TOUCHBOX is equipped with RS232 and USB interface to host peripheral devices such as barcode scanner, label printer, scale and others. Via RS232 process data from machine can be extracted. 4 relay outputs allow to control production cycle (machine start) or light indication (beacon). 4 TTL can be used for sending status of operation from machine (end of production cycle, scrap etc.).
Data collection and traceability in production is today important, in some sectors necessary tool, that affects whole productivity and eliminates operating cost. Traceability allows operator to see history of product immediately, simplifies search for “problematic” products and disables to use the parts that do not match the quality criteria in the process flow. Management appreciates ability to analyze various aspects of production conditions, such as availability of production equipment, number and reasons of nonconformities, compliance of technological processes etc. TOUCHBOX is next generation of widely used original terminal SEMBOX.