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The key to optimized production

iMES CC – Your production management system

lib/fiwa/images/produkte/imescc/Titelillustration_kl.jpgiMES CC stands for “integrated Manufacturing Execution System Control Center” – a production management system that links and integrates the planning level of your company (ERP/SAP) with the production level. This interface lets you manage, steer, control and monitor production in real-time. iMES CC makes a significant contribution to the transparency of manufacture, and actively supports you in optimizing the production process.

Profitability and sustainability are the production goals that enable cost savings and promote effective working. Competitiveness is achieved and maintained by utilizing potential to the full.

 

iMES CC goals

Efficiency

To reduce costs

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Your production becomes more efficient, by such means as

  • Avoiding unnecessary losses
  • Minimizing set-up and processing times
  • Intelligent order sequence
  • Minimized production costs
  • Optimized use of resources

iMES CC supports full utilization of the plant’s potential

Flexibility

To adapt the production process

With iMES CC you can react quickly to client requirements or possible variations in quality.

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  • Free capacity becomes visible

Transparency

To identify the potential for optimization

iMES CC is linked directly to the automation level and captures all data in real-time – providing you with an overview of the current production status. The options for viewing and analyzing data offer advantages such as:

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  • Transparent process and production sequences
  • Greater transparency in using resources
  • Central process co-ordination

Traceability

To define limitations when handling claims

Products or components can be tracked through all stages of production, processing and sales.

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  • Continuous batch recording
  • Production traceability

Our clients have been profiting for 20 years from our experience in this area. With iMES CC, production processes are transparently displayed, making them easier to optimize.

Starting from goods receiving, through production planning and right up to goods dispatch, your individual requirements are incorporated and optimally processed. 

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Modules for maximum scalability

Use PLAN to optimize the planning of your production orders

PLAN: Production fine planning

Use PLAN to optimize the planning of your production orders.

Recipes and resources are integrated in the planning.

  • All ERP planning data is taken into account: number of pieces, start and end dates, desired product, feedstock, status etc. – all planning data is made available
  • Inputs and outputs are freely configurable (material and transport method dependencies)
  • Processes can be configured in any way (manual, semi-automatic, fully automatic)
  • Determines the means of transport to be used
  • Complete traceability from product back to raw material, and vice versa (tracking and tracing)
  • Simple planning (including the use of intuitive filtering, sorting and grouping options) and short-notice changes in the planning
An individually designed HMI simplifies your process control: Overview, transparency, consistent standardized operation

HMI: Human/machine interface

  • Process control by the operator
  • Information on current operational status
  • Mobile and stationary data capture
  • Link to identification systems
  • Link to weighing systems
  • Consistent operation
  • Early detection of plant problems
L&L gives you a transparent overview of current inventory and transport movements, contributing significantly to the improvement of in-house logistics

L&L: Stores and logistics

  • A tool for managing material and transport orders
  • Detailed inventory including batch reference for material management
  • Overview of inventory (with reference to material, material groups, batches and equipment) and all movements
  • Continuous inventory control
  • Detailed inventory right up to the workplace
  • Transport order management
  • Detailed capacity planning for each item of equipment 
  • Capacity analysis
  • Material tracking (tracking and tracing)
  • Identification of materials and means of transport by means of RFID tags, barcodes etc.
With RM you can create and manage recipes quickly and easily

RM: Recipe management

  • Specification of process parameters for recipes – from the R&D department
  • Integrated recipe editor with graphic user interface – for simple, intuitive creation and modification of basic recipes
  • Integrated version management
  • Overview of recipes/forms and parameters
  • Batch-related specification of plant operating mode
  • Meets the requirements for traceability
QM provides valuable support for your quality management. Your products are traceable and your quality standard can be assured. You can react and do business faster.

QM: Quality management

  • Definition of sample lots – to check for individual QM features
  • Sampling and sample analysis
  • Approval / blocking of batches, materials, means of transport
  • Overviews of:

- Definition of sample lots

- Features, groups of features

- Samples collected

- Defective products, which can be blocked at an early stage, thus optimizing the handling of rectification work and claims

With BDE you can capture all current operational data and tap into valuable optimization potential

BDE: Operational data logging

  • Rapid and reliable acquisition of current process and production data
  • Posting production data in real-time
  • Acquisition of operator, warning and fault messages
  • Archiving and evaluation of process and production data
  • Transparency of production sequences
  • Detection and elimination of weak points and bottlenecks
  • The basis for reports and analyses
  • Includes optimized archiving
  • Batch traceability with regard to production and process data
MDE gives you an interface between your production plant and your IT

MDE: Plant data acquisition (PDA)

  • Capture plant parameters (by means of OPC, XML, Batch API)
  • Machine data acquisition from the process
  • Overview of plant, fault reports and measurements
  • Earlier detection of plant problems
  • The data from MDE provide the basis for:
  • Statistical process control (SPC)
  • Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs)

 

SDM provides you with central management of the data required for production

SDM: Key data management

  • Capture, display and maintenance of key data, such as characteristic features, equipment, material, location, transport method and user
  • All existing key data is available in an instant
  • Options for grouping, sorting and filtering

About iMES CC

iMES CC is intelligent industrial software, specially developed for the process industry. This production management system was chiefly developed for medium-sized enterprises, and its modular construction makes it extremely flexible to apply. Our wide range of experience in diverse industries has allowed us to develop an MES solution that can be individually adapted to your specific requirements, giving you the potential for optimization and long-term cost savings.

 

Your benefits

  • Modular construction MES system – you get a system individually tuned to your needs
  • Client-specific standards can be created – we offer you customized solutions
  • Flexible / scalable system – you pay only for what you get, and you get only what you truly need
  • Open interfaces –  you can link new and existing systems without any problems, and third-party systems can be easily integrated
  • High-bay storage systems can be incorporated – with support for processing your logistics tasks
  • Intuitive operability – a consistent look and feel, as with Office 2010 products
  • Easy maintainability – reduced maintenance costs, in-house maintenance is feasible
  • Location-independent support using remote access – service when and where you want it
  • Popular MSSQL and Oracle databases – reduced training costs

 

Technical highlights

  • Can be expanded at any time with various modules (by means of database interfaces)
  • MSSQL and Oracle can be handled
  • Interface available to Simatic Batch control
  • The latest key interface technologies (OPC, Web Services, XML, Excel and other file-formats)
  • Bidirectional synchronization to ERP system, PLS and stores management system
  • Modern, object-oriented programming tool (Microsoft C#)
  • Modular software structure (3-level architecture)
  • Ribbon technology
  • Adaptable / multi-lingual user interface
  • Optimized for multi-core processors
  • Redundant Windows Services