How does it work?
DataWorx Professional maximizes the value of your industrial data.
DataWorx Professional works by gathering real-time data from the plant and storing it into a convenient database. Once stored into a database, useful information may be viewed directly from any desktop on the network. DataWorx Professional simplifies, organizes and displays complicated data. By making information available to those who need it at a moment’s notice, DataWorx Professional transforms your raw industrial data into actionable information. Information to manage resources, develop strategic business plans, and improve internal processes. In the end, DataWorx Professional will save your business money, and increase customer satisfaction.
The DataWorx software packages include a Server application that runs as a Microsoft Windows service. The Server is capable of collecting an unlimited amount of data from an unlimited number of devices. It runs on its own without user-involvement, regardless of whether anyone is logged-in on the PC or not. The user does not need to be present to manually start the logging each time the computer restarts – DataWorx will take full control over the process.
Sample screen: The DataWorx Server screen shows the status of the service.
The DataWorx Server is equipped with an easy-to-use graphical interface, which can be used to start, stop or pause services. It also provides a very simple way to install and uninstall the service.
The DataWorx Server stores the data it collects into a database of your choice.
Sample screen: This is a sample database table generated by DataWorx Professional.
The DataWorx Server also can be configured to store the data into comma-delimited or tab-delimited text files on your PC.
Sample screen: This is a sample text file generated by DataWorx Professional.
The Server has a useful Diagnostic Error Log window available for on-the-spot troubleshooting. The Error Log window shows the status of the Server and indicates whether the Server is started, stopped or paused. It also communicates whether or not the data being received from the device matches the Server configuration.
Sample screen: This is a sample Error Log generated by DataWorx Modbus TCP Professional.
The Error Log allows you to diagnose problems instantly and view real-time events. The Error
Log window can be accessed from the Server PC or from the DataWorx Monitor application.
The DataWorx software packages also include a Monitor application. The Monitor is able to conveniently run from any PC that is networked with the Server. This allows the user to store, send and retrieve important industrial data without having physical access to the Server or the plant devices.
Sample screen: The Monitor's main start-up screen displays currently configured PLCs and
their status. It also displays the status of the DataWorx Server and Monitor applications.
The DataWorx Monitor allows the user to configure the Server’s file-creation cycle and device listings. A date/time stamp and file alias can be included for each data item. From the Monitor application, the Server can be configured to archive the logged files into a ZIP file. Once archived, files can be deleted from the log automatically, according to parameters set by the user. Archiving and deleting can occur daily, monthly or yearly as needed.
Sample screen: The Device Configuration screen can be accessed from the DataWorx Monitor application. The
Device Configuration screen allows the user to control device listings, file-creation cycles, view options, and
archiving and deleting. This is a sample Device Configuration screen for the text-file logging option.
The DataWorx Professional Monitor has an added feature that allows the user to view and save the data files stored on the Server in a database format.
Sample screen: This is a sample Device Configuration screen for the database logging option.
DataWorx Professional enables industrial devices to conduct the following database operations:
Sample screen: This is a sample Device Procedures menu. Using this menu, which is accessible from the
Database Device Configuration screen, users are able to select the type of database they wish to use.
The also may define four types of PLC procedures: Insert, Delete, Select, and Update.
Report-by-exception technology eases network traffic.
DataWorx Professional software packages use report-by-exception data logging, instead of the traditional polling method. This unique report-by-exception technology allows direct communication between the PLC and the database system. It gives the PLC complete control over data logging and storage, and places it as a user on the network, so it will send information only when needed. Report by exception greatly reduces the amount of network traffic in comparison to the continuous polling method, which is used by many other data-collection applications.