Digital Production – Flexible and Future-Proof

FASTEC 4 PRO provides you with facts based on data in real time, independent of any sector, modular, individually tailored to your specific production processes as well as tried and tested. For swift and reliable decision-making – from the shop floor to the management.

Transparency as the Key to Success

The MES solution FASTEC 4 PRO is a flexible system that all areas of your company will benefit from – from the production employees, the planner, the maintenance staff, the production manager and the controlling up to the management.

Our modular MES solution helps you to improve your production planning, ensures more transparency and regulated processes, provides you with important KPIs, analyses and reports – regardless of the industry and flexibly adaptable to your special production processes.

Our MES Modules – Custom-Fit With a Central Database

Diverse requirements – one solution! Building on the MES basic module, all FASTEC 4 PRO modules can be combined individually and tailored to your needs. The individual MES modules access a common and uniform database. In this way you always have consistent data – there are no interfaces between the modules and

there is no redundant data stored. Due to the modular structure, a step-by-step and demand-oriented implementation of the software modules up to a digitalization of all areas of your entire production at one or more locations and in one or multiple languages is possible.

Module Quality Assurance (QA)

Standard Functions Included

  • Automatic data transfer from peripheral devices/PLC
  • Automatic inspection
  • Data archiving
  • Digital checklists
  • Simple inspection plan creation
  • Intuitive operator entries during production
  • Proactive information management
  • Inspection plans/inspection orders
  • Statistical process controls (SPC)
  • Top level dashboards on large screens

Module Detailed Scheduling (DS)

Standard Functions Included

  • Production variants/versions
  • Gantt chart with drag and drop functionality
  • Comfort functions for an efficient planning process
  • Planning regarding limited work center capacities
  • Testing of rule violations
  • Scenarios with analyses

Optional Extensions

  • Equipment availability planning
  • Material availability planning
  • Personnel availability planning
  • Campaigns/planning groups
  • Changeover matrices/rules, calculation of the set-up times

Module Traceability (TRC)

Standard Functions Included

  • First Pass Yield
  • Forward and backward searches

Optional Extensions

  • Connection to measuring equipment (Q-DAS)
  • Label printer control
  • Material review board (MRB)
  • Material traceability
  • Process traceability
  • Process interlocking
  • Serial number/batch traceability
  • Serial number generator

Module Maintenance (M)

Standard Functions Included

  • Planned maintenance
  • Personnel deployment and requirements planning
  • Alerting
  • Hierarchical structures
  • Maintenance plans/orders
  • Calendar/runtime/counter/state triggers
  • Request and task management
  • MTBF/MTTR
  • Pareto and Pivot analyses
  • Autonomous maintenance
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Synchronization with MDA

Module Machine Data Acquisition (MDA)

Standard Functions Included

  • Intuitive input screens
  • Comprehensive and simple reporting
    – Differentiation of rejects
    – Performance analysis
    – MTBF/MTTR
    – Set-up time report
    – States reports
  • Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)

Optional Extensions

  • KPI configurator
  • Process data acquisition
  • Process messages (PM)

Module Production Data Acquisition (PDA)

Standard Functions Included

  • Production order management
    – Routings
    – Bill of material
  • Various order types

Optional Extensions

  • Automatic order start from PLC
  • DNC/EDS set data management
  • Document display
    – e.g. training videos, changeover instructions
  • Dynamic target set-up times
  • Energy data collection
  • ERP bookings
    – Recording of quantities/time regarding the production order/start date
    – Automatic reporting into the ERP system
    – Based on packing instructions

Basic Module

Standard Functions Included

  • Audit trail
  • Basic data editor
  • User/rights management
  • Multilingualism
  • Report Designer
  • View Designer
  • Master data management
  • Resource Logbook

Optional Extensions

  • Alerts
  • Connection to BI/BW systems
  • ERP interface
  • Graphical online monitoring (e.g. Andon board)
  • Machine connection
  • Mobile Client
  • Office Client

Interesting Facts About FASTEC 4 PRO

Every MES manufacturer is characterized by individual services and unique selling points. The approach and services of the individual providers often lack transparency for those interested in MES. That is why we have compiled some frequently asked questions together with our answers.

FASTEC 4 PRO provides you with various client concepts. You can therefore equip your production optimally, taking into account hardware and license cost aspects.

There are many ways to connect your machines: Whether with digital signals via I/O modules or via direct connection of the machine control via PLC interfaces, e.g. Beckhoff ADS or OPC, FANUC, web services. Thanks to the great variety of interface solutions, every machine can be connected to the FASTEC 4 PRO MES system regardless of manufacturer and year of manufacture. We never lose sight of effort in relation to your benefits.

The MES system almost always also communicates with an ERP system that provides the order information for production. The German market alone has around 800 different ERP systems. Even so, the type of an interface can usually be broken down to a few communication standards – such as database tables, file transfer or XML, just to name the most important ones. A seamless exchange of information between the ERP/PPC system and FASTEC 4 PRO is essential. We use project-specific uni- or bidirectional ERP interfaces or our FASTEC standard interface for you. Of course, we also connect already existing systems in your company, for example Personnel Time Recording or Quality Assurance.

There are several standard interfaces of major ERP system manufacturers on the market. One of the most important interfaces worth mentioning in this context is SAP PP-PDC for which SAP also offers a certification program. The functionality of the program is limited to order data exchange and only provides a small amount of master data. This range of services is not sufficient for Detailed Planning in the MES system, as this requires the transfer of significantly more master data. FASTEC has specifically programmed its own function modules, which conform to the DSAG’s (German-speaking SAP user group) best practice programming guide ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming). These function modules are very efficient and can be adapted quickly without the support of SAP partners. To write back data, these function modules use standard SAP functions (BAPI calls). If further IT systems are used in production (e.g. QA system, tool setting system, document management), additional interfaces may be required. Due to the large number of different systems and manufacturers, no generally applicable statement can be made in this regard. However, many of these systems provide file- or database-based interfaces.

Your Project – Our Solution Portfolio

Long-term cooperative collaboration is important to us – from the concept to the rollout, from the software implementation and training of your employees to the subsequent support during operation. At the beginning, we analyze your needs and with the help of a comprehensive, individual concept we create the foundation for your successful MES project. Your solution will then be developed and introduced gradually. During the entire course of the project, you constantly have a fixed contact person you can rely on. We will not abandon you after the rollout. You can reach our support by phone or make use of remote maintenance. We also provide support at your location if needed.

Process:

  • Detailed analysis
  • Individual conception
  • Central contact person
  • Test phase
  • Rollout
  • Staff training
  • Long-term support

Our Additional Functions at a Glance

A variety of challenges – one solution! The FASTEC 4 PRO modules are perfectly complemented by multiple additional functions. In this way, we offer individual solutions for individual customers. We will be happy to advise you.

Alerting

Production events – reliable, complete and freely configurable

Autonomous Maintenance (TPM)

Relieve maintenance team

DNC and Configuration Data

Easy data transfer to the machine, accelerated production steps

Document Display

Order-related production documents directly at the terminal

Energy Monitoring

Record and visualize production-related energy data

Mobile Client

Be informed about production events on the go – reliable and freely configurable

Monitoring

States, production key data, alarm notifications – always keep an eye on it all!

Personnel Time Tracking

Paperless, complete and transparent documentation

Production Logistics

Provide material appropriately, reduce error rates

Process Data Acquisition

Read out and evaluate process data of machines and plants in real time

Process Messages

In-depth analyses: Read out data directly from the machine control

Do You Have Special Requirements for Digital Production Management?

We provide customized solutions. With us, you benefit from extensive project experience in digital production in various industries. With over 400 customers. Worldwide. Since 1995.

Who We Work For

From automotive suppliers to food producerspharmaceutical companies to toy manufacturers, from highly specialized niche suppliers, to ambitious medium-sized companies to large international corporations – more than 400 customers around the globe trust in Software for Production – made in Paderborn. Among them are: