MES provider iTAC introduces new IIoT concept and analytics solution
Combining production data correctly to achieve added value with iTAC.Manufacturing.Analytics
specializes in MES and IIoT solutions for transparent, automated production.
The company has now developed a new IIoT concept based on Dürr Group know-how
and ADAMOS tools. Among other things, the new iTAC.Manufacturing.Analytics
solution is incorporated into the IIoT strategy. This enables automatic
interventions for error prevention, optimized maintenance planning and much
iTAC has made a name for itself with the Manufacturing
Execution System iTAC.MES.Suite, which has been established on the market for
many years, and the associated IIoT solutions. The new IIoT concept from iTAC
combines the automation and digitalization competencies of the Dürr Group.
These include Dürr as a machine and plant manufacturer, iTAC as a global MES
provider and ADAMOS as an IIoT platform provider. The result is a configurable
overall solution for networking, automation and analysis of production
through MES- and IIoT-based data
The solution includes the new iTAC.Manufacturing.Analytics, a system for
optimized and automated root cause analysis and intelligent maintenance
planning. In combination with the IIoT platform from ADAMOS and Dürr software,
integrated data analytics and predictive maintenance scenarios can be
To do this, the following data from machines in the
production line are collected and merged in one gateway: structured data from
the iTAC.MES.Suite, unstructured IIoT data (from sensors) and data input from
operators (user interfaces, APPs, tablets). The gateway forwards the data to
analysis processes and big data memories via message brokers such as Kafka.
This provides the basis for monitoring process behaviour and product anomalies,
for condition-based and predictive maintenance, and for process stabilization
and optimization. The sensor data, alarms and process status can also be
visualized on a dashboard.
A use case in the environment of wave soldering monitoring
shows that the solution can intervene in processes at an early stage before
soldering problems occur. This results in a significant increase in quality and
The iTAC.MES.Suite applications are now available as
modern HTML5 clients. The new HTML5 applications are based on open web
standards and can be used without additional plug-ins. The applications of the
iTAC.MES.Suite are combined in a uniform frame work (iTAC.Workbench) and
contain intelligent functionalities for operating, monitoring and parameterizing.