The MODI Ibox is the link between a simple code scanner and the traceability system. Turn any conveyor belt into an intelligent process system. With the integrated SMEMA interfaces, the Ibox can be installed between two machines. An adjustment of the respective system control is not necessary. The board handover serves as a trigger for the code reading process. Any scanner can be easily connected via RS232. The read code contents are sent to the traceability system via TCP/IP.
The next step is to check: If the traceability system is giving its clearance, the SMEMA interfaces will open by the Ibox and the board can enter the following machine. In case of negative feedback, a corresponding error message can be displayed directly on the display of the Ibox.
The Ibox server’s software is installed on the line control computer and can control any number of Iboxes. The Iboxes are connected to the software via network. A graphical interface gives the operator the possibility to monitor all processes any time. Through individual scripts, each Ibox can go through a process-specific workflow.
The Ibox can pass on the read code contents directly to subsequent machines. An installation of a code scanner in the respective process system is therefore not mandatory. The connection can be realized via RS232 or network.
Each production has its own individualities. Each traceability system has specific interfaces. In different workshops, we advise them in order to optimally integrate the Ibox into their existing processes.