The data acquisition modules of apromaceMES allow the collection and storage of your operating data (apromaceBDE), machine data (apromaceMDE) and quality data (apromaceQDE) in real time without affecting the production processes. All data can be captured automatically and viewed in live statistics. The system is running 24/7/365 - completely independent of backups, system maintenance and updates. The collected data is reported back to existing ERP and PPS systems manually or automatically in real time.
Operating Data Operating data are a basic, organizational part of everyday operations. apromaceBDE collects status and feedback from individual production steps up to whole batches, orders and machines. This includes times, numbers, weights, volumes, and many more values.
Machine Data Machine data come from machines directly and get forwarded. This includes running times, material consumption, interruptions, produced quantities, production, temperature measurements, energy and pollution limits. In addition to vendor-specific interfaces and OPC sensors, apromaceMDE supports various touchscreen terminals, RFID, bar-code and data matrix code scanners.
Quality Data Quality data are highly important for customer confidence and the company's own quality management. apromaceQDE measures the quality, process parameters, calibration of machinery and other variables in order to provide a current picture of your products.
Custom visualizations allow a user-friendly and intuitive system. Employees and supervisors view only the information they really need. All relevant data are quickly and efficiently perceived and analyzed. Thus, one can immediately respond to potential problems and bottlenecks.
apromaceView represents the state of process by appropriate animated graphics and status indicators and displays history graphs, status displays, machine parameters or current values over the entire period. Dialogs can be viewed related to items, orders, machines, or working step and are thus ideally suited for complicated multi-level and cross-linked process hierarchies.
The monitoring and control of systems engineering in apromaceView can occur centralized, via manufacturing terminals or both controls. Status indicators, flow diagrams, charts or even operating controls are arranged in an intuitive way.
Product recalls or customer complaints can result in considerable costs if the error tracking is insufficient. Thanks to modern identification systems and intelligent process technology, parts and semi-finished products can be fully traced back to their batches or even single pieces.
All delivered batches are identifiable for each produced lot. In case of a batch recall by the supplier all affected products can be identified and recalled from the customers. Conversely, customer complaints of faulty products can be traced back to plants and the supplier.
apromaceTrace provides both drill-down and roll-up-search, allowing a complete production transparency. Traceability includes all kinds of information to track the life cycle of products. This includes unfinished materials, machinery and work places, periods and measurement data, supplier and order data. apromaceTrace supports modern marking and reading techniques for the identification of products throughout the manufacturing process, also.
apromaceTrace it is the perfect base to obtain quality certificates like ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, EU 178/2002 or IFS 5 and can be easily linked to existing enterprise resource planning systems (ERP). apromaceTrace supports you in optimizing your processes with its high production transparency and provides a high degree of automation and usability.
apromace data systems GmbH is a young, growing IT solutions provider based in Freiberg, Germany. The company was founded in 2004 as a spin-off by scientists of the Institute for Automation Technology at Freiberg University of Mining and Technology. The development of the underlying techniques and experiences go back to the 1990s. The core competencies are innovative, integrated technology solutions in the field of process and production information systems (Manufacturing Execution Systems) across sectors.
In addition, apromace is strongly committed in training and integration of students and graduates and supports vocational colleges, technical colleges and universities with knowledge and technology transfer to future engineers.
The individual needs of our clients and continuous improvements of products are first priority for apromace. New solutions are sought in cooperation with international research institutions which will flow back into the apromace products and thus benefit the clients again.