In a modern factory it is not always sufficient to record data at a stationary terminal or to call up evaluations on a PC. Instead, spatial flexibility is required, something that has long been familiar to us from our personal environment with smartphones and tablet PCs.
MPDV's Smart MES Applications (SMA) are intuitive apps for smartphones and tablet PCs that combine the functions of both data collection terminals and MES applications for planning, analysis and information. As a result, SMA covers every area close to production. All SMA functions are also available as mobile apps for iOS and Android, and as a browser based web application.
- Mobile data collection where it's generated
- Reduce time spent on the move through mobile access to data
- Prevent bottlenecks at stationary operating terminals
- Avoid critical contact points for employees
- React quickly and flexibly to interruptions
- Implement minor planning changes very easily
Mobile time recording in HYDRA - ready for the home office
The recording of working time and breaks is an important issue - especially after the ECJ ruling of 14 May 2019 demanding a complete time recording for all employees. This also goes for the home office. So much the better, if you can also map this requirement with a mobile app directly in HYDRA. Click on "IN" and the working time starts. Working time is interrupted with "BREAK". "OUT" terminates the time recording at the end of the working day - just like at the classic time and attendance terminal in the factory.
Head of IT-Administration at SFB Schwäbische Formdrehteile GmbH & Co. KG
We have been using MPDV's MES HYDRA at SFB for more than twenty years now and we are very satisfied with the robust system operation. Currently, we need more flexibility to keep an eye on our production at all times. With Smart MES Applications (SMA) our supervisors and shift managers have mobile access to machine data, orders and time recording. This gives us the necessary ability to act - especially now in times of the Corona crisis.
More structure thanks to the Digital Production Meeting
With the new application "Digital Production Meeting", you can digitalize the planning, execution and documentation of meetings in the production environment. The app replaces paper and standard office software with an intuitive application that is fully integrated into MES HYDRA. By the way, this application also reduces the number of media disruptions.
The Digital Production Meeting benefits from the assumption that many meetings, conducted at different hierarchical levels in the production environment, follow the same pattern each time: Presentation of current KPIs and evaluations, discussion of upcoming projects and clarification of current problems. The agenda is usually set in advance and minutes of the meeting are taken. It is not uncommon for issues to be delegated from one meeting to the next decision-making level or the issue is going to be resubmitted at later meetings at the same level. The Digital Production Meeting provides all these functions in a clearly arranged web application, thereby increasing transparency throughout.
The Information Dashboard: Everything you need to know
The new Information Dashboard offers HYDRA users a wide selection of diagrams and evaluations that can be arranged on the screen as required by drag & drop and saved as a group. This saves users significant time, since only one application needs to be called to view data from HYDRA modules instantly.
Mobile production control using Touch2Plan
In the course of decentralization, the control app Touch2Plan allows the user to make changes to the detailed production planning on a tablet PC, e.g. changing or removing scheduled operations or scheduling operations of the order backlog. Touch2Plan thereby adds intuitive control functions to the HYDRA Shop Floor Scheduling for the person in charge on site.
- KPI monitor
- Time and attendance including timesheet information
- Data collection functions for order postings
- Integrated contact search
- Escalation management and messaging service
- Smart maintenance
- Machine overview
- Order overview
- Collection of inspection data
- Collection and management of complaints
- Material management