Introduction to TrakHound (Open Source CNC Monitoring and Data Acquisition)

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 Posted 9/13/2015 9:54:58 PM
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I want to introduce everyone to a project my company is working on which is an Open Source CNC monitoring software package called TrakHound. This software package reads data from MTConnect Agents and processes and stores the data in a database (MySQL) which the client application then reads from to use for data analysis, dashboards, digital signage, etc..

We are in the beta stage of development right now and are looking for both testers and developers to collaborate with. Please let us know if you are interested info@TrakHound.org.

Be sure to check out our website below for more information:

www.TrakHound.org

TrakHound - Client

The TrakHound Client application is used to view the processed data and comes bundled with the Device Compare plugin as shown below that shows a quick overview of the monitored devices.

http://www.feenux.com/misc/DeviceCompare_01.png
[Example data shown from 'agent.mtconnect.org']

TrakHound - Server

The TrakHound Server application runs as a Windows Service and retrieves the MTConnect data, processes it based on the installed server plugins, and then stores data in a MySQL database (other databases can be accommodated).
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 Posted 10/4/2015 9:07:05 PM
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Nice work! Will you guys be attending one of the upcoming TAG meetings? Next one is at NIST in November.
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 Posted 10/6/2015 10:55:14 PM
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Thanks! We most likely won't be able to make it to the meeting in November but hope to make the one in January.
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I want to let everyone know that we just released the newest version of TrakHound this week and some new features are User Accounts, Device Manager (for configuring devices), updated interfaces, and more!

The user accounts are totally free and allow you to login and view your devices from any PC that the TrakHound Client application is installed on without having to worry about any configuration files you would have to copy. This will also allow you to use our web and mobile applications that are currently under development.

We appreciate all of the testers that gave us feedback and one of the biggest hurdles we ran into was configuring the devices. Previously we had to manually edit an Xml configuration file which was a little tedious and was easy to make mistakes in syntax. Device Manager remedies this as everything is configurable through an easy to use interface.

Part of Device Manager is the new Device Catalog where you can share configurations so adding a device can be as easy as just selecting the device's type/manufacturer/model from the catalog and clicking 'Add'. The only setup after this would be entering your Agent info and pointing it to your database. We just have a few devices as this is brand new but if you have a machine/device that is not on the list then please email us the name of the manufacturer & model number (info@trakhound.org). We also have several Public Agent's already but if anyone has a Public Agent please let us know so we can use it as a default for a device configuration. This will allow users to see the configuration working on a live machine as soon as they click 'Add'. We would like to have one for each manufacturer and each type (ex. lathe, mill, etc).

One of our goals with this project is to take the focus away from the initial process of setup and move the focus towards interpreting the data into something useful. MTConnect allows for plug and play capabilities and we aim to take advantage of that aspect as much as possible.

www.TrakHound.org

Below are some screenshots:

http://www.feenux.com/trakhound/images/devicecompare_06_sm.png

http://www.feenux.com/trakhound/images/devicemanager_02_sm.png

http://www.feenux.com/trakhound/images/devicemanager_01_sm.png

http://www.feenux.com/trakhound/images/devicemanager_server_generatedevents_01_sm.png

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