Most Plants today would like the option of collecting data of a machine on a process to improve its productivity. History always teaches you what not to do and how to succeed in improving performance.
EZ Series HMI Touchpanels provide this capability in a very simple EZ Format. You do not even need to have an Ethernet option on the HMI. All you have to do is to connect the RS232 port on the Touchpanel to your PC. EZ Daq Software costing only $99 when installed on your PC can select any tag you want to monitor on the PLC / Panel, watch the data coming in real time (as compared to receiving only a snap-shot of the available when certain event occurs) and plot it into an X-cel sheet automatically. Time intervals on event triggers can be selected from a wide range of option.
For multiple panels or if you wish to collect data over Ethernet, EZ DAQ will service that as well.