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Online Factory Production Data
Open End Connectivity To Various Interfaces
The MES Overview
If you are looking at an Online System to monitor Shop floor data of a designated Machine or Section or Line, then FTM-MES is the system you should consider. FTM-MES along with our FTM Maintenance software can form a very effective tool in TPM implementation
The System would interface with the Machine/Line output and, with the help of earlier entered Production plan, compute the efficiency or Yield of the line. These figures would be made available on a shift/day basis along with cumulative figures for that shift/day.
Similarly machine stoppage signal would be made available to display the working status of the machines in the line.
The data would be stored in a Database on your Server and the MES System will be available to users for viewing live information and MIS based on user access control as set by an Administrator for this system.
For Production Data Capture
Option-1 This can be a purely file based solution, where we will have access to a file being generated by the Machine/Line indicating the number of pieces produced in that shift or on that date. You will have to provide all necessary details of the file for us to interface.
Option-2 This can be through an electronic interface, from the Digital Counter output indicating the number of pieces produced by the machine/line. The signal should be made available for us to interface
Option-3 This could be a totally manual entry at the end of every shift, which would contain production data, rejection data, stoppages, and defects detected
For Machine Stoppage Data Capture
Option-1 This can be through an online file interface indicating the Stoppage start date/Time and then the End Date/Time. This could also give us the Stoppage code
Option-2 This can be through an HMI (Human Machine Interface) device connected on every machine where the operator will manually indicate a machine stoppage along with the stoppage code entry into the device
Option-3 This can be using a set of Push buttons mounted on a Panel, using which the operator will operate to indicate machine stoppage and then machine start
PLC in case of H/W Interfaces
Data File Counter
Data File HMI P.B. Panel
The Online or History Viewer
The Online Viewer indicates the Running and Stoppage of the Machines on which a HMI device is connected in Real Time and the History Indicator in the same format indicates the machine status of any previously selected date.
The Real Time or Shift Time Indicator
You can either view the proceedings in Real time or Shift time with a zooming facility to zoom 8 hrs of working at a time.
As you move the cursor on any Stoppage block the system displays the details of the stoppage in a dynamically placed scroll block
Green indicated that the machine is running i.e. Cutting time is going on, Blue indicated all Productive Stoppages, Red indicates all Non-Productive Stoppages, and Yellow indicates the loss of Communication with the device
Real Time/Shift Time
Set the time option
to view the data of the
Real Time / History Viewer
Displays real time data and the historical archive of the machine’s status as running or stopped.
Displays the stoppage details as the cursor is moved dynamically over the scroll block.
The Online or History Register
Similar to the Viewer, the register gives a detailed listing of the Stoppages along with Downtime in a chronological order, with a total of the downtime as of now or the selected date range.
Online OEE Indicator
In case of viewing the register in Real time, the system computes the current OEE for the selected range at the bottom of the screen.
You can filter the indicated data for a Particular Machine or Stoppage to get the desired results instantly on the screen.
This is the Machine Utilization % made available online based on Real time data.
View from anywhere in the Plant
As mentioned earlier, the system is a Web application hosted on an Intranet Server, hence you can also view the Online Viewer and Register directly from any PC in the plant using your Internet Browser.
URL for Online Viewer
The address or URL of the Online Viewer is
URL for Online Register
The address or URL of the Online Viewer is
… and various such outputs would be made available online