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Tips for the MES Rollout: The Path to the Digital Plant

Tougher competition, increasing legal requirements, increasing consumer protection, crowding-out processes – this list has characterized the reality for manufacturing companies for years. And this list could easily be extended. More than ever, strategic alignment and efficient operational measures are needed to secure and expand a company’s success.

And what does this have to do with a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)? Quite a lot, because the introduction of a modular, future-proof MES is more than just a strategic decision. When prepared accordingly and, above all, implemented intelligently, an MES paves the way to Industry 4.0.

In the Industry 4.0 magazine IT&Production, our founder and Managing Director Dr. Karl-Heinz Gerdes gives you helpful tips on introducing an MES.

Author: Linda Bauer

Team Lead Marketing
Experience in B2B communication and target group-specific copywriting in print and online since 2019.

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Geschäftsführer  Stefan Rupprecht und Christian Reusch mit FASTedge Box und Touch-Terminal FASTedge SFT15
FASTEC Goes Cloud

pvaPRO, smartOEE and FASTedge complement MES solution FASTEC 4 PRO

Cloud? We can do that! With our new products pvaPRO, smartOEE and FASTedge, companies receive turnkey systems and benefit from us as a solution partner throughout the entire project period and beyond.


FASTedge SFT15

The 15-inch touch terminal is required for each machine. It has a universal RFID reader and two digital inputs for machine connection as standard.

FASTedge Box

Both the terminals and the machines are connected to the EdgeBox via LAN or WiFi. The cloud connection is made via your network or mobile communications. At least one EdgeBox is required. The system can later be moved to your own server.


Personal users are required to report the collected data. The number of employees involved in data acquisition in your production does not matter.


Each line and machine in your production is licensed individually.

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