I would like to ask to the forum if this project could be able to accomplish:
We have some machines in our company that makes pieces. Each piece runs in a track and falls in a container.
The manager wants to know how many pieces has been produced each period of time (f.e. each hour)
I'm looking for the items than cant do that tasks:
-Laser / sensor (like an intrusion circuit, each piece moving the track would open/close the circuit) and finally fall into a container.
-Network adapter, to get the impulse of the laser , each piece would generate that pulse
-Software capable to read from the network adapter
From this part to the management software would be a diferent step and now i'm focused in the scenario to catch that item's counter product) in a pc workstation.
What products should I need and would you kindly help me into how to read from the laser interface to a PC ? (like dll, usb driver, netword signal, ...)