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Bringing Affordable Automation to Manufacturing

The UAK1000 is a standardized automation system that provides centralized SCADA capabilities to virtually any manufacturing line or process. The system combines state-of-the-art PLC and PC power with a single pre-configured software package that is ready to install right out of the box with no schematics and minimal engineering required. The result is a modern automation solution for approximately half the cost of proprietary one-off systems.

UAK1000 Equipment Monitoring and Control System
Bringing Affordable Automation to Manufacturing

The UAK1000 Equipment Monitoring and Control System is a standardized automation system that provides centralized SCADA capabilities to virtually any manufacturing line or process. The system combines state-of-the-art PLC and PC power with a single pre-configured software package that is ready to install right out of the box with no schematics and minimal engineering required. The result is a modern automation solution for approximately half the cost of proprietary one-off systems.

UAK1000 Features

Minimal Engineering, Simplified Coding, and No Schematics

The UAK1000 is wired using an innovative coding system that enables fast setup. It also easily directs an operator from a device or piece of equipment to its corresponding active line of code within the controls software, thereby simplifying the location, connection, and troubleshooting of any I/O.

No Proprietary Components, No Planned Obsolescence

The standardization built into the UAK1000 allows manufacturers to protect the valuable uptime that is often lost by expensive, time-consuming proprietary systems that require specialized parts and expertise for maintenance and repair. Standardized replacement parts typically cost about 20% less than proprietary systems. They are also readily available from a wider selection of vendors, and they can quickly and easily be replaced by a system operator or by OEE Datawatch.

OSHA Compliance & Safety Built-In

Software and controls are housed in a low-voltage compartment in the top of the cabinet, while a separate compartment at the bottom houses electrical components. This allows operators to gain safe, easy access to controls for troubleshooting live automation without the need for personal protective equipment or lockout/tagout and without disrupting uptime. This design complies with OSHA requirements for operational safety.

Secure Communication for Remote Troubleshooting

The PC component of the UAK1000 displays real-time process data screens and can securely deliver process and equipment information to authorized personnel anywhere via an internet-ready device. The PC is equipped with two (2) ethernet cards and a dedicated IP address that limits communication to one-way, out-only data streaming, so process data is secure. The cyber-secure internet communication also allows both in-house operators and OEE Datawatch to remotely troubleshoot and service the system from anywhere with an internet-enabled device.

Complete Start-to-Finish Support

OEE Datawatch supports every automation project from initial quote and programming through delivery and installation on the factory floor. Support includes free access to OEE’s growing library of online training tutorials that are designed to place manufacturers in complete control of their automation system. OEE engineers are also available after delivery to assist with setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

UAK1000 Specifications

The UAK1000 Equipment Monitoring and Control System is designed around a Siemens S71200 Series PLC and a 17.SSD PC with a 17″ touchscreen display running Windows 10 Pro, 5th Generation. Automation is provided by Siemens Portal Software (license included) and SCADA is delivered via Wonderware Indusoft Web Studio software.

Specifications:

  • PLC: Siemens S71200 Series (Allen-Bradley or other upon request)
  • PC: I7 processor with SSD with 19″ touchscreen monitor 
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Siemens Portal Software (Programming license included)
  • SCADA: AVEVA (Wonderware) Indusoft Web Studio (Runtime license included)
  • 32 inputs/32 outputs
  • Remote 40″ HDMI monitor for ANDON data display – 25′ cable included
  • Manual operating data screen and OEE dashboard with trending included
  • SIL 3 E-stop 
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Solid-state fuses (programmable 1 to 10 amps)
  • One-year Warranty

 

Additional Features:

  • Movable interior light strip provides handy light source to clearly view all areas inside the cabinet
  • Convenient interior power strip with surge protection safeguards PC operations
  • Fan with temperature sensor monitors and dissipates heat in lower electrical compartment
  • Industrial wheels allow easy movement around the factory floor 
  • Wheels can be replaced with legs that can be bolted to the floor for permanent placement
  • Ergonomic cabinet height for added comfort, ease of use
  • Shelf for keyboard and mouse

OSHA Compliance

Built-In OSHA Compliance

Traditional automation systems place the burden of OSHA compliance and safety on the manufacturer, which unnecessarily results in longer lead times and larger financial investments. The UAK1000 eliminates this needless burden and expense for manufacturers with an out-of-the-box design that has OSHA compliance and safety built in. 

Built-In OSHA Compliance

Traditional automation systems place the burden of OSHA compliance and safety on the manufacturer, which unnecessarily results in longer lead times and larger financial investments. The UAK1000 eliminates this needless burden and expense for manufacturers with an out-of-the-box design that has OSHA compliance and safety built in. 

Top-to-Bottom Safety

The UAK1000 Equipment Monitoring and Control System is designed with two separate locking compartments, top and bottom. All low-voltage controls are conveniently housed in the top compartment, while a separate compartment at the bottom houses the electrical components.

Troubleshooting without PPE or Lockout/Tagout

With the high-voltage electrical components housed separately in a compartment below the low-voltage software and controls, operators can gain safe, easy access to controls for live troubleshooting without the need for personal protective equipment or lockout/tagout. Down below, the high-voltage electrical compartment is locked at all times and requires system shutdown and lockout/tagout for safe entry.  This dual-compartment configuration provides a centralized automation solution that complies with OSHA requirements for operational safety right out of the box.

SIL 3 E-Stop Circuit

Every UAK1000 includes an E-stop that connects to a SIL 3 relay with built-in redundancy. This feature provides remote equipment shutdown capability to protect the safety of line operators in an emergency. Additional E-stops can be easily added to safeguard additional lines and equipment as needed.

Getting Started

How to Get a UAK1000 Equipment Monitoring and Control System

The UAK1000 Equipment Monitoring and Control System is thoughtfully designed for fast, easy integration into your manufacturing process from the moment you request a quotation all the way through delivery, installation, and beyond.

STEP 1:
Request a quotation.

Getting a quote is easy. Simply complete the online quote request form and an OEE Datawatch representative will contact you to begin the process.

STEP 2:
Complete the OEE Datawatch Project Setup Form.

OEE Datawatch provides a simple, easy-to-follow form for defining I/O tags in your manufacturing line or process. Once submitted, screen programming for your UAK1000 begins.

STEP 3:
Allow approximately 1 to 2 weeks for UAK1000 programming.

Up to 20 hours of programming time are included with your UAK1000. Once complete, the system is delivered pre-configured for PLCs and programmed for manual operation.

STEP 4:
Take delivery of your UAK1000 and install it on your factory floor.

Your UAK1000 is delivered to your manufacturing site ready for installation and programmed for manual operation. All I/O is pre-configured and guaranteed correct from the start. 

After-the-Sale Support

OEE Datawatch continues to support the integration of your UAK1000 after you take delivery with support services that include:

Installation Assistance

The UAK1000 is designed for fast, easy setup by your personnel; however, we recognize that sometimes issues arise that you may need help resolving. OEE Datawatch provides complete support during the installation and integration of your new system until it is up and running.

Free Training Resources

OEE Datawatch offers an ever-expanding library of free online training resources, including videos and instruction manuals, to quickly and easily train your in-house personnel on the fundamentals of operating your UAK1000.

Troubleshooting & Diagnosis

Your UAK1000 includes cyber-secure internet communication that can allow your in-house personnel and OEE Datawatch to provide troubleshooting and diagnostic support from anywhere in the world with an internet-enabled device. 

Readily Available Parts

Because the UAK1000 is a standardized system, its component hardware and software is widely stocked and readily available from the vendor of your choice and often at a 20% lower cost than traditional proprietary components.

Warranty

The UAK1000 Equipment Monitoring and Control System comes with a one-year warranty, guaranteeing the system against all mechanical and electrical defects.

Questions?

Talk to an OEE Datawatch expert.

*For the purposes of this estimate we are assuming a $50,000 automation solution. In some instances, the percentage may be more or less.
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