8.00 focuses on the challenges of industry 4.0
embedded systems and big data have been the essential factors contributing to
the development of the iTAC.MES.Suite 8.00. In accordance with the latest
Oracle trend the client-sided applications of this release are based on Java 8.
Continuously supporting the Java platform, also for the MES applications
distributed to the supply chain, guarantees an eminent security.
important innovations at a glance:
Business Intelligence portal: iTAC.BI-Portal
Reports and dashboards can be processed interactively
thanks to a fully adequate BI system.
The highly scalable cloud-based service of the
iTAC.MES.Suite ensures the mobile access via iOS® or Android®
of the APS services
APS service: The detailed planning tool GANTTPLAN has been fully
integrated into the iTAC.MES.Suite. From now on the APS service is also
available as cloud-based solution.
New setup dialogue for priorities: Priorities,
which should be used for the detailed planning of orders in the context of the
APS services, can now be created and edited in a new view (underneath the setup
dialogue for work order codes). These defined priorities have to be allocated
at new creation so that they will find application during the planning process.
New setup dialogue for optimization groups: Optimization
groups, which should be used for the detailed planning of orders in the context
of the APS services, can now be created and edited in a new view (underneath
the setup dialogue for work order codes). These defined optimization groups
have to be allocated at new creation so that they will find application during
the planning process.
Within company-internal networks the encryption and authentication
of the communication between the iTAC.MES.Suite application server and the plant-closed
client can also occur via the HTTPS protocol.
The Diffie Hellman key exchange procedure Perfect
Forward Secrecy (PFS) is supported on the basis of the iTAC middleware.
Innovations of the ADM module
within the display license information
In the context of the license model, which has been introduced
together with this release, the views license
information have been increased by site
and station and have been introduced
for SMT lines as well. Also information for special functional extensions
(services) and SMT lines will now be shown next to the display administration of station licenses.
Fixing of site location
Each site can be supplied with geographic coordinates
of the location. These coordinates can be evaluated by the BI service, because
special reports could need the fixed location of the site. As the need arises
these data can also be called up via the IMSApi function
setup dialogue for production controllers
This release includes the implementation of a new
setup dialogue for production controllers. Within this new view production
controllers can be created and edited. Usually, this view would be only for the
display since it is the rule that production controllers are taken over by the
ERP interface (e. g. SAP). In opposition to the ERP context a production
controller only shows little controlling effects within the iTAC system. It is
more important to appoint him as grouping option to specifically search for
data being relevant to production controllers (e. g. as a filter for the
display of orders within the order administration).
of maintenance orders: This release makes it possible for maintenance orders
about equipment to be created within the iTAC.MES.Suite. From the point of the
production planning any equipment, which has been allocated to a maintenance
order, will not be available for the duration of this maintenance order. In connection
with the APS service more detailed results can be achieved within the planning
of production lots: Normal production orders can now be divided into
partial orders. Depending on the application type it can be profitable to
divide an order including a large quantity into smaller units. Reasons for that
could be for example of the planning or producing nature. In doing so the
partial order takes over any relevant data of the major order (without losing
the reference) and can be used within the iTAC.MES.Suite without any special
material: optimized display of BOM alternatives
Within the display material
history for units BOM components, which are included in the BOM as
alternative, will be marked with an own symbol and noted within the component
data. Thus, a certain distinction between the actually used and the alternative
component can be done within the analysis.
redesigning of the Alert Management System (AMS) module
Within this release the AMS module has been completely
redesigned. Basically, it is about the simpler integration of new monitoring
methods (observer). Customer-specific requirements can now be integrated more quickly.
Furthermore, the setup dialogues are now more user-friendly so that working on
this module will be more effective.
new client to scan/create containers
In combination with the corresponding hardware the
smart.ReceivingClient serves the smart.ReceivingDevice to automatically capture
the goods received. This means that any barcodes of incoming goods will be
scanned, evaluated and passed over in a workable form. Thus, clear descriptions
can be produced and assigned for all delivered good containers (SMD reels, PTH
boxes etc.). On the basis of IMSApi functions the required program logic, which
is needed to convert the application type, can be provided. Standardized IMSApi
functions, which are part of the core product of the iTAC.MES.Suite, will be
Innovations of the IMSApi service adapter
Extension of stock functions
The functional extensions of this release have increased
numerous stock functions by new keys and with it new functionalities.
of logging function within the IMSApi service
The introduction of a new license mechanism has led to
a change of the checking routines concerning IMSApi. For that reason new or
rather changed output values for the error non-licensing
have been introduced for an abundance of IMSApi functions.
of new IMSApi functions
function enables the selection of current settings for a station out of the
station setup. Here any settings of the fields setup, upload settings, current
license information as well as the values for special station parameters (code
number) can be queried. For the field station
parameter a code number area can be entered to find out any relevant values
for a station within one function call only.
regCheckLicense: For different
functions, which must have a license, this function can check, if a special
station or line is licensed.
support of Java 7 and 8
The iTAC.MES.Suite is supplied with the latest
security fixes by Oracle.
Java 6 has been terminated by Oracle.
event is going to replace JMS in the future.
Being successfully tested Contexts and Dependency
Injection (CDI) for Java EE is going to replace the Java Message Services (JMS).
This replacement, which is more robust, shows a higher reliability within the
mechanism to fend DoS attacks or faulty clients
Numerous parallel retrievals, done on purpose or accidentally,
which could overload the system, will be fended.