New functions in MES HYDRA
Recording and processing shop floor and machine data is a basic feature of any Manufacturing Execution System (MES). MPDV is now expanding its MES HYDRA to include more critical KPIs and new analysis options.
Even more KPIs with MES
Effective immediately, HYDRA now depicts all relevant key figures of the VDMA standard sheet 66412 (ISO 22400). The standard sheet defines KPIs that are decisive for production operations. Until now, KPIs were mainly analyzed in the HYDRA office client. In addition to that, now they can also be displayed on large screens in production as well as directly on the terminals of machines and work stations.
Lean Performance Analysis
The new HYDRA application Lean Performance Analysis can be used for a value flow analysis as defined for Lean Manufacturing. The application includes KPIs about the order and related individual operations. They clarify at which point during the process the operation can be optimized. If, for example, the KPI "availability" is not ideal because of tool breakage during an operation, this may have an effect on the entire order. Weak points are identified with the integrated value flow analysis, thus targeting the reduction of waste.
Mapping complex status models
In most cases, it is fully sufficient to know, whether a machine is currently producing, set-up or whether a malfunction occurred. Now, in addition to the actual machine status (main status), further machine events, such as statuses occurring in parallel or secondary statuses, can be recorded. For example, the control unit of an automated machine not only supplies the main status "in production", but also additional information, such as “automatic mode” or “manual mode”. This makes it much easier to understand why longer production times occur or why certain process parameters are noticeable.
The functions mentioned above and many more are an integral part of the new release 8.2 of the HYDRA applications Shop Floor Data and Machine Data, which are already available.
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