FactoryTalk® Metrics gives you the data that can reveal new ways to increase production, reduce costs, and increase quality. By generating accurate reporting of real plant floor activity, this software gives you important insights into using existing equipment and labor more effectively. FactoryTalk Metrics reports on OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), but it is more than just an OEE reporting tool. OEE can tell you how a machine is performing over time; it cannot tell you why the machine is performing at that level. FactoryTalk Metrics answers the "why" question, uncovering the root-causes of downtime and loss helps you make real improvements to performance.
FactoryTalk® Metrics is a complete system for efficiency monitoring, event collection, and analysis. It offers:
FactoryTalk® Metrics can help you identify the true causes of inefficiency, so you can refine, streamline, and prioritize your process improvement initiatives for maximum results. Customers often experience OEE improvements of 10-30%, but even small improvements in efficiency can add up and lead to huge bottom-line results. FactoryTalk Metrics can help you:
Report Expert Improvements:
FactoryTalk® Metrics is a highly configurable and scalable application, and hardware requirements for a server vary considerably depending upon the size and architecture of the application.
For a small application where all FactoryTalk Metrics and SQL Server services are running on one computer or for larger applications where there is a separate database server, the server computer should be a "server class" machine and must meet the following requirements:
|Processor||2.0 GHz 64-bit processor or higher
|Memory||4GB or more
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008
|Storage||10GB free or more|
It is not required to have a separate server for SQL Server, but it is recommended for large applications. Information on specifying and tuning SQL Server hardware is generally available on the Internet.
To view FactoryTalk Metrics reports (either Report Expert or QuickWeb) with a Web browser, or to configure the FactoryTalk Metrics software, client computers require:
Servers are licensed based on a workcell count. All servers contain Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, one SQL Service Client Access License (CAL), and one FactoryTalk Metrics Authoring Client license. Workcell counts are additive when installed on a single server computer.
|9358-PLTM2000ENE||FactoryTalk Metrics Server with 1 Workcell Limit|
|9358-PLTM2100ENE||FactoryTalk Metrics Server with 5 Workcell Limit|
|9358-PLTM2200ENE||FactoryTalk Metrics Server with 10 Workcell Limit|
|9358-PLTM2300ENE||FactoryTalk Metrics Server with 25 Workcell Limit|
|9358-PLTM2400ENE||FactoryTalk Metrics Server with 50 Workcell Limit|
|9358-PLTM2500ENE||FactoryTalk Metrics Server with 100 Workcell Limit|
|9358-PLTM2600ENE||FactoryTalk Metrics Server with 200 Workcell Limit|
An Authoring Client license is required for each user who will configure the FactoryTalk Metrics application or create/modify QuickWeb reports. One is included with each FactoryTalk Metrics Server.
|9358-PLTMATHENE||FactoryTalk Metrics Single User Authoring Client|
Runtime Client licenses are required for all users who access FactoryTalk Metrics, Report Expert, or FactoryTalk Historian Classic reports through a Web browser, HMI, or any other means. These are concurrent user licenses and include the appropriate SQL Server 2012 license. Unlimited-user versions are available for 4-, 8-, or 16-CPU systems. One unlimited version is available with no SQL Server license. All Runtime Clients can be used with either FactoryTalk Historian Classic or FactoryTalk Metrics.
|9358-BIZ1C0PENE||Single-User Runtime Client License (Concurrent user)|
|9358-BIZUC0PENE||Unlimited-User Runtime Client License without a Database Server License (For users who already have SQL Server Core licenses.)|
|9358-BIZUC1PENE||Unlimited-User Runtime Client License with SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition 4-Core Runtime Database license|
|9358-BIZUC2PENE||Unlimited-User Runtime Client License with SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition 8-Core Runtime Database license|
|9358-BIZUC4PENE||Unlimited-User Runtime Client License with SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition 16-Core Runtime Database license|
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