Modular and flexible structure

Modular and flexible structure

Advanced Manufacturing by Advanced Applications – provide functionalities such as the capture of production data, managing manufacturing logistics, keeping an eye on production-related quality management and traceability. Thanks to the modular structure of Advanced Manufacturing, the scope of the solution can be flexibly adapted to requirements. As a result, only those functions that are relevant are activated individually. It goes without saying that subsequent adaptation during operation is possible at any time. Furthermore, the entire product can be customized via configuration and control tables without programming or modification, like the definition of different barcode types for easy data capture. This enables the system to interpret barcodes with different information and to return the required data to the application.

Available modules

Core module – basic functions

Basic functions like

  • Logon and logoff of users (also possible via personnel number)
  • Worklist per workstation or selection variant
  • Display of
    • order header data
    • operation data
    • Components (operation-related and comprehensive), incl. missing parts
    • Serial numbers
  • Display and storage of notes and attachments
  • Recording and filing of images
  • Display of customer specific information

Automated processes through
capture of production data

Intelligent capture of production data is an absolute must in the digital age: it provides up-to-date process and status data for optimiszing work and production processes. With Advanced Manufacturing, capture of production data is directly integrated. It offers completely automated processes with which companies can further develop their production in the sense of a smart factory.

Functions of the module capture of production data

  • Display of operation long text
  • Feedback of production times via
    • Time ticket
    • Time event
    • Target=actual (via time ticket)
  • Reporting of production quantities (yield, scrap and rework quantity), incl. confirmation reason and text
  • Tracking of confirmations on serial number level
  • Exchange of the target work station to actual work station within hierarchies
    • at every confirmation
    • with every operation confirmation
    • once per operation
  • Activation of single or parallel use

Production supply, operational planning of
production deliveries

Advanced Manufacturing maps the physical supply of components to manufacturing. 
This automatic production supply has two focal points: Production-synchronous stock monitoring and – based on this – the operative planning of production deliveries for production during the course of the day.

Functions of the module Manufacturing logistics

  • Different applications, specially designed to meet the needs of production supply:
    • Assignment of batches to component items
    • Booking of goods issues for components
    • KANBAN overview, including the possibility of status management and changeover
    • Posting of unplanned component consumption
  • Integrated stock and batch determination
  • Display of status by color coding of component positions

Production-related quality management

Advanced Manufacturing offers Production-related quality management: during production, an inspection lot can be created automatically for inspection. As soon as a production or process order is released, a production run test is triggered. The order release can be done manually by the user or automatically by the system.

Functions of the module Production-related quality management

  • Confirmation of inspections during production
    • Individual results
    • Summarized characteristic recording
    • Automatic and manual measured value assessment
    • Recording of test equipment
  • Creation of fault messages
    • Very simple and fast creation of a message
    • Automatic transfer of production data
    • Definition of the possible message types


Industries with high demands on the traceability of individual components and products benefit from our traceability module. Integrated in a clear user interface, equipment structures can be set up easily. Traceability stands for time-saving recording processes – they reduce the pressure on workers and enable the company to gain further competitive advantages.

Functions of the module Traceability

  • Creation of equipment structures
  • Acceleration of the acquisition by scanning process
  • Multi-level resolution and display of equipment structure
  • Display of status by color coding of component positions
  • Existing barcodes and labels can be used without adjustments

Production-related documents and history

The Business Documents module is an essential support, especially for complex production processes. It provides easy access to documents that accompany production – the workflow is facilitated and product quality is increased. It also offers the option of displaying documents on the order header, parts list and work process.

Functions of the module Business documents

  • Display of documents for
    • Order header
    • Bill of material
    • Work process
  • Display of the document in integrated and separate windows possible
  • Playback of videos
  • Display of CAD drawings

Interface integration

Modern production chains consist of numerous machines that form interfaces. The integration of these interfaces represents the pinnacle of the digital factory. With the Interfaces module, Advanced Manufacturing enables the connection of numerous external programmes, processes and systems.

Functions of the module Interfaces

  • Integration template for the connection of external
    • test systems
    • calibration programs
    • Labeling processes (label and label management software)
  • Connection of machines and sensors (MDC) via standardized interfaces
  • Customer- or application-specific features are possible

Your Contact Person

Florian Schreckenfuchs
Competence Center Advanced Manufacturing

Rheinwaldstraße 38
78628 Rottweil


Tel.: 0741 / 17 44 16-600
Fax: 0741 / 17 44 16-669

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