Business Benefits of FactoryLogix Manufacturing Intelligence
The greatest value of MES is in the information it makes available, so FactoryLogix provides a totally unprecedented way for you to get the manufacturing data analytics you need. Reports, real-time dashboards, and even mobile interfaces empower the people in operations—not just the IT office—to build the outputs they need in a graphical, simple manner. FactoryLogix puts the power to get manufacturing intelligence in the hands of those who need it.
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Features & Benefits
FactoryLogix monitoring is truly a real-time dashboard system. Many tools claim to be real-time, but in actuality they fill with data from the database when they open, and have to be refreshed from time to time.
Dashboards are immediately updated with instant information changes and are designed to run in ‘slideshow mode’ above lines on flat panels, rotating automatically through a variety of dashboards totally unattended on specified timing. Better still, FactoryLogix employs an advanced and exclusive Aegis technology that does not increase the load on the servers as the number of dashboards increases in the factory.
FactoryLogix users can build unlimited numbers of dashboards of their own design. It is as easy as building a PowerPoint slide, except these slides come alive with hundreds of varieties of data and gauges.
Users simply drag and drop from a toolbox of ‘active elements’ and place them in a design space like a slide. They then select the line, machine or station from which that element should receive its data, and the dashboard comes alive. It is literally that simple.
Drill down is created much like a website. By linking one element in a dashboard to another, users create any interlinked set of real-time views. Dashboards can include elements such as quality, performance, machine, materials, OEE, alarms, WIP, and predictive job management data. The possibilities are nearly limitless.
The traditional challenge in any software system is how users will retrieve data from it. This typically means highly skilled IT personnel are required to learn the database structure of the product and then write structured queries to retrieve data. A long, costly process that puts a middle man between the data and the people who need to analyze and leverage it. Aegis changes all that by empowering manufacturing and operations personnel to perform data retrievals in a simple and straightforward manner. It enables any user to retrieve, filter, sort, group, and even export the vast store of data within the Aegis system entirely graphically—no SQL, scripting, or IT knowledge necessary.
Analysis is quickly performed with several presentation options. Data may be analyzed in grouped grid form, pivot tables, interactive drill down charts, and formal reports, all of which are easily developed with extensive capabilities. With the agility it offers for presenting information in a readily digestible form, it is highly valuable in production and quality meetings where multiple parties may collaborate and analyze the information together.
When users complete data retrieval and analysis they find useful, it can be stored as a template for future recall, or shared with specific users or groups of users for their use as well.
A source of tremendous savings that puts the power of data in the hands of people who need it to drive manufacturing success.
This designer presents a rich layout environment for making HTML or PDF reports for formal historical reporting and analysis. And since the data mining environment provides a means of retrieving data that does not require any IT skills, users can build all the reports they wish.
Managers and engineers need timely reports with a variety of information and frequency. Compiling and distributing these reports can be a time consuming and inefficient task.
FactoryLogix provides a report scheduler to take any developed report or chart, schedule it, auto-generate it, and then deliver it via email to a set of users or department members.
A variety of ‘runtime’ variables are provided to fully automate the process and remove the need for the interaction of a user, despite time and other variable requirements.
Aegis traceability is not merely the materials content records. It includes the product’s genealogy, the route, the operators and machines and times the unit passed through them, test results, parametric data, quality data, rework and replaced component history, machine data, recipes, packaging records, tooling used, and even the personnel that approved the release of the production order to the floor. Aegis makes all this data available via comprehensive trace reports and serves as the unit’s device history record.
It also is available via an interactive forward and reverse lookup environment on the web. Input a material lot number and find all affected units to contain a recall. Input a serial number and find everything about that unit. An incredibly easy and fast way to solve the traceability problem.
Users may connect system events, such as anticipated material shortages, tooling usage, and out of control quality conditions to FactoryLogix alarms. The reactions to these alarms may take the form of line stoppages (including through inForce), logged events, and even SQL events.
Most often they are automated emails. These emails may be simple text mails with ‘smart text’ entries to build context-sensitive notifications. The system also enables users to attach entire reports that are auto-generated and sent out with the alarm email.
Augment FactoryLogix’ historical data mining environment with its optional Statistical Process Control (SPC) output and its pre-configured layouts and detail. Produce quality-related p and µ charts and measurement-related histograms that require little setup or manipulation. Analyze pareto charts with cumulative percentage detail to identify the significance of the highest contributors.
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