SAP CONDITION BASED MAINTENANCE
The out-of-the-box NLINK OPC to SAP Solution allows manufacturers to perform analysis and reporting by combining plant control and SAP business data or perform automatic measurement recording, reporting, analysis and notifications to facilitate Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and Operating Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). End users can define measurement points based upon control system tags, and create automatic notifications within SAP from sets of user-filtered process control alarms and events.
The solution presented below highlights just one application of the technology that can be built into the NLINK OPC to SAP Solution. High-level descriptions of additional applications of this technology can be found here and include solutions for SAP production processing, SAP quality management, and SAP inventory reconciliation, to name a few.
THE OPC to SAP PROBLEM
Many companies today already collect asset performance data (such as pump flow, power, pressure, run hours, etc.) and pass it to a SCADA, DCS or Data Historian. But the process for converting this into actionable data is manual, labor intensive and slow. The ability to automatically load this measurement data into the SAP PM module in order to better manage plant floor assets can provide considerable value by providing improved visibility of this measurement data and significantly increasing plant-floor operational efficiencies.
THE OPC to SAP SOLUTION
NLINK OPC TO SAP SOLUTION FUNCTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
The NLINK OPC to SAP Solution comes with a wide array of built-in functionality that’s simply not available with other approaches:
Custom coding does not belong on the Manufacturing Plant Floor! The NLINK OPC to SAP Solution is a configuration-based system with absolutely no custom coding required.
The NLINK OPC to SAP Solution does not require anything to be installed into the SAP Landscape and no custom ABAP is required.
OUT OF THE BOX
The NLINK OPC to SAP Solution comes with a set of pre-built, out of the box transactions to support Condition Based Monitoring of Assets.
The NLINK OPC to SAP Solution comes with a simple User Interface that allows a variety of thresholds, triggers and other criteria to be specified per asset or groups of assets.
The NLINK OPC to SAP Solution can be installed and deployed in minutes. Once the first manufacturing site is operational rolling out additional sites requires moving a single file.
Enterprise Features that are built into the Product include:
STORE & FORWARD
When SAP is not available, the NLINK OPC to SAP Solution spools transactional data and stores it locally. When SAP comes back up, data is posted to SAP in a FIFO fashion, once and once only.
The NLINK OPC to SAP Solution is built on a powerful integration engine. The delivered solution can easily connect to other systems using a variety of protocols to drive additional value.
The NLINK Product Suite is SAP Certified for S/4HANA and has been continuously SAP Certified since 1999. Previous SAP Certifications include Powered by SAP NetWeaver and CA-ALE.
The NLINK OPC to SAP Solution has built-in E-mail Alerts, Audit Logs, Trace Files and an IT Administrator’s Management console to conveniently manage and monitor the deployed interfaces.
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