Completely new to Raspberry PI, also do not have any hardware yet but investigating it as an cost effective option for our manufacturing factory.
Machines manufacture pharmaceutical tablets/capsules. Efficiency is measured in terms of machine output vs time. The time component includes machine stop time/cleaning time/break downs etc.
When the machine is stopped the time needs to be recorded. When machine is started up again, a reason for stopping must be given before start up is allowed. In short, actual machine run time, cleaning time, breakdowns etc. will be recorded.
I assume this will be possible from what I`ve read on the forum. What hardware do I need to achieve the desired outcome and if possible, point me to a similar project done previously and described on the forums.