Building materials plants require integrated process control and tracking from the arrival of goods to the finished product. Centralized, easy data storage with an interface to the ERP system and to the production lines is required to make the manufacturing process transparent from start to finish.
AutomationX provides modules that visualize incoming goods, storage, production planning, batch control, quality assurance, plant control systems and efficiency analysis. The modules are connected to each other via a central data model so that you receive detailed analysis of the process with minimal data maintenance.
Our building materials solution is structured so you can integrate modules that support production and increase efficiency into your operation one step at a time. Easy operation and detailed analyses are the priority. Features such as inserting and exchanging process steps during the current batch or inserting loops provide flexibility in a wide variety of applications.
It starts with incoming goods
Module to inspect incoming goods, send confirmations to ERP systems, store batches and carry out commissioning
Easy operation is desired for incoming goods! Orders of goods received are transferred from the ERP system to our aXStore module. Entering information about quality and amount is very easy thanks to the simple, clear incoming goods mask operated by a touchscreen. The data for the ERP system is confirmed via the interface. The goods can be brought to the storage areas and then to the place of consumption either with the aXStore module or in the ERP system. The goal is easy data storage!
Incoming goods inspection
Preparation of raw materials
Tracking of the movement of goods
Planning is half the battle
Module to plan production and manufacturing orders, manage recipes and control the silo and batch Systems
Do you want to make a central, clear plan for all lines? Manufacturing orders can be received via an interface from the ERP system and/or created manually. The automated feedback from the lines provides you with the current status of progress. You have a complete overview of production. Needless to say, feedback allows the actual consumption to be recorded in the ERP system.
The basis for planning—the recipe—leaves nothing to be desired in terms of flexibility. Repeating steps, starting by taking into account different prerequisites and exchanging raw materials in several recipes are only a few examples of the range of features.
Acceptance of orders from the ERP System
Feedback on consumption
Comparison of recipes
Control of dosing systems for dry materials and liquids
Control of sponge dough systems
Quality is indeed the most important thing
Order-related quality assurance system that records user-defined quality data
Whether testing quality during batch production or later checking the quality of the final product—with aXQuali, one software platform does both. In tests during batch production, the batch is stopped and the product is tested. The results of the lab test occasionally call for an adaptation of the current recipe. The remaining steps in the recipe can be changed. Inserting additional steps, for example more water, longer mixing, is also very easy. Needless to say, each intervention is documented and indicated in a clear analysis.
Automatic start of quality assurance in batch production
Assignment of the inspection to the order
User-defined configuration of test criteria and test intervals
Inspection in compliance with prepackaging legislation
Do you want to lower your costs?
Module to analyze production rate, operation and downtime and thus the efficiency of machines
As a batch continues to be processed, for example bagging or bottling, knowledge of operational disruptions and their causes as well as the reasons for rejects is necessary in order to lower costs and improve performance. Our aXOEE module is easy to operate and adapted to the conditions in building materials plants.
Connection of machines via standard interfaces
Recording of the causes of disruptions
Quantitative recording of rejects
Determination of key indicators regarding the plant, product and shift
Clear graphical representation of the key indicators
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