Metso Outotec has announced the launch of Index, an online data collection tool meant to increase productivity, optimize the cost-benefit ratio and identify limiting parameters for machinery.
According to a news release from the company, the operating and production data collection system from Metso Outotec’s Metal Recycling business transfers relevant data from the machine directly to the customer’s equipment.
"Accessible via mobile app or from the dashboard any time, one click is all it takes to find out how high the current capacity utilization is, which material is currently being processed, how many operating hours the equipment has already been running for or what the general condition of the metal recycling machine is," says Peter Thomas, director of products and technology for Metal Recycling at Metso Outotec.
All the equipment data can be visualized, displayed and analyzed in the Index web portal and, if necessary, transferred to programs and systems designed for controlling purposes. The company says the server is in Europe and is therefore subject to European data protection regulations.
Index will be available as standard equipment in the EtaCut II, EtaCut, PowerCut/LUC, PowerCut Wings/LIS and LU shears."Additionally, Index will soon be available for presses and shredder systems for Metso Outotec’s metal recycling customers," Thomas says.