On older machines, automatic data acquisition (Machine Data Acquisition or MDA) is handled reliably with PLC controls. The state-of-the-art solution for more modern machines is to use standard protocols for direct integration into the system landscape via master computer interfaces or controls. Runtimes, operating modes, cycles and energy consumption statistics are documented reliably.
Manual entries or bookings (production data acquisition or PDA) enrich the process data with flexible order-related information. Causes of malfunctions, scrap and quality data as well as scheduled start/end times and interruptions are acquired directly from the resources. Another benefit: paperless factory due to decentralized availability of documents in the shopfloor via the system. Manual/assembly workstations can be integrated seamlessly.
Our MES solutions are also used for digital management of maintenance processes for machinery, tools or molds. The range of add-on options includes user-friendly planning functions, dashboards, and business analytics.
As a further advantage, the comprehensive Manufacturing Execution System standard software can be integrated via standard interfaces in line with customers' specific requirements. This enables fast data exchange with the ERP system or other enterprise software.