Industry 4.0? – Only with MES!
ProLeiT presents trend-setting MES and automation solutions at ACHEMA
While investigating the focal topic of ‘Flexible Production’, experts at this year’s ACHEMA in Frankfurt will ask the question: What will the process industry look like in 2025? ProLeiT AG will answer this question and showcase innovative ideas for its process control systems and MES solutions in Hall 11.1 / Stand A-36 from 11 to 15 June. At ProLeiT’s stand, interested visitors to the exhibition can discover how state-of-the-art automation solutions help to optimise production processes, reduce energy costs and minimise downtime.
The ProLeiT speech on ‘Smart Processes - How Industry 4.0 and Big Data make production processes more transparent, secure and cost-efficient’ will provide additional insights into the hot topic of digitisation and its impact on the process industry (12.06.2018, 5:20pm in the ‘PRAXISforum: Sensor-based production control - New technologies’, Hall 11.0, Room Korall).
Plant Batch iT for flexible batch processes in the chemical industry
Productivity is the top priority in the chemical industry. The highest possible levels of plant performance, continuous transparency and tailored quality – the manufacture of chemical products in varying batch sizes demands enormous flexibility. ProLeiT meets these industry-specific requirements through Plant Batch iT, the central process control system for controlling and monitoring recipe-controlled batch processes.
Plant Batch iT is based on ISA-88 standards and is the ideal automation solution when it comes to implementing not only several production orders simultaneously but also manufacturing batches with individual bills of material (batch size one). At ACHEMA, discover how you can enhance the flexibility of your processes, production and logistics, shorten the time to market of new products and guarantee the seamless tracking of batches (track & trace).
Gradual integration of Industry 4.0 - thanks to the MES-controlled factory
The digitisation of production helps to increase productivity and improve business earnings. Procedures become more transparent and comprehensible, complex production processes more reliable and secure, and employees – supported by corresponding software – more effective and efficient in the work they do.
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) play a key role in the digitisation of industry. As the factory’s central information system, the MES is also a giant step towards Industry 4.0.
Plant Integrate iT allows you to make all your production processes ‘visible’. A key prerequisite for achieving this objective is continuous information management at MES level, which can be integrated and operated infinitely across process sequences and departments. Plant Integrate iT can be used to merge and evaluate the required data from individual production areas.
The resulting manufacturing transparency ensures product, process, quality and material information is visualised quickly and efficiently.
Big data analysis via dashboards
Freely configurable dashboards ensure a clear overview of all the collected production data. Besides the standard function, recorded and archived data can be filtered according to various criteria (time period, order, customer, product, batch, location and energy consumption), interlinked as desired and presented in the most modern format possible thanks to visual analytics. In many cases, interrelations become apparent that would otherwise be invisible, as the data is either unavailable or stored at various locations and systems across different departments. Supervisors can therefore respond faster to any deviations, sometimes even in real time.
The method of predictive analytics already applied by ProLeiT helps plant operators to predict the probability of future events more reliably, instead of just analysing production data retrospectively. However, our goal for the future is based on prescriptive analytics that generates recommendations for action using automatically captured and continuously processed data. Plant operators are thus given the opportunity to adapt production parameters, formulas (recipes) and processes; thereby constantly optimising their production results.