Case Studies

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Anybus Case Study

1080 Motion: Wireless solution used for athlete testing

Wireless Bridge enables data from 1080 Motion’s neuromuscular testing machines to be transferred wirelessly to a computer for immediate display.
Ewon Case Study

Give Your Transformer An Extra Life

At the core of Tamini Trasformatori's system developed by W2W solutions lies the Ewon Flexy using MQTT technology for preventive maintenance.
Anybus Case Study

JSI: Always connected, always sharp

JSI has built an automated slitting machine with robotic blade changers. HMS technology gets the machine connected —in several different ways.
Ixxat Case Study

Power up with Ixxat

Ixxat CAN technology enables Super B in the Netherlands to get even more power out of their state-of-the art lithium ion batteries
Ewon Case Study

Thiele Technologies use Ewon for global remote support

Thiele Technologies use Ewon products to download revision system upgrades without the need for an on-site visit to their customer facilities.

Ewon Case Studies

MAAC Case study (1)

MAAC machinery saves 50% of support cost using Ewon remote access

MAAC is a corporate situated in Chicago and specialized in manufacturing thermoforming machinery and other companion products. These MAAC products are used around the world and serve many sectors such as the aerospace sector, medical automotive and other.
“With Ewon, we eliminate 50-70% of our support cost,  in addition to significantly reducing hours of machine downtime.”
Leslie Adams, Director of Technical Services
MAAC

MAAC Company quickly found out that the automation control technology was the key to succeed in the machinery sector. Leslie Adams, Director of Technical Services, as an industry veteran, has devoted the past 27 years to make MAAC machines best of class.

 

He’s been supporter of electronic automation since the very beginning and Ewon’s industrial routers are now on the top of his interests.

 


Benefits

- Connect machines just about anywhere

- Provides fast solution for customers

- Quick and efficient troubleshooting


 

Extremely effective technology

 

According to Mr. Adams, « The communications provided by an Ewon VPN router is simply incredible. Using an internet connection we can connect to machines just about anywhere.

 

We have established secure VPN connections with our machines in Calgary, Minnesota, North Carolina and Montreal in the past few weeks alone. As long as the customer has an internet connection – we’re good to go. It eliminates the need for any kind of special interface.» 

 

The secure VPN connection that Ewon technology provides, offers full integration of IT security standards. Ewon’s unique remote access solution allows MAAC to connect to machines in the field with the same ease and flexibility as a machine in their shop.

 

The remote access enables the company to connect to their machine just as if they were beside them and to have access to PLC’s, Drives and HMI devices and any other device connected to the machine subnet including an IP camera.

 

The flux of information is delivered in real time and can help troubleshooting the issue or provide a fast solution to customers.

 

MAAC Case study (2)

 

A solution to phone modems delay time

 

Before installing Ewon router, MAAC Machinery used phone modems to connect to their machines. But this structure had a huge problem: the delay time. « I remember the frustration associated with trying to monitor machines when it took a long time for information to make its way back via the modem connection. In one instance, we were working with a machine in Australia and the delay ran up to 15 seconds », recalls Adams.

 

Further, MAAC has been able to substantially improve customer service in important developing economies like China, India, Australia and other.

 

« The Ewon VPN router gets our customers away from the cost of running special phone lines into their manufacturing facility. With Ewon product, we have the flexibility to service our machinery using the best communication technology available locally whether it is internet, cellular, or anything else.»

 

Cost saving

 

By applying Ewon and their companion Talk2M cloud service,  the servers keep track of each machine with the customer location and machine type and allow the user to manage  who has access to which machine on any given day.

 

The remote maintenance which enables a quick and efficient troubleshooting has a positive impact on the customer effective support costs. Leslie commented, « With Ewon, we eliminate 50-70% of our support cost, in addition to significantly reducing hours of machine downtime normally associated with waiting for a service technician. Travel time wasted on field trips equates to a lot of money.

 

Sitting in airports and driving out to customer installations means a whole lot of unproductive time. Time we prefer our programmers spend working on new machines or fine tuning existing systems. When these guys are gone – they simply aren’t working on the important stuff.»

 

« I have been monitoring a machine in California which may have a problem. I certainly wouldn’t have been able to do that just a few months ago. I just saved another maintenance trip with Ewon.»

 

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Anybus Case Studies

Ixxat Case Studies

  • Schaeffler_CANblueII

    Ixxat CANblue II make drive tests (more) tangible

    Ixxat CANblue II connects ECU of test vehicles via Bluetooth with tablet PCs and makes driving tests more „tangible“ by displaying vehicle data.
    Client
    Schaeffler Engineering China
  • ETAS

    Car simulator driven by IXXAT

    ETAS uses IXXAT PC interface boards to enable communication between their LABCAR HiL test system and different Electronic Control Units (ECUs).
    Client
    ETAS GmbH
  • Sarissa-INpact

    Connect two worlds with the IXXAT INpact

    Sarissa GmbH offers advanced assistance systems for position measurement and worker guidance right down to the last millimeter. The systems enable error-free production and are used in manufacturing, picking and assembly in the automotive, aerospace and general industry sectors.
    Sarissa Assistance Systems rely on IXXAT INpact to connect their local positioning system to customer‘s own worker guidance systems.

    Client
    Sarissa GmbH
  • excavating machine simulator

    USB-to-CAN compact – enabling data exchange within excavating machine simulator

    At Halmstad University in Sweden, work has been proceeding to develop a state-of-the-art simulator for an excavating machine. The prototype uses Virtual Reality to simulate the environment in an excavator. The VR goggles display what the operator would see in an actual excavator and the driver's seat also moves according to what the operator does – making the experience very real.

    Client
    Halmstad University in Sweden

 

 

 

 

 

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