Smart factories are a new phase of factory information development, and having an equipment network is the first step towards a smart factory. However, within the electronics manufacturing industry, there is a lot of diverse equipment, and monitoring it is cumbersome. The question of how to use the most efficient method to obtain different production status information from various brands of equipment that use different communication protocols while delivering collected data to a management system for further analysis in order to achieve remote monitoring, save maintenance/operational costs, and improve process monitoring efficiency will be a major challenge for managers.
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