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

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!

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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