Expertise and Solutions for All Industries

Digitally recording and analyzing production data and optimizing existing production is an ongoing challenge for any industry. We know the problems and support you on the way to digital production. We offer attractive cross-industry MES solutions. What can we do for you and your production?

Your Digitalization Partner for Reliable Production Control

Wood processing, electronics manufacturing, stone processing, spray flacon processing, glass production, the production of technical textiles such as those in weaving mills, cable production, the production of printed products in printing plants, dry cleaning in industrial laundries and many more manufacturing processes. The dynamic planning and rescheduling of production that goes hand in hand with the increasing individualization of customer requirements will make it even more difficult to keep track of things in the future.

With our modular software we produce individual solutions for your digital production. You receive manufacturing data in real time and create transparency at all levels. The machine connection is flexible, for example via IO modules or a direct PLC communication between our MES and your machine controls – there is a solution for every machine type. FASTEC 4 PRO calculates your production KPIs, such as the OEE value.

Selection of Our Customers in Various Industries

MES FASTEC 4 PRO at a Glance – Benefits, Solutions, FAQ

Our software is quickly operational, transparent and flexibly expandable. Thanks to its modular structure, it is freely configurable and delivers high data quality at all times. FASTEC 4 PRO also shines with its ease of use. Join us as we are heading towards paperless production!

Based on our many years of experience and cross-industry expertise, we implement your MES project together with you. We are here for you all the way through, from project consulting, sales, installation and training to smooth support, our support team will be happy to assist you without placing you on hold.

We do not see ourselves purely as a software manufacturer, but as a full-service provider. This means that in addition to software, service and support, we also provide you with the hardware you need.

From automotive suppliers to food producers, pharmaceutical companies to toy manufacturers, from highly specialized niche suppliers, to ambitious medium-sized companies to large international corporations – more than 400 customers around the globe trust in Software for Production – made in Paderborn.

Your Advantages in Production Control – at All Levels

Production Manager

  • Minimized idle times, reduction of downtimes
  • Fast, targeted response to disturbances or performance losses
  • Identification of weaknesses
  • Improved order and personnel planning
  • Higher throughput thanks to shorter processing times
  • Paperless production
  • Maintenance integrated into production processes

    CONCLUSION: A transparent production minimizes your waste of resources.

Benefits for Machine Operators

  • Continuous target/actual comparison provides up-to-date key figures on order progress
  • Simple recording of all machine and process disturbances
  • Digital provision of order-related documents and monitoring of important process data
  • Order bookings directly at the machine
  • Requesting maintenance in the event of major disturbances

    CONCLUSION: Digital monitoring of the production process guarantees efficient operation of your machines.

Benefits for Maintenance Staff

  • Preventive maintenance is effectively integrated
  • Planning of maintenance takes into account machine utilization
  • Electronic maintenance facilities are provided on site
  • Digital documentation of all maintenance work carried out, including spare parts consumption for all operating equipment
  • Comprehensive reports for analysis of maintenance measures

    CONCLUSION: Preventive maintenance and complete, seamless documentation ensure that your machines are optimally supplied.

Benefits for Managers and Controllers

  • Reliable, meaningful database to support strategic decisions
  • Continuous performance measurement enables up-to-date key figures
  • Productivity potentials are revealed
  • Savings or margin increase by reducing production costs
  • Optimal CIP analysis tool
  • RoI in less than 12 months

    CONCLUSION: With digitally generated, meaningful reports, you make the right decisions and ensure your company's success.

MES Modules From FASTEC 4 PRO

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
  • 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 work center 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 set-up 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
  • MTBF/MTTR
  • 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
    – MTBF/MTTR
    – Set-up 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 set-up times
  • Energy data collection
  • 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

Are You Interested in or Have Questions About Solutions for Your Company?

We provide customized solutions. With us, you benefit from extensive project experience in digital production in various industries. With over 400 customers. Worldwide. Our consultants can draw on many years of experience from diverse customer projects and can often identify optimization potentials at first glance. In this way we offer you individual, tailor-made solutions. For more than 25 years.