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Production Performance Manager

Production Performance Manager

The Industry 4.0 software solution for systematic improvements to production.

Intelligent use of production data

The Production Performance Manager is an information and evaluation system that facilitates intelligent processing of production and machine data.

Less machine downtime

You can reduce the downtime of your machines thanks to live evaluation of data in a central system and implementation of faster service processes.

Users are in control

People can use as many mobile devices as they want – regardless of location – and receive the data they need.

Flexible configuration

Users are free to configure the system to meet their individual daily needs.

Virtual real-time model

All devices and machines as well as their data are portrayed as a virtual model in near real time.

Provision of open standards

Thanks to open standards and interfaces, it is possible to integrate machines, data sources, and third-party systems more quickly than ever before.

Continuous improvement: the path to success

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Digital process for continuous improvement

The Production Performance Manager is based on a digitalized process of continuous improvement. This covers everything from visualization and evaluation of data to identification of necessary actions and review of historical data. Our software solution puts users at its core; it is customized to their needs and precludes media disruption. Every process step corresponds to a software function.

An overview of Production Performance Manager functions

Your primary benefits: visualization of production and machine data, flexible evaluation of measurement data, and targeted responses and checks

The Production Performance Manager acquires production and machine data in near real time. The software then combines this data in a visual representation before communicating defined events to production workers who are directly or indirectly affected.

The Production Performance Manager uses the Ticket Management Module to delegate rule-based tasks electronically. Examples include initiation of service tasks or distribution of aggregated production reports. And the Production Rules Configurator module effortlessly translates human expertise into rules for evaluating process and machine data.

Our software grants you an overview of the status of individual machines and the entire production system. As a result, response times are faster, tasks are assigned clearly, and long-term data retrieval is ensured. This new availability of data and direct feedback provides optimum support for your continuous improvement process.

The foundation: visualized production data

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Visualizing production data

An excellent database serves as the basis for every improvement process. And the first step in this process is to make data visible.

The Production Performance Manager visualizes machine data from different sources in one place. Measured values are depicted live in chronological order and as machine feedback. Production personnel can use any PC, tablet, smartphone, or other device to view this data from anywhere in the plant.

Evaluation of measurement data

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Users may opt to depict events on a timeline and can freely define various views

Users can evaluate the data themselves without any support from IT. Any amount of machine data can be selected that in the expert’s opinion has potential for improving the machine’s availability. In evaluating this data, users can turn to simple cause-and-effect analyses as well as rules that they can configure and activate to evaluate the machine data automatically.

Users can also subscribe to e-mail notifications to stay directly informed of defined incidents. For an expanded analysis, users may simply save recently selected data as a URL and forward it to other employees.

Take action as needed and conduct checks using the Ticket Management Module

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Ticket Management Module

Our Ticket Management Module issues specialized tickets to optimize your service processes, allowing you to respond in a targeted and speedy manner to incidents such as a machine malfunction.

In the event of a malfunction, aggregated messages from machines are used to automatically issue tickets that are then summarized on a kanban board.

These tickets are then assigned to those employees who have the right qualifications and responsibility for the affected machines. Every ticket not only delegates automatically, but also features escalation mechanisms.

Recommended solutions in the site’s local language can be stored in the interest of ongoing expansion and updating of the knowledge database for maintenance and repair technicians. A log of service processes thus serves as a basis for continuous optimization, while long-term successes can be identified at a glance thanks to standardized reports.

Architecture of the software solution

The Production Performance Manager consists of a modular and scalable system. It will adjust ideally to your requirements and can be expanded at any time. A generic interface makes it possible to quickly integrate into the software not only machines and sensors, but also other sources of data from production IT. An application programming interface (API) means that you can also integrate third-party systems.

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Architecture of the Production Performance Manager

Implement improvement measures on your own

The Production Performance Manager allows production personnel to implement improvement measures themselves. In just three steps, they can integrate machines and other equipment into the software so that production can be monitored. This consequently enables them to realize improvement measures such as ticket-based service processes in response to machine malfunctions.

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Implementation of improvement actions in 3 steps