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Welcome to the MES 2.0 Training Manual! This is a comprehensive guide designed to help you improve the quality of your MES projects. It has been put together as a tutorial that walks you through the steps of implementing an MES solution for an imaginary company Nuts Unlimited. As we go through the steps, we'll add lot tracking, production scheduling, OEE metrics, recipe management, sampling and SPC to their manufacturing process. We'll use the utility modules to capture data from legacy devices and the Web Services module to create an information exchange with their ERP system to pull work orders and product codes.

You build the project as you go along and we'll discuss each topic in detail and provide links to reference material in the help manual. Whenever you see a blue panel, there is a task for you to perform to build out your own MES Project.


Example
  • Drag a button onto the screen and name it btnStartSimulator


 

Sections

The tutorial is divided up into sections for each module. It is strongly recommended that you go through each section as there are dependencies between section exercises. Even if you are only interested in learning about one module, knowing the capabilities of each module and how they interact with each other will provide you with a better understanding of how best to realize your MES solution.

SectionDescriptionTime
Let's Get SetupInstall ignition, modules, database and configure gateway settings30 mins
Track and TraceAdd Lot Tracking and Production Control3hrs 30 mins
OEE 2.0Add Work Order Scheduling and OEE analysis to production runs5hrs
Web Services 2.0Connect to an ERP system to pull work orders and product codes, and return production data1hr 30 mins
Recipe ManagementCreate a Recipe Management system to track changes to recipe and monitor production variances3hrs
SPCAdd Statistical Process Control to monitor weight of finished goods packages2hrs
Instrument InterfacePull SPC data from lab instrumentation through flat file parsing1hr
Total16 hours 30 minutes

 

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As we help you grow, please help us to improve! Use the comments field to inform us of any issues you find with the training documentation, whether it is confusing or just downright plain wrong. The project and training was built against a certain Ignition and Module Release version. We will validate it against new releases periodically, but we welcome your help and feedback.

Good Luck with your training project!

 

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