REAL TIME PRODUCTION MONITORING AND WORKSHOP MANAGEMENT

Monitor production in real time in order to collect manufacturing data. Production indicators are available in real time, giving an overview of yield rates (OEE) and the relevance of the action plans implemented. Control your manufacturing process and improve the performance of your production units.

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Anticipate and reduce machine downtime
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Digitalize low value-added operations
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Be responsive to workshop hazards
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Capitalize production data
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Track material consumption

Presentation

Collect workshop data and monitor the manufacturing process

  • The times
  • The events
  • The quantities / meters
  • The material consumption
  • The traceability (production context, reading…)
  • Scrap recording
  • Identification of scrap causes
  • Scrap analysis
  • Scrap rate
  • Link to the non-conformities and corrective actions module
  • Batch number recording
  • Bar code label management
  • Recording of material non-conformities

In order to limit manual inputs in QUASAR-FAB, an interface with your ERP / CAPM is available. The update is both upward and downward.

QUASAR-FAB allows the collection of workshop data in real time. This data will be valuable indicators to limit your machine downtime and reduce your costs. This module offers significant time gains and avoids re-entering errors. Its implementation is a genuine asset in the context of a continuous improvement process.

3 workshop data acquisition methods

QS-fab uses an smart input/output card with automatic counting on the machine. It is counted by collecting the data, but it is also possible to send information to the machine (for example for a machine blockage). Automatic acquisition makes it possible to retrieve machine reports, meter values, etc.…

  • Two-way communication
  • Input/Output card mode

This communication method allows applications to connect with PLCs from a standardized interface. QS-fab can thus retrieve all the information provided by the PLC with a much more detailed level of information.

  • OPC Mode

The system can directly retrieve workshop data in real time from your Information System via an interface.

  • Database Mode
Items / hour
Parts produced

Real time workshop management

All the actors have dashboards at their disposal in order to control variations of the production means as quickly as possible and thus anticipate costly downtime. Production information is displayed in the workshop to guide operators.
  • OEE
  • Scrap rate
  • Plan / Quantity / Goal
  • Remaining quantity to produce
  • Production lead-time
  • Web Dashboards
  • Workshop overview to monitor the equipment
  • Integrated BI module (Business Intelligence) for more accurate analyses
  • Display of indicators in the workshops intended for operators (quantities to complete, objectives, etc.)
  • Alerts management (quantities, frequencies…)
  • Instruction sheets
  • Activation “blockage” output
  • Flash alerts
  • Bar graph or table representation

Production planning

The QUASAR-FAB scheduling feature provides a Gantt chart on which are positioned the operations to schedule. 

  • Schedule production operations
  • Monitor the progress of operations in real time
  • View operations in the form of labels
BT - 1705 -001
Progress 25%
BT - 402 -003
Progress 65%
Scheduling is an important part of workshop management because it helps coordinate the production and reduce delays. The goal is to optimize lead times, resources and costs while maintaining a good quality level.

Make documentation available

Get access to documents in real time and make the workshop a paper-free environment. Meet quality requirements by making sure that a document is in the correct version.

Digitization is an essential component of the Factory 4.0. The documentation must be digitized in order to be made available to the operator in real time and in the correct version.

  • View of the documentation on the operator workstation (plan, operating procedure, machine documentation, etc.)
  • Operator guidance through supports available on the workstation
  • Management of document versions in order to make available the right versions

To go further, see the QS-ged module integrated in the QUASAR Suite

Monitor quality during the production process

The QUASAR MES suite offers a complete range of quality modules. There are many links between the different modules in order to benefit from this wide range of functions.

QUASAR has included a quality management module in its workshop management module. This optional quality management system allows to monitor the quality level during the manufacturing process.

Its use can range from a simple measurement to ensure traceability to real-time detection of SPC variations. In any case, its implementation increases the reliability of your production and allows you to better meet the ever-increasing requirements of your customers.

  • Inspection plan management
  • Multi-mode acquisition
  • Analysis and indicators (Cp, Cpk)

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The grinding management integrated !

The purpose of QS-fab’s grinding option is to reduce the risk of producing non-conforming parts due to the cutting tool.

The grinding management includes all the steps of your activity for the monitoring of tools (control, grinding, replacement, alert, history and traceability). Thanks to the grinding management, you can manage your tool replacements and stock management processes while boosting your auto-control in production.

milling detail on metal cutting machine tool at factory

Control the production with QUASAR

Implementation

Pilot Project

Simulation of the software operating with your own workshop data

Easy set up

Only one software to install. Lightweight architecture.

Digital Continuity

We retrieve your data and connect it to your systems

Multi-sites

We coordinate the deployment of the solution on all your sites, in France and abroad

QUASAR FAB iN ACTION​

documentation

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Customer references

The world of QUASAR

The Digital factory close at hand

QUASAR is one of the only actors in the market to offer innovative digital solutions, enabling companies to enter the era of the Factory of the future and become smarter, more agile and within a well-defined budget.

With our modular M.E.S.* Suite, we offer manufacturers and industrialists from all sectors the opportunity to highlight the value of their data, analyse it and enhance it throughout the production chain, in integration with the information system and the teams already in place.

Even though our products can be directly linked to machines, we place people at the heart of the digital environment. We work on a daily basis to make our solutions ever easier to use, sustainable and progressive. Our key words : quality, reliability, simplicity, reactivity. Indeed, we are one of the few software publishers to be ISO 9001 certified.

*M.E.S. = Manufacturing Execution System