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iTAC Software AG, an independent company of the mechanical and plant engineering group Dürr, provides Internet-enabled information and communication technologies for the manufacturing industry. Founded in 1998, the company is one of the leading MES providers in Germany.

The iTAC.MES.Suite is a cloud-based Manufacturing Execution System that is used worldwide by companies in different industry sectors such as automotive manufacturers and suppliers, electronics/EMS/TC, pharma and medical technology, metal processing and energy. Additional services and solutions enable the implementation of Industry 4.0 and IIoT requirements. ITAC’s philosophy is connecting people, data and systems.

iTAC Software AG has its headquarters in Montabaur (Germany) as well as branches in the USA and China, as well as a global partner network for sales and services.

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  • iTAC's MES with new functions and operating advantages for Quality Management

iTAC's MES with new functions and operating advantages for Quality Management

Optimized analysis and reporting functions for all product-relevant quality data - Data evaluation directly during the production process

Montabaur, 24 March 2020 – iTAC Software AG has been revising its Manufacturing Execution System iTAC.MES.Suite as part of its Quality Management. The QM module includes optimized analysis and reporting functions for all product-relevant quality data. Data can be evaluated immediately during the production process and thus reflect the current quality. Among other things, the QM module supports various types of analysis such as resource analysis, product analysis as well as error and failure type analysis. iTAC also simplifies the use of the module on a new technical basis.

The iTAC.MES.Suite includes various services for the networking, automation and analysis of production processes. It has an adaptive IT architecture and IoT/IIoT capabilities. This ensures timely responses to rapidly evolving requirements in ever-changing factory environments. 

"The classic core task of MES is to control the production process. Around this core, the systems are currently evolving in the sense of digital transformation. Collecting and evaluating data from the various areas of a factory - from warehousing all the way to shipping and including the workforce - is becoming increasingly important," explains Peter Bollinger, CEO of iTAC Software AG.

The revision of the iTAC.MES.Suite's QM module provides new, easy-to-use analysis and reporting options for all product-relevant quality data. In this context, different types of analysis can be performed: for example, analysis of lines and machines (resource analysis), product analysis, error and error type analysis and much more.

Simplicity with the QM module in the workbench
The QM module will be available in the iTAC Workbench, thus building on a simplified user experience based on HTML5. Colour indicators provide direct visibility of anomalies or errors. The solution offers a user-friendly display of diagrams (e.g. Pareto diagram). The easy to access overview page enables the user to select the various quality analyses (Machine Analysis, Product Analysis, Failure Data Analysis, Measurement Data Analysis). A drill-down menu also provides the option of switching directly to the TR module (or other modules). 

In addition, icons and buttons have been reduced to a minimum - instead, the focus is on clarity and simple operability. All previous functions have been retained in the process. Values and data can be transferred to other applications via REST API, for example for further statistical evaluation. 

Furthermore, the time filter has been modified. Thus, the user can now select any time period that has been selected recently, for example the previous two weeks. The filter options can be bookmarked for repeated use. 

QM solution based on practical experience for practical use
"The new simplified QM possibilities have been developed with constant consideration of customer requirements. In various workshops, the customers' requirements were gathered, and they were given the opportunity to take active influence in the development process. As a result, the workflows in production will be supported in the best possible way and will be workflow-centered. The result is a solution developed by experts from the production department," explains Peter Bollinger.