Process automation IT

Automation IT

The increased networking of business processes in all sectors requires a comprehensive, optimised integration approach that involves every level of the company.

We focus all our energy on optimally fulfilling the specified requirements.

Successful implementation of a project requires both technical expertise and project execution that is transparent for both parties. The standard V-Model procedure serves the following goals in project planning and implementation:

 

  • Minimisation of project risks
  • Quality improvement and assurance
  • Containment of total costs for the project/system lifecycle

Efficiency, Transparency & Flexibility

Efficiency

Cost reduction with guaranteed on-time, high-quality production – in other words, full exploitation of optimisation potential – forms the basis for increased efficiency.

 

Transparency

“You can’t improve your production if you don’t know it precisely.”

Precise and prompt information in real time about all production processes forms the basis for the documentation and analysis of the entire production system. This makes it possible to identify additional optimisation potential, monitor quality features and document compliance with legal requirements (e.g. traceability).

 

Flexibility

Rapidly changing market conditions and more stringent customer demands require ever more flexibility. Customer-oriented production and the rapid introduction of new products are an advantage in global competition.

 

Technology

Striving for greater efficiency, transparency and flexibility requires new information technologies, structures and systems. The main task is the integration of the planning level with production, which often means linking two completely different worlds. The use of cutting-edge information technology makes this vertical integration a reality.

 

MES is the solution

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) automate your production-related business processes. Together with vertical integration, they provide the basis for optimised production.

Standardising and streamlining business processes, reducing manual activities, intuitive operation and an overview of the entire production process in real time – all this is possible with modern MES.

International standards such as ANSI / ISA S95 and IEC / ISO 62264 define MES and its functionalities.

MES is a dynamic information system for efficient implementation of production processes. By using current and precise data, MES optimises control of production processes – from the order to the finished product.

MES functions

For everything from fully integrated MES solutions to customer-specific detail solutions, fiwa)group designs the ideal solution for all requirements.

 

  • Product specification

Convenient management of product specifications and designs

 

  • Detailed production planning

Optimised scheduling of orders and batches, taking formulas and resources into account

 

  • Stock management

Detailed management of materials and warehouse inventory with batch reference

 

  • Production documentation

Acquisition, archiving and evaluation of process and production data

 

  • Production tracing

Complete tracing from product to raw materials and vice versa

 

  • Quality management

MES integration

Integration of existing systems or full integrated solutions – fiwa)group integrates MES solutions into the planning and manufacturing environment.

 

  • ERP integration

ERP systems such as SAP provide base data for detailed production planning and inventory management. Information from production and inventory is fed back to the ERP system. ERP systems are integrated using standard interfaces such as B2MML and IDoc.

 

  • Batch integration

Production data generated by the MES is sent to batch systems for further processing. After completion, the batch systems send back the results.

 

  • PLS integration

Process data is read from  process control systems using standard interfaces such as OPC. This data is archived, analysed and contextualised in MES.

 

  • Third party integration

Existing systems, external modules or special applications are integrated using standard mechanisms such as XML, WebServices or ActiveX.