MES Module Production Data Acquisition (PDA)

Our module Production Data Acquisition (PDA) provides effective support in administration and processing of simple up to complex production orders. Your benefits: Clear administration and planning as well as transparent data and production processes in real time.

The Most Important Functions at a Glance

  • Clear administration and prioritized processing of production orders
  • Digitally logging on and off orders at the machine or workstation
  • Automatic or manual feedback, e.g. of produced quantities, scrap and meter readings
  • Real-time display of the order progress
  • Detailed acquisition and display of various order and article-related data, e.g. quantities, target values, actual values, remaining quantities and scrap
  • Effectively supporting overlapping production of working steps
  • Precise projection of the remaining term until the expected end of the order

Benefits for Your Corporate Success

  • Paperless registration of orders directly on the machine
  • Accelerated processes through online communication
  • Transparent production processes through automatically recorded order data
  • Fast detection of process disturbances in production
  • Immediate visualization of deviations between target and actual values
  • Noticeable time savings and avoiding transmission errors through automatic order feedback to the ERP/PPC system

Quality Assurance Module (QA)


  • Management of test plans
  • Live trigger from MDA/PDA
  • Automatic creation of test orders
  • Digital checklists and forms
  • Binding of peripheral devices
  • Proactive information management
  • Statistical process control (SPC)

Production Planning Module (PP)


  • Master data management
  • Article management
  • Routings and bills of materials
  • Production variants and versions
  • Gantt chart with drag & drop function
  • Scenarios and analyses
Additional Functions
  • Demand handling
  • Digital planning board
  • Preplanning
  • Planning groups
  • Setup rules
  • Personnel availability planning
  • Equipment availability planning
  • Material availability planning
  • Semaphores
  • Joins
  • Semi-automatic planning
  • Fully automatic planning

Traceability Module (TRC)


  • Acquisition of components used
  • Acquisition of process values
  • Assembly management
  • Process locking
  • Serial numbers and batch management
  • Label printing
  • Reports for traceability

Additional Functions

  • Management of production warehouses

Maintenance Module (M)


  • Resource management
  • Maintenance plan management
  • Live trigger from MDA/PDA
  • Automatic creation of maintenance orders
  • Digital forms
  • Proactive information management
  • Personnel deployment and requirements planning
  •  Alerts
  • Request and task management
  • Autonomous maintenance

Machine Data Acquisition Module (MDA)


  • Recording of machine conditions, performance and quality
  • Convenient reporting:
    • differentiation of rejects
    • performance analysis
    • setup time report
    • states reports
  • Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Resource Log

Additional Functions

  • KPI Configurator
  • Process data acquisition
  • Process messages
  • Data archiving
  • Setup rules

Production Data Aquisition Module (PDA)


  • Production order management
    • Routings
    • Bill of material
  • Various order types
  • Acquisition of quantities and times
Additional Functions
  • Staff time recording
  • Formula management (DNC/EDS)
  • Document display
  • ERP bookings
  • Automatic order start
  • Equipment data acquisition

Basic Module


  • Audit trail
  • Basic/Master data management
  • User/rights management
  •  Multilingualism
  • Report Designer
  • Template Designer

Additional Functions

  • Test system
  • Alerts
  • OPC UA Server
  • ERP interface
  • Cloud/BI-Connector
  • Online monitoring
  • Machine connection
  • Classifications
  • Mobile Client
  • View 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!

PDA: Production Client

PDA: Edit Working Operation

PDA: Production Orders

Module Production Data Acquisition (PDA): In Detail

The module Production Data Acquisition (PDA) provides you with exact information about your production processes in real time. This enables you to react quickly in case of deviations, to optimize processes and to shorten production times. The real-time information is also used for cost control and post-calculation.

Thanks to PDA, all order data is instantly available at the respective location and always up to date. Machine operators can conveniently register and start production orders directly on the machine. At the same time, other production managers are kept up to date on upcoming, currently running or already completed orders without delay. The module Production Data Acquisition (PDA) ensures transparency in the entire production process.

Tabular and graphical evaluations are available at any time. You can view order and article data, scrap values, comparisons of target and actual data for production or set-up data as you please. Your options are not limited: Each user can decide according to their individual goals which data they need and according to which criteria the data should be analyzed.

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