How ECI Connect works

Digital base
Digitalization processes in manufacturing are typically launched as individual projects. The introduction of an MES, TDM, or CAQ system often covers only certain aspects of manufacturing and eventually leads to numerous stand-alone solutions for data acquisition. Using ECI Connect, you prepare your manufacturing operations for the digital future – not just for a single project, but by future-proofing all projects. All machines and equipment are interconnected and deliver unified data that is needed for various digitalization and IoT projects within your company.
Digital layer
Machine connectivity is the cornerstone of any digitalization project in manufacturing. ECI Connect's digital layer provides the basis for connecting all machines and equipment used in your manufacturing operations in a standardized way and reduces the interface requirements for future digitalization projects by up to 66 percent. A single interface protocol (e.g., OPC UA) is used to transmit the collected data to your existing analytics tools – vendor-neutral and future-proof.
Intelligent datasets
ECI Connect not only provides individual data points, but rather monitors the overall status of all machines and creates complete and meaningful data records that you can use for further analysis and evaluation. This ensures that only accurate and complete data of the quality you require is ever fed into your analytics systems and unnecessarily large volumes of data are avoided as a result (edge computing).
Maximum safety
Protection against unauthorized external access plays a central role in all digitalization projects. ECI Connect provides the best possible protection against external access to your manufacturing operations by customizing the hardware and tailoring it to individual machines.

ECI Connect hardware

The ECI Connect hardware connects the individual machines and equipment in your manufacturing facilities. You can choose from three hardware versions, with and without visualization.

ECI Connect hardware versions

Functions ECI Connect Box vTouch with 13' Display vTouch with 21' Display
Full range of functions for machine data acquisition
Fail-safe in case of network disruptions
Machine interface is separate from the manufacturing network
Processing of digital and analog signals
Data visualization on the machine ×
Customized software possible ×

ECI Data Hub

Manage all ECI Connect hardware in your manufacturing environment using the ECI Data Hub. The centrally processed data is transmitted to your top floor software.

Functions ECI Data Hub

  • Dashboard

    Configurable dashboard with detailed information on the ECI Connect hardware installed
  • Machine signals

    Visual display of machine signals
  • Alarm function

    Alarm function in case of hardware failure
  • Updates

    Option to update the installed hardware using a central server
  • Evaluations

    Centralized evaluation of the individual hardware logs