What is a Machine Data Acquisition?
Machine data acquisition, or MDA for short, describes the “interface” between (1) the machine producing the data and (2) the digital collection, storage, and processing of this data. MDA is thus the basic prerequisite for data-driven production, which is referred to as “Industry 4.0” and “Smart Factory”.
Effective MDA provides data that creates a whole new level of transparency on the shop floor. This enables (a) the optimization of production control and (b) exposes previously untapped potential for process optimization.