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From the user for the user: We want to continuously improve adm.

Dr. Andreas Mohlfeld, Head of Digital Solutions at thyssenkrupp Automation Engineering

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The Production Management System (PMS) consists of the following features:

PMS simplifies planning and monitors compliance with production schedules. You can either interface PMS to your ERP system, or enter production orders directly into the system. In both cases, the ability to make manual adjustments enables you to determine the most effective production sequence of product A and product B on day X and to react flexibly to sudden events. It also visualizes the status and progress of orders. In parallel, the interface returns data from the plant, i.e. adm informs which components have been manufactured and when, and returns a status message to the optionally affiliated ERP system - product complete and qualitatively (OK) executed, shipment to customer can take place.

QDM monitors whether each individual production process complies with the predefined quality grade. If, for example, a robot sets a spot weld somewhere, QDM transmits the information: OK or NOK. If a manufactured product receives a NOK criterion, it leaves the production cycle and thus does not reach the customer. The complete collection and storage of all data generates a detailed report for each individual product. This ensures the complete traceability of each individual process parameter in the event of complaints.

MDA informs about the status of each individual machine, e.g. is it running within specified parameters (operating status)? What is the utilization rate? Is material missing? adm collects error messages so that you can react immediately in case of deviations. By archiving and long-term analysis of this data, continuous improvement processes (CIP) can be initiated. In addition to an increase in efficiency in material, time and personnel planning within production, periods of losses can be minimized or avoided by acting more quickly. The MDA module facilitates the creation and management of maintenance plans for each individual machine. It can also be used as a shift planning tool to plan as efficiently as possible according to actual demand.

55 different visualizations via large-screen displays - we prepare the display of the data as required by the persons responsible for the respective production sections, for example large-screen via Andon boards.

Nathalie Kiesel, Project Lead Digital Shopfloor Solutions at thyssenkrupp Automotive Body Solutions

Production 4.0: The right information in the right place - finally a well-tended data garden instead of a data jungle

Real-time visualization in production:

  • The production reports to adm which number of pieces have just been produced in which sub-area or where there may be a problem.

  • The maintenance department is shown in detail which system is in which condition.

  • For logistics, there is a control station that shows which stocks are currently in the plant or in the warehouse. If material is missing, adm issues a corresponding warning.

  • The status of the individual components is reported to the colleagues from quality assurance.

  • Active "alert management" informs those responsible at the right time.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to implement adm in the plant?

In order to answer this question, we need to know in advance what has to be connected to adm in your factory. We will analyze your production together, look at potential for improvement and define what you need:

1. recording of the actual situation

2. creating a concept for the target state

3. gap analysis

4. development of a solution concept

5. mockup preparation

Does manufacturing have to be idle to implement adm in the plant?

The vast majority of cases adm can be implemented between shifts, at night or on rest days.

5 advantages of adm for your production: One environment, many possibilities - in manufacturing, you optimize both the control and monitoring of the production progress with adm. This brings several benefits compared to other solutions on the market.

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The advantages of adm

  • low investment costs

  • highly integrated: implementation in both greenfield and brownfield

  • higher plant availability: by minimizing downtime of the connected machines

  • increase in production volumes: transparent production processes increase performance

  • reduced throughput times: time savings by early error detection

  • little training required through intuitive operation

  • unlimited scalability: integration from production cell to large-scale plant

  • high flexibility: changes and quality loops are part of the implementation process

  • convenient data export for reporting or advanced analysis

Your first step to a digital production with low investment costs

adm - the MES system for medium-sized businesses

  • Plan your production based on demand

  • Get an overview of the quality of each component

  • Find out what is happening at your production at any time

Production Management System (PMS): adm fully manages specific data and parameters of each of your production lines

Quality Data Management (QDM): quality control and product documentation during and after the production phase

Machine Data Analysis (MDA): adm analyzes and evaluates plant efficiency through permanent acquisition and visualization of machine data

We are constantly developing adm. To do this, we seek contact with users - both internally and externally. Employees and customers can provide feedback at any time via a ticket system. This way, we make improvements to the user experience to make operating adm as goal-oriented and logical as possible.

If adm is to be implemented at a new customer, we try to involve each individual from the very beginning and let him or her experience the benefits of this digital system. In addition, we provide continuous training and technical support right from the start.

Industries and References

Examples from practice

Are you interested?

Together into the future of manufacturing: For more information on adm contact us. Or learn more about thyssenkrupp Automation Engineering's innovations here.

Since the beginning of my time at thyssenkrupp, as a production manager and later as a plant manager, I permanently had to deal with the topic of the value chain. I always wanted a system like this!

Nathalie Kiesel, Project Lead Digital Shopfloor Solutions at thyssenkrupp Automotive Body Solutions

Application example - adm in body in white manufacturing

adm plans work processes, monitors the machines and their qualitative output, lists the most important statistics on production and sends information linked to key figures to the smart devices of the responsible managers or technicians - all they have to do is tackle the problem in the right place. Workers and planners are in focus here; the question during development was always: How can we make life easier for those who are directly responsible for production?

Before the first start-up, the production plants of the then thyssenkrupp System Engineering GmbH (now tk Automotive Body Solutions) were working without any supporting systems: Our employees had to rely in part on classic handwritten notes - and were therefore very reactive in their organization. Jérôme Newie reports: "We rarely had any way of recognizing: Is the value creation or operational process within the target range or not? Without a system like adm, you are constantly running after the information. The delay until I receive information is sometimes so great that a new situation has already occurred. We wanted to change that." adm already supports dozens of plants of our customers in the automotive sector in Germany, the USA, China, Hungary, England, Italy, India, Thailand, Vietnam, France, Romania and Russia in this task.

Convinced or curious? Your production also benefits from adm - we promise.

From the user for the user

Process knowledge meets data expertise

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are the backbone of any fully automated production plant. They are directly connected to the various interfaces of the machine level. MES can guide, control and monitor production in real time. We have the process knowledge from many decades of manufacturing and optimization. Developing adm was not a mission to develop an external manufacturing control system, but rather thyssenkrupp used it to optimize its own manufacturing facilities. This is how adm was born right from the user's perspective.

Acquire, visualize, evaluate data ...
The adm modules optimize your production control - all in one place

adm consists of three different modules that work flexibly and take on different tasks - whether individually or ideally in combination. Like in a modular construction kit, where a solution is needed for a defined area, adm offers our customers the appropriate optimization. The machines, the quality data points of the production plant and external systems are connected to adm via various digital interfaces.

MDA includes these features

This looks interesting for your shop floor?