Collection of data may be PLC based, PC based or a standalone system. With experience in all these areas we have many data acquisition options. Data collection, reporting, retrieval and software options and there are multiple things to consider. Such as the amount of information to be collected, and the frequency of the collection. These two factors will greatly affect the amount of information to be processed.
From there we can evaluate how you want to access the data. Access can be over a network, on an HMI, directly to a PC or stored to a removable memory card. Once it determined how to access the data we can evaluate how you want it presented. Whether it be in excel or some form of report. And last we need to determine how long the data is to be stored, if it can be overwritten and how often.