The “Industry 4.0” concept, also known as the 4th Industrial Revolution, is a direct result of today’s highly competitive economic conditions. It defines a new organization of factories named “smart factories” and aims to optimize process through interoperable systems. In this new industry, computerized systems ensuring real-time control and monitoring of production stages are essential. This type of system is called Manufacturing Execution System (MES).
Andon Studio™ is the perfect MES tool to meet the expectations of Industry 4.0. It enables better factory visibility in real time and optimized productivity. By providing a new level of control, communication and organization, Andon Studio™ highlights all essential details for continuous optimization and decision-making (piloting, interaction and real time monitoring). To improve the quality of your products while lowering costs and production time, Andon Studio™ offers the following features:
Requests are designed to get support, supply or pinpoint a specific machine status. They may be initiated either manually by operators or automatically upon status or real-time measures for all types of controllers: PLC, CNC, DCS, DDC, etc.
Every request is managed by a configurable procedure, supported by a remote notification procedure mechanism with escalation.
Logging actions and events helps ensure a complete tracking and overlapping of planned interruptions and unscheduled downtime.
Calculate in real time the KPI associated to processes: OEE, TEEP, Availability, Uptime etc.
Control the adherence of planned maintenance according to activity duration and planning.
Manage intervention urgency during the occurrence of risk situations by taking into account service criticality and nature of the dysfunction.
Select the most suitable presentation form according to the data you need to share and choose the appropriate device for a better broadcast (tablet, operator station, desktop, smartphone, alley annunciator screens, workstation display board, etc.)
Centralize information to combine real-time data (status, alarms, meters, etc.), actual statistical data (OEE, MTBF, MTTR, etc.) and planning data (maintenance, production).
Visualize, filter and export historical data with preformatted reports. You can also create custom reports.
Notification conditions, communication means to contact personnel, call back and escalation rules are established by the on-call management features. Interventions can be enhanced by sharing more accurate information on the reason of the call with the relevant personnel at the right time.
Procedures to be implemented can easily be edited using a graphical workflow and modified according to the requested process changes.
Calculation rules for KPI, and measurement and status treatment can be configured on a user-friendly graphical platform.
Andon Studio™ is based on standard technologies and protocols (OPC, HTTP, Web Services, Database SQL), which allows it to be interfaced with existing systems.
The use of logical expressions to set conditions and reasons for equipment idle time prevents having to modify existing controller programs in most cases.