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Weight Indicators with Built-in Web Servers

5 Sep 2019  |
A web server is made up of hardware, firmware and/or software and is commonly on equipment used for systems integration.

It is used to transfer and compute process data to and from other equipment on the same network as the webserver, providing a framework for the equipment’s functionality with other programs and devices.

Remote Process Control

Weight indicators and controllers with built-in web servers allow remote process control, real-time monitoring and operational visibility from any device on the same network as the webserver. Smartphones, tablets or PCs connected to the same network as the indicator can be used for active viewing and control of the indicator from secondary locations.

Central Command

Remote operation eliminates the need to physically go to workstations to monitor work. Modifications can be done from a distance; zero the scale, print tickets or select scale configurations from a phone or device. Start and stop processes dependent on sequential tasks set up in distant locations. Communicate and manage data from networked devices, printers, PLCs or PCs. One operator can control more than one work station from his or her primary location.

Easier Management

Surveillance of operations is simpler, reducing the number of supervisors needed, as well as their travel distance to separate tasks. View all networked indicators at different workstations from a single PC by staging them for visibility in separate browser windows. Built-in web servers totally eliminate the need for paired local and remote indicators, reducing the need for additional hardware. 

Real-Time Technical Support

Technicians can assist an operator virtually in real-time, troubleshooting for fast diagnoses, reducing downtime. For repairs and training, third-party technicians use the shared web server IP address to remotely view work in progress. This is helpful not only for process errors but also for orientation in new installations.

Share a Screen to Test Drive Equipment

With a screen share, a technician can host an operator while they test out equipment based on their own process, using mocked-up capabilities tailored for a specific application. This hands-on demonstration represents how equipment will interface to a user’s specific application.

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