A - One piece of hardware per machine

4 x Measure point
4 x RS Blackbox
4 x PC for logging and Operator tools

Advantages

  • User interface very close to where operators runs the machine/station

  • Operator tools has instant access to machine data even without connection
    to the central server and real time data is therefor not at all depending on
    infrastructure like database/server/network

  • Easy to document, support and maintain hardware connection and setup

  • No risk that power shut down on one machine effects the data collection
    at another machine

Risks

  • No known risks

B - One central RS Blackbox and local Operator tools PC for each measure point

4 x Measure point
1 x RS Blackbox
4 x PC for Operator tools
1 x PC for logging machine signals

Advantages

  • User interface very close to where operators runs the machine/station

  • Easy to overview all machine signals on one central spot

  • Possible to maintain the logging PC without disturbing the Operator
    tools PCs

  • Reduces hardware costs

Risks

  • Problems with network/sever/database will effect the real time
    updates on the Operator tools clients.

C - One central RS Blackbox and one central Operator tools PC for several measure points

4 x Measure point
1 x RS Blackbox
1 x PC for logging and Operator tools

Advantages

  • Easy to overview all machine signals on one central spot

  • Maximum reduction of hardware costs

Risks

  • Operators don’t have Operator tools available on all machines and must
    remember to go to the central Operator tools client

  • Problems with network/sever/database will effect the real time updates
    on the Operator tools clients.