iMes Solutions GmbH

We realize the digitization of your maufacturing and production processes

Benefits Industry 4.0

Digitization - paperless working

  • Digitization - paperless, fault-free working to the greatest possible extent
  • Digital collection of production lists (control sheets, check lists, control charts …)
  • Digital  collection of shift events in digital shift books
  • Connection to external systems
    • Connection to PLC/PCS systems for data recording
    • Connection of Plant Historian to the internal shop floor system
  • Connection to analysis/measuring devices

Quality management

  • Reduced preparation effort for audits
    • The automatic and digital collection of values results in an immediate availability of all relevant information
  • Basis for the continuous improvement process, exploitation of optimization potentials
    • Transparent presentation of process data and key figures (KPIs) in tables and charts
    • Automatic reporting of the necessary KPIs (standstills, disturbances, quantities etc.) to different recipients

Efficient communication

  • Improved communication: trouble-free and efficient information exchange among shifts, departments, companies, auditors, providers and clients
    • Communication among the departments is based on facts and numbers
    • Information on maintenanc at an early stage
    • Support for client audits (minimized time effort)
    • Information available at the touch of a button
    • High time commitment of persons in higher positions no longer necessary

Towards the Forth Age of Industrial Revolution - accompanied by iMes Solutions

Digitization of manufacturing processes - Industry 4.0 - means new challenges for the man-machine environment at the same time.

Modern and digital production requires

  • an intelligent information network
  • information which is available at any time and prepared correctly, free from interpretation and based on needs
  • man-machine-object-system networking

There is a variety of  possibilities for Industry 4.0 in production :

  • Digitization (paperless working)
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Prospective Production
  • Artificial intelligence: machine learning, recognition of patterns
  • Transparency of plants and production as a result of  OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)

 

Company Profile Our Industry 4.0 Solutions

Our USPs (unique selling points)

From consultation, specification and realization to training and service (maintenance and support):

  • Status analysis / preparation of specifications / conceptual design / budgeting
  • Product/application development
  • Client training and workshops
  • Innovation provider for e.g. KI solutions
  • Support and maintenance (24/7 possible)

The way to digital production - Smart Factory

 

Recording, digitizing, collecting
Transparent availability of data (Big Data)

 

Information on demand
retrieved from data
(e.g. recognition of patterns, data mining)

 

Networked information exchange
between man - machine
(Smart Factory, artificial intelligence)

 

Continuous optimization process of the whole value chain

Schnittstellen/Protokolle - flexibel, skalierbar & herstellerunabhängig

  • SQL/ODBC

Einsatz von ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) für den Zugriff auf unterschiedliche, relationale Datenbanken in lokalen und entfernten Netzwerken. Zugriff auf unterschiedliche relationale Datenbanken über ODBC- Standardschnittstelle.

  • OPC UA

Herstellerunabhängiges Kommunikationsprotokoll für Automatisierungsanwendungen in der Industrie.

  • OPC DA

Anbindung, bevorzugt an die Maschinenebene zu SPS, PLS aber auch ERP/ MES zum echtzeitfähigen Datenaustausch.

  • OPC AE

Anbindung an Systeme für die Aufzeichnung und Weiterverarbeitung von Alarmen und Events.

  • Sinumerik

Anbindungen an die Sinumerik CNC-Steuerung der Firma Siemens.

  • Patlite

  • Balluff

  • I/O-Link

  • TwinCat I/O

  • M-Bus to TCP/IP

  • Modbus-Anbindung (z.B. über RS485, Modbus to TCP/IP)

  • 4-20 mA bzw. 0-20 V to TCP/IP

 

 

 

  • ASCII/File

Senden und Empfangen von Daten durch Lesen bzw. Schreiben von ASCII Dateien. Automatische Auswertung von Daten im Netzwerk (Fileshare) möglich. Sehr hohe Flexibilität des Datenaustausches sowie anwendungsspezifische Lösungen für externe Systeme.

  • XML

Darstellung und Austausch hierarchisch strukturierter Daten via Textdatei, sowohl von Maschinen als auch von Meschen lesbar

  • JSON

Datenaustausch insbesondere bei Webanwendungen und mobilen Apps in Verbindung mit JavaScript, Ajax oder WebSockets

  • SAP Netweaver SOAP

  • SAP PI