MDC - Machine Data Connector
The "Machine Data Connector" (MDC) is a data logging system which was developed with the aim of collecting data from the machine and making it available in the cloud. The MDC is designed as a stand-alone system which manages all the required part systems internally. In order to ensure the proper operation of the MDC, the following components must be connected.
- 24V power supply
- M12-D plug or
- CAN connection as a data source
- GSM - antenna
- GPS - rear antenna
Addititonally the MDC provides the following interfaces:
- Ethernet Interface: Data IN
- 2x CAN-interface - D-Sub 9: 1x CAN IN/OUT, 1x CAN IN
- USB-Mini: For service and maintenance of the MDC
The MDC has an internal memory of 8 GB and can, therefore, save data temporarily if there is no GSM connection available. ´Depending on the data volume of the machine, data can be stored there for a period of several weeks. If a GSM connection is established, the stored data is automatically loaded into the cloud. The MDC is installed in an aluminium housing. The housing is designed for installation in a control cabinet.