MES is a term that is used to encapsulate the broad area of software which focuses on the manufacturing process. This can be further broken up into the areas of Production, Monitoring, Tracking and Reporting. Each of these areas has been implemented for customers by Automation Mechatronics. The key to success in each area is first understanding the customer needs, and then designing a solution that has inherent cohesion with other parts of the MES System. This has been AMI's approach by delivering solutions that are consistent in its code structure and in its interfacing between Devices, PLC's, SCADA and Databases.
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
OEE is used to measure the performance of an area/cell/unit in relation to its theoretical max throughput. This is often implemented on critical parts of the plant where suspected bottlenecks may exists. The calculation of OEE is simple, however the implementation requires an in depth knowledge of the process and also where the measurements are required to satisfy the equation. This ability to critically analyse the process and the IO where the measurements will originate from, often increase the complexity of an OEE system and if done poorly can present false reporting around OEE as well.