iTAC.MES.Suite for automotive industry – the MES for agile production
Future-oriented software technology, secure data communication, flexible interfaces – with the iTAC.MES.Suite, Dürr offers all this in combination with extensive functionalities for the automotive industry. This MES solution, unique worldwide, combines know-how from plant engineering and IT and will be presented by Dürr at the Hannover Messe 2018.
The iTAC.MES.Suite jointly developed by Dürr and its software subsidiary iTAC is based on modern software architecture and can be adapted to different production control requirements in the automotive, electrical, and component industries (tier 1). Users select the desired modules to receive a tailored solution for their entire production chain. As an agile MES with optimal release capability, the iTAC.MES.Suite forms the backbone for end-to-end networked and digitized processes in production and enables connections to modern IIoT solutions such as the ADAMOS platform.
New functionalities have been added to the proven modules, e.g. SCADA, stock control, vehicle tracking as well as energy and quality management, for controlling automotive production. This includes business intelligence and traceability for detailed product tracking. As a state-of-the-art system, the iTAC.MES.Suite also includes a comprehensive order planning module.
All the functions can be clearly visualized on screens. The iTAC.MES.Suite offers a comprehensive analysis of all plant parameters, and therefore forms the basis for Industry 4.0 applications. A cloud connection makes it possible to combine data from different production facilities across a plant and evaluate it using Dürr Smart Data Analytics. Processes and key performance indicators can thus be tracked in real time. The insights obtained can be used in a targeted manner to optimize the production workflows.
Data acquisition and storage with the iTAC.MES.Suite guarantees comprehensive traceability of all production processes. The future-oriented software architecture improves production monitoring, efficiency, and quality. To ensure that all data is kept within the company, the iTAC.MES.Suite offers maximum IT security: Dürr uses software technologies that provide protection against the latest attack scenarios and are updated regularly. These work with security measures on the customer side - e.g. firewalls and separation of office and production networks - to maximize security. For the customer, the fail-safe system offers a wide range of functions with high scalability. The flexible program structure permits individual combination and fast availability of the functional modules as well as easy software releases.
The iTAC.MES.Suite opens up a new dimension in the management of plants and production data. It is a cornerstone of the digital(at)DÜRR strategy, with which Dürr supports its customers in the digital networking of production.
The Dürr support teams in Bietigheim-Bissingen and other locations will continue to support existing installations of EcoEMOS, the predecessor of the iTAC.MES.Suite, both around the clock and around the world.
Dürr and iTAC will present the iTAC.MES.Suite at the Hannover Messe at the "Smart Electronic Factory" stand (D26) in hall 7.
The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with extensive automation expertise. Products, systems and services offered by the Group enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. Dürr supplies sectors like the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical and woodworking industries. The company has 92 business locations in 31 countries. The Group generated sales of € 3.72 billion in 2017. Dürr has around 15,000 employees and operates in the market with five divisions:
Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops and final assembly systems for the automotive industry
Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint, sealants and adhesives
Clean Technology Systems: exhaust-air purification systems and energy efficiency technology
Measuring and Process Systems: balancing equipment as well as assembly, testing and filling technology
Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry