Updated: Sep 21, 2022
A production counter is a counter system display that keeps track the real-time numbers of your daily production produced in your plant. Not only just keeping track the production records, it also provides some useful metrics to help improve the manufacturing operation.
Production counters are important for manufacturers as it provides an accurate count of products produced in the production floor. As this is part of the system that helps you manage your productions, it helps to minimize waste or eliminate overproduction issue. Note that, waste incurred cost.
How does it work?
The production counter display shows information such as targeted amount to be produced, actual amount that has been produced and the balance of the amount that has yet to be produced.
From the production counter display, it connects to a controller through a CAT5 cable, whereby the controller is used to set the targeted and the actual amount. From the controller, it will be connected to a dry contact (it can be a NPN or a PNP sensor).
Whenever the material or products produced goes through the sensor, the information shows on the production counter will be updated accordingly.
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