Minimize Downtime in Manufacturing
Manufacturers have a big incentive to keep their operations running smoothly. When an unexpected event happens during production, it can mean revenue lost while the problem is identified and resolved. Learn how a leading tire manufacturer utlized Longwatch cameras and management software to minimize downtime, improve worker safety and process visability.
IVC’s Video Solution
Solves a $10,000 Mystery In Minutes
Using IVC’s Longwatch software, the Maintenance Repair Operations (MRO) administrator was able search for the corresponding work order containing the missing part. Once found, he clicked on the work order event and was automatically provided with recorded video of the maintenance employee’s actions at the time of the event. The video showed the employee mistakenly taking two components when the work order only called for one.
The Longwatch Video Surveillance platform is a complete stand-alone video monitoring solution that can be integrated into existing process control systems. The system is composed of industrial grade software and video recording hardware along with a flexible ‘thin client’ viewer interface. It includes multiple process control interfaces based on industry standards such as OPC and MODBUS TCP. These interfaces allow for complete control of the video system through existing SCADA, DCS, or MES systems.
The Longwatch Video Historian is software for your computer that provides a visual context to your recorded system data. Video can show multiple variables; speed, distance, rate of change, limits, and sequences all simultaneously and unambiguously. Video Historian is a state-of-the-art tool which supplements control system data with quickly accessed, intuitive video. It records video automatically and integrates the recorded video with various manufacturing databases, including AVEVA (formally Wonderware) Historian.
The View Station presents a fully-featured operator interface to a network of video cameras managed by the IVC Longwatch Video System. Operators are provided camera access and control, regardless of location or size of the video network. A client of the Longwatch VCC, View Station provides a scalable architecture providing robust performance for systems of any size.
The Longwatch Console Recorder is a software platform that automatically records your critical operator workstations. Just like a camera pointed at your monitor, the Console Recorder records everything being displayed, not just a recreation of events from a data historian. View your HMI, DCS, MES, or terminal server sessions live or go back in time to see exactly how an operator dealt with an event.