MES Module Traceability (TRC)

The module Traceability (TRC) enables you to a safe material and process traceability. Your benefit: Fast and clear identification of defective products, targeted optimization of production processes in need of improvement and compliance with legal regulations.

The Most Important Functions at a Glance

  • Collect, combine and store process and material data
  • Transfer serial and batch numbers from the machine controls directly
  • Read in serial and batch numbers via scanner
  • Convenient search and evaluation masks:
    • Product history including forward and backward tracking
    • Process control charts, histograms
    • Process throughput evaluation (first pass yield)
    • Throughput times

Benefits for Your Corporate Success

  • Reliable production thanks to complete traceability
  • Complete overview of the entire value chain
  • Complete documentation of the entire production process
  • Comprehensive evaluation of the recorded and permanently logged data
  • Localizing defective products in case of damage
  • Minimizing recall costs

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!

Module Traceability (TRC): In Detail

Get a reliable and complete overview of your entire value chain: With our module Traceability (TRC), you can assess the stability of your production processes at any time thanks to forward/backward tracking, histograms, control charts etc. Comprehensive analyses such as to the first pass yield, general throughput times, processing results, etc. can now be evaluated in detail. All relevant process and material data of the production process are recorded and permanently stored for the respective product identifier. For product and part identification, the FASTEC 4 PRO module Traceability (TRC) can transfer the serial and batch numbers directly from the machine control or read in the data using a bar code scanner. The number generator generates consecutive serial numbers according to the specifications of individual number ranges, which the system generates independently and, for example, prints out as labels. Also have a look at our technical article in “IT & Production: “Using Traceability: A Closer Look at Batches and Components.”

Packing station with MDA, new registration of packing material

Defect positions

Pivot measuring data

Forward Traceability

Narrow down the affected products in the event of product defects on time – even before shipping

Backward Traceability

In the event of product defects, identify the underlying processes, machines, equipment and batches used

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