MES Module Machine Data Acquisition (MDA)

Our module Machine Data Acquisition (MDA) analyzes and visualizes machine data acquired in real time in clear evaluations. Your benefits: Weak points in the production process are reliably revealed. You enjoy full transparency in the entire production process.

The Most Important Functions at a Glance

  • Accurate recording of machine running times and downtimes
  • Assigning states automatically and/or manually, e.g. production, downtime, fault
  • Automatic or manual acquisition on the touch panel, e.g. quantities, scrap quantities
  • Detailed evaluations for precise weak-point analysis and identifying optimization potentials

Benefits for Your Corporate Success

  • Time savings with simultaneously improved data quality thanks to automatic data acquisition
  • Reducing response times to disturbances by online monitoring of the current machine status
  • Many evaluations available for problem analysis at the push of a button
  • Systematic recording of all downtimes, faults and short-term disturbances reliably uncovers weak points in the production process
  • Exact post-calculation regarding the actually required machine running times on the basis of valid data records

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
  • Samples/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 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 setup 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
  • 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
    – Setup 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 setup times
  • Energy data acquisition
  • 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

Fair and Flexible – You Only Buy and Pay for What You Really Need

Our seven modules are complemented by twelve additional functions and many functionalities. This allows you to select the software components you need and you can focus on digitalizing your production step by step. We will be pleased to advise you!

MDA: OEE Evaluation

MDA: Status Evaluation

MDA: Status Evaluation/Diagram

Module Machine Data Acquisition (MDA): In Detail

Due to the increasing degree of automation in production, losses in the area of machine and plant availability are more than ever a critical success factor. A rough estimate and trusting your gut feeling might tell you that a higher effectiveness should be possible. However, only recorded data such as historical records and evaluations provide you with reliable results in order to actually verify the presumed losses. Your measures to reduce assumed losses and to significantly increase full utilization of machine capacity can otherwise easily turn into a costly losing game. Create clarity and transparency: Use reliable data for your business venture and decision-making.

The module Machine Data Acquisition (MDA) enables you to reduce costs and at the same time to increase the effectiveness and quality of your production with a proven record of success:

  • Automatic logging of machine data considerably reduces your expenditure of time compared to hand-written records. When recording quantities, running meters and downtimes, the automatic recording is also more accurate and less prone to manipulation.
  • You can now generate evaluations and reports in a matter of seconds. Time-consuming manual preparation of complex MS Excel tables is a thing of the past.
  • Downtimes and faults, including all reasons for downtimes, are recorded consistently and transparently in a comprehensible manner. The extensive analysis of reasons for downtimes gives you a clear idea of weaknesses in the organizational and technical operating schedules.
  • Now you can precisely tackle optimization measures: This marks the beginning of sustainably increasing the degree of utilization and machine availability.

Thanks to the FASTEC 4 PRO module Machine Data Acquisition, you always stay on top of things. You can conveniently catch up on the status of individual machines, machine groups or all machines in a hall from your PC workstation. Stay up to date on what is happening in the selected supervisor area or plant, broken down into individual cost centers. From now on, you can obtain important production figures at the click of a mouse, e.g. performance, availability, quality, OEE results and quantities.

The module Machine Data Acquisition provides you with meaningful information from your production in real time. The decisive factor, however, is that the module acts like a central data supplier for additional applications. The Machine Data Acquisition often provides basic data for further modules. This is especially true for Monitoring and Alerting. The applications in the area of Maintenance, Detailed Scheduling and Traceability also obtain relevant input from the data hub MDA. In combination with other modules, a complete MES is created smoothly. You optimize your planning, control, monitoring and evaluation of your production process step by step. From assembly workstation to high-tech special machine – the decision is yours.

The smooth connection of your machines, plants and assembly workstations will give you no cause for concern. The highly flexible FASTEC interface concept permits access to all machine data in various ways. I/O modules are used to acquire digital signals, e.g. cycles or downtimes, directly at the machine. And that without intervening in the plant and machine control (PLC). In order to acquire process data and process messages from the plant and machine control (PLC), interface modules are available for a variety of common protocols and communication technologies:

  • OPC
  • Euromap E63
  • Siemens S5/S7
  • Profibus

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