The Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is a computerized
system whose first purpose to manage and control the
Such management involves purchase orders, the production progress
and the direct connection to the machines for information collection.
The software ICON monitors the data and guarantees a dynamic and a punctual communication between the operators of the production departments and the management offices. This real-time collection of data provides useful information to the managers and the company’s management, in order to limit mistakes, waste and hidden costs. All the information can be transferred to every company user through devices like tablets, smartphones, but also through the new technologies that ICON is going to develop, such as smart glasses and smart watches.
Planning is the key word, the essential one, for the production world. As a matter of fact, it is very important for a company to know in real-time the productive availability. ICON becomes a valid support for the planning, optimising the work charge on each machine. It is an overview of the production departments, a daily, a weekly or a monthly calendar in order to improve the manufacturing process and the final customer’s satisfaction.
The connection of the latest generation machines (ready 4.0) to the ICON network, allows to know in real-time the productivity progress, the saving of the processing parameters and the machine warnings. The working parameters can be included in the production holding of ICON where they are conveniently supervised and they report if there are potential mistakes before the machine goes into alarm.
Software ICON is unique, he does not wait to be consulted, it reports you.
For the networking of machines NO READY 4.0, ICON has a hardware module (W-BOX),
to connect to all the work cells for the production check (progress), the cycle time, the status of the machine and optionally the consumed energy. It is possible supervise the energetic consumption of every machine through the W-Box module. The data which comes to our system is processed to define how much energy is needed in order to create a single piece (watt/piece). With ICON costs analysis becomes easier!
The traceability of a final product takes place thanks to a barcode label reading, which is applied to the parcel. The ICON system allows the combination of an identification code to every piece or batch produced, using a simple printer. Reading the code printed on the label, it is possible to identify different productive variables, but also to manage reorganisations and stock availability.
A team of computer engineers and hardware designer is ready to satisfy every particular request. The customer’s goal is the starting point in order to develop new programs that can integrate with what already exist, such as the connection with the enterprise resource. The process is not limited to the software installation, but it includes also formation, telephone assistance and maintenance. The goal can be reached only if the project functionality is guarantee long-term.