Flexible Machine Interfacing
Integrated into the SAP Manufacturing Suite, the SAP Plant Connectivity component (SAP PCO) offers the option of interfacing directly with machinery for the automated logging of quantities, machine states and process values from production facilities. Process parameters or production programs can also be sent to the machinery directly. This enables data to be exchanged between the machinery and SAP bidirectionally and in real-time. To this end, SAP Plant Connectivity (SAP PCO) offers an extensive portfolio of protocol modules as standard (such as OPC DA, OPC UA, TCP/IP and others). Other preconfigured machinery interfaces – the result of IGZ's numerous reference projects for various industry segments – are supplied by IGZ "out-of-the-box". Direct sensor interfacing with analogue or digital I/O adapters is also possible.