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Welcome to the Sepasoft MES Help Space

This comprehensive resource gives a broad overview of our MES Software, the basic instructions about its configuration, along with information on design and scripting. It is intended for integrators and implementers who are looking for detailed technical information on how to use our modules to build an MES application on the Ignition platform. Every effort has been made to ensure that this document is an accurate representation of the functionality of MES. If you find anything that appears confusing, not intuitive or just plain wrong, please let us know.

Each page has a  at the bottom and any comments you leave will be sent to us.


 

Documentation Organization

This help is divided into the following spaces. Click on the link to take you to the help.

SpaceDescription
MES-Platform-2.0Help manual for our newest platform release currently in release candidate status. MES 2.0 provides the framework for the OEE 2.0 module.
Knowledge-Base-ArticlesWant to do something extra special with our modules? The Knowledge Base articles provide 'how to' information for custom implementations. Articles contain an overview, steps, screenshots and code blocks that you can use to extend the MES framework and have generally come from real world applications where modifications to the normal MES implementation was required. There articles show how to modify the standard behavior through custom scripting or use of built-in functions.
MES-2.0-Training-ManualOnline tutorial that walks you through the steps of implementing an MES 2.0 solution that adds Lot Tracking, OEE, Recipe Management, SPC, Instrument Interface and Web Services functionality to the Nuts Unlimited company's Nuts Mixing and Packaging Line.

 

Legacy Documentation

The legacy online help and tutorial are just for reference!

SpaceDescription

MES-Platform-1.0

Help manual for the current production release of our Track & Trace, OEE 1.0, SPC, Recipe Management, Web Services, Instrument Interface modules on the MES 1.0 platform.

Use this manual for help on the OEE 1.0 module. For all other other modules, please refer to the MES 2.0 Platform help.

MES-1.0-Training-Manual

Online tutorial that walks you through the steps of implementing an MES 1.0 solution that adds Lot Tracking, OEE, Recipe Management, SPC, Instrument Interface and Web Services functionality to the Nuts Unlimited company's Nuts Mixing and Packaging Line. This has effectively been replaced by the MES 2.0 Training manual. Only use this tutorial if you are learning about the OEE 1.0 software.

 

Using the Search Function

You can use this search box  at the top of the page to quickly find what you're looking for. Here are some tips on how best to use it to find what you're after....

  • If you're searching for a specific function i.e. 'system.mes.object.createFilter()', then typing it in exactly will get you to where you want to be. Typing in 'mes.object.createFilter()' will not. Typing in 'mes object createfilter()' will find it based on the keywords mes object createFilter.
  • Enter 'all:' and your search term to search the entire confluence site. For example, all: serial controller

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MES Product Suite Literature

Decode 1D, 2D and GS1 barcode input from the Gateway without opening a client window.

Capture data from instruments via serial port or flat files, and bring that information into your Ignition Project.

Schedule Work Orders and calculate production metrics for OEE Analysis and Downtime Tracking.


 

MES Enterprise

 

 

 

 

Connect all your Site Gateway servers together to provide a holistic enterprise view of what is happening at all your manufacturing plants.

 Production Simulator

 

 

 

 

Free module that allows you to simulate your manufacturing operation to help the implementation when your production line isn't available.

Create, manage and control your process recipes and monitor for variance in real-time with this module.


 

Facilitate the collaboration and analysis of quality data across your entire enterprise with the SPC Module. Provides automatic sample scheduling, real-time control signal evaluation and powerful SPC control charting.

Add lot tracking, lot genealogy and production control with the Track & trace module built on the ISA-95 Standard.

Connect your MES application to the enterprise with the Web services module. Provides support for SOAP and RESTful API's to connect to ERP and QMS systems.

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