The term machine data acquisition, MDE for short, stands for the interface between machines in production technology and information processing. The process of capturing, storing and providing information in a production and manufacturing environment is provided.
The first step towards digital production is digital data acquisition of machine data.
MDE is a subarea of BDE, the production data acquisition.
The goals of machine data collection include:
- The optimization of runtimes
- The analysis of processes
- The evaluation of downtime
- The reporting of faults