open the doors to the "internet of things and services"
iTAC uses innovative hardware components to simplify system
and manufacturing-level process integration
iTAC Software AG offers “smart” Plug & Play
components for the holistic integration of the MES. The “iTAC.smart
ReceivingDevice” now enables consistent process integration, beginning in the
incoming goods area, by clearly marking and capturing the raw material batch information.
Another device, the “iTAC.smart.MESDevice”, supports the fast and optimised
integration of different work and manufacturing processes into the iTAC MES.
These range from the manual workstation with interactive HMI to the control of
machine interfaces (SMEMA etc.). This is the first time iTAC has combined its
own innovative hardware components with the tried-and-tested iTAC.MES.Suite.
"Intelligent integration of web-enabled hardware
components into the MES."
With its intelligent “Smart Devices” and the
iTAC.MES.Suite, iTAC is already ahead of its time as a solutions provider for
production plants aiming to become the Smart Factories of tomorrow’s Industry
The “iTAC.smart.MESDevice” acts as a Plug & Play
solution for the fast and optimised integration of work and manufacturing
processes. This embedded PC (micro PC) with a LINUX operating system now enables
the easy integration of system-level barcode readers, RFID scanners, conveyors
etc., as well as online process interlocking via the SMEMA Mechanical Equipment
Interface Standard. The iTAC.smart.MESDevice can also be used as a
cost-effective hardware platform with a touchscreen for system-level HMI
applications (HMI apps). The result is a simplified and standardised
integration of machines and processes into the iTAC.MES.Suite. Previous
integration and development efforts by plant manufacturers and system providers
are significantly reduced by this innovative hardware/software solution.
The “iTAC.smart.ReceivingDevice” is the ideal solution
for the clear marking of material containers for seamless material batch
acquisition and backtracing and is at the heart of the iTAC.MES.Suite's
practical incoming goods solution. This solution allows the automatic recording
of manufacturer's materials information from the manufacturer- or
supplier-specific material label in a split second. This considerably
simplifies the time-consuming manual capture of manufacturer data when
receiving goods as the first step in a logistical process chain and as the
basis for consistent material logistics, quality assurance and traceability