Software for Flexible Manufacturing Design, Implementation, and Continuous Improvement
Justify a New System
Forecast machine quantities, estimate required labor, compare automation systems, and decide on required flexibility. Predict a cost-per-piece. Create a comprehensive project justification based on a realistic implementation plan.
Barcode and Track Parts
Automatically scribe a unique barcode on each part during machining. Track material through multiple processes across multiple pallets. Use barcode scanners to view the specific piece of material's history. Assign material to fulfill workorders and report workorders to the ERP.
Orders from ERP
Custom plugin to import orders from your ERP and generate a schedule. Use AI to optimize the system daily, taking into account due dates and available capacity. Automatically transfer all data into the cell controller.
Compare plan to actual production, track load station operator times, see machine hours and OEE, predict tool usage, and more. Targeted reports for supervisors, managers, quality control engineers, and the tool room to assist with daily decision making.
Analyze data from production to find flexibility problems and bottlenecks. Forecast the impact of potential part-pallet-machine combination changes. Implement an inspection plan which guarantees each combination of part-pallet-machine is periodically inspected. Cost per piece calculations based on the last month of actual operations.
Provide the control and data for an automatic load/unload robot. SeedTactic software can send and receive instructions telling the load/unload robot what to load, what to unload, and what to reclamp based on the calculated schedule.
Planning is a desktop software program which allows you to simulate a FMS cell to predict machine and labor utilization, anticipate cost per piece, and investigate sensitivity to fluctuations in orders.
FMS Specific Part Flow
Flexible Path-Based Routing
Simulate Machine and Labor Utilization
Calculate Monthly or Yearly Production Rates
Predict Daily Schedules
SeedTactic: FMS Insight
FMS Insight is a webserver which runs on the cell controller. It collects and stores data on the operation of the cell, provides webpages for operators, supervisors, and managers to view the cell's production, and accepts the daily schedule from OrderLink.
Broadcast Info Throughout the Factory
Scribe Barcode in the Machine
Custom Inspections and Quality
In-Process Material Tracking
Customized Plugins for Manufacturing Events
Load Robot Integration
Free And Open Source
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Contact our integration experts at CMS Research to obtain a free customized quote, see live demos, arrange a visit to one of our customers, obtain expert advice, receive training, and more. CMS Research has decades of experience managing a flexible manufacturing system all the way from initial design to optimized production.
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