Welcome to MES
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software is used to supervise and track work on a plant floor. Our MES Modules offer vertical software solutions built on the power of the Ignition platform. It provides functions such as resource management, detailed scheduling, dispatching, production analysis and downtime management, product tracking and genealogy, monitoring recipes, quality management, variance tracking, real-time predictive analysis, and more (Recipe module for monitoring recipe and the SPC module for quality management are pending release in MES 3.0). MES is the layer between SCADA and ERP systems.
This comprehensive resource gives a broad overview of our MES Software, the basic instructions about its configuration, along with information on design and coding. It is intended for developers and those looking for detailed technical information. Every effort has been made to ensure that this document is an accurate representation of the functionality of MES. The deployment instructions included can help you get started with MES development as soon as you download. All of the MES modules are built on the Ignition platform.
The help is organized in the following way:
An online tutorial is provided that will walk you through every step of installing our software and building an MES project. This is recommended for all users as a first step in becoming familiar with our software.
There are chapters that provide general information regarding the framework, configuration and use for each of our modules. This section is intended for beginner to intermediate users to gain a general understanding of the software capabilities and how it may be used.
The appendix section provides alphabetical listing of all scripting functions, objects and components. This section is intended for advanced users who know exactly what sort of information they are looking for.
- Knowledge Base
KB articles have been created that provide detail on how to use our software to implement specific manufacturing solutions.
We have created videos that walk you through using our software.
Using the Search Function
You can use the search box at the sidebar to quickly find what you're looking for. 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 .
Click on the logo to direct you to corresponding module description. Also see the Sales Info button for each modules.
Connect all your Site Gateway servers together to provide a holistic enterprise view of what is happening at all your manufacturing plants.
Schedule Work Orders and calculate production metrics for OEE Analysis and Downtime Tracking.
Add lot tracking, lot genealogy and production control with the Track & Trace module built on the ISA-95 Standard.
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.
Create, manage and control your process recipes and monitor for variance in real-time with this module.
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.
Builds upon decades of industry best practices to enable seamless integration between your enterprise systems and your Ignition®-powered manufacturing floor.
Extends the Business Connector module with an SAP® interface, adding native connectivity between Ignition® and the world’s most popular ERP system.
Capture data from instruments via serial port or flat files, and bring that information into your Ignition Project.
Decode 1D, 2D and GS1 barcode input from the Gateway without opening a client window.