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).
Service requests are managed using configurable processes and can be initiated periodically, manually by operators or automatically launched from any type of controller. If the recipients do not respond within the given time, each process can be configured to escalate the request or perform a defined action.
Visualize the state of your machines in real-time or at a precise moment with chronological bars. A color code indicates the state of the machine (production, maintenance, stop, etc.) over the desired period of time. Other key information are displayed such as production counts and downtime causes.
Key information is quickly transmitted to the right people through alerts and notifications. You can set conditions for notifications, track calls and manage escalation rules.
Procedures to be implemented can easily be edited using a graphical workflow.
Equipment and production status, service requests, KPIs, production and rejects are displayed in real-time on centralized displays across the factory.
In addition to the reports already provided, you can add your own custom reports displayed in graphical or tabular format that can be shared with other users.
Digital and configurable forms can be integrated into processes and completed by stakeholders during audits, inspections or regular procedures.
Reduce dependencies on specialized resources by integrating troubleshooting documents and procedures, that can include video-assisted tasks quickly accessible by operators.
Important operation data is saved to a centralized database in order to maintain a history that ensures optimal traceability.