MES package product for the manufacturing industry
that integrates UNIFACE's know-how
IB-Mes is a tool
for review, analysis and improvement of manufacturing efficiency.
The introduction of IB-Mes
will bring about IMPROVEMENT in the workplace.
Cloud version of IB-Mes is now available, packed with functions necessary for the manufacturing industry!
The introduction of IB-Mes will bring about IMPROVEMENT in the Workplace.
A Cloud service that requires no server installation, ideal for starting small.
- #01 Concept And Features Of IB-Mes
- #02 What Is A MES?
- #03 Versatile Functions And Traceability
- #04 Configuration Example Of A Typical Data Collection Facility
- #05 Trial Introduction From A Single Unit Of Equipment
- #06 A System That Can Be Flexibly Deployed Horizontally
- #07 Support For Subsidies And Tax Measures
- #08 Case Studies And Factory Tours
IB-Mes is a packaged product that covers the basic functions required on the manufacturing site, based on UNIFACE's experience with manufacturing execution systems delivered to date and customer feedback.
In addition to providing an MES package that is quicker to implement and more cost effective than custom-made systems, we have also aimed to create an MES package that can be used with simple operations for a wide range of functions, including data acquisition from a variety of old and new facilities and machines, linkage with other systems, support for multiple languages and in-house terminology, and expansion of functions through customization and add-ons.
- Collecting accurate data in real time to improve the manufacturing site.
- Linkage with ERP and other core management systems, as well as with systems already in use.
- Can be installed even if there is a mixture of manufacturers and various old and new PLCs and equipment.
- Touch panel operation for intuitive use.
- Can be used on tablet devices.
- Support for multiple languages and company terminology.
- Customization allows us to meet the requirements of each customer.
- Regular updates to prevent obsolescence and respond to changing demand.
- Speedy implementation in as little as one month is possible.
- Significantly lower cost than custom-made construction.
- Andon, monitoring and maintenance of equipment, linkage with network cameras*.
- Notification of equipment malfunctions and stoppages to smartwatch*.
- Capable of reading and linking QR codes, RFID, Felica, and Mifare cards*.
- Cloud integration is possible*. ※ *This is an optional feature that can be customized and expanded.
The Manufacturing Execution System, MES is a system that automatically collects data from equipment and processes in a factory and shares it internally in real time.
Accurate and fresh information obtained from the system has the effect of detecting problems early and analyzing them logically.
Furthermore, the longer the operation period, the more valuable data is accumulated, and the higher quality countermeasures and improvement cycles can be expected.
MES Is A Tool To Visualize Manufacturing Efficiency And Discover Areas For Further Growth.
Production Line Management
Visualization Of Skills
Visualization Of Production Time
Leveling Of Operations
Knowing The Current Conditions Of The Manufacturing Site,
We Can Speedily Improve Issues.
By always knowing current information, it becomes easier to grasp the status of machine operation and non-operation, reducing unreasonableness and waste that were previously unnoticed. By making decisions based on the data, it is possible to extract accurate points for improvement, leading to speedy improvement of issues in a short cycle.
Accurate, Flat, Shared Data
Enables Rational Decision Making.
The same common data can be checked from the different perspectives of the work site, managers, and management. By having a common understanding with flat information extracted in real time, rather than information that contains the interpretation of each on-site person, managers and executives will be able to make accurate decisions.
Paperless To Reduce Paper Resources
Improving Errors, Costs, And Delays.
Going paperless not only reduces the use of paper resources, but also dramatically speeds up the time it takes to compile information. In addition, real-time aggregation of information on errors and delays will allow for on-the-spot responses and improvements, which will greatly contribute to cost control.
Production Progress Management
IB-Mes Example Of Screen Display
You can see at a glance what equipment is currently producing and at what time it is scheduled to finish. In addition, by displaying the operating status in different colors, it is possible to grasp the status of the entire factory at a glance.
List Of Production Items
The system instructs operators to plan the production schedule for each production equipment: when, where, what, and how much to produce. It is also possible to check the actual results after production work. The system supports decision-making for work changes.
Check process deadlines and work hours. By digitizing work instructions, they can be viewed immediately on a monitor. In addition, by inputting work details in real time, the status of the work site can be shared at the factory.
It is possible to flexibly respond to changes in work, such as changes in the order in which work is started, the number of instructions, or transfers to production facilities or the next or subsequent production day.
Supports the reduction of excess inventory by monitoring the inventory status of materials, semi-finished products, and finished products in real time.
IB-Mes Example Of Screen Display
Real-time input of inspection reports by operators reduces work time by reducing clerical work.
Defects can be registered simply by selecting the phenomenon and the part, without burdening the operator. Defect information and corrective actions can be registered and used to analyze the causes of defects.
Inspection And Defect History
Check a list of when defects occurred and what inspections were performed. By using analysis tools to identify defective items, etc., the system can be used to improve the moving rate and reduce manufacturing costs.
Defects, inspection reports, etc. can also be added/edited/deleted in the system.
IB-Mes Example of screen display
Automatic collection of workpiece signals and stop signals reduces the man-hours required for operator input.
Production Condition History
Records manufacturing conditions and manufacturing process data values at the start of production to help prevent unwanted defects from occurring.
Facility Stop History
Check a list of when and why equipment was stopped. By registering the reason for the stoppage against the equipment stoppage time, it supports the analysis of the cause of the stoppage. In addition, by using the time division function, more detailed analysis can be supported, helping to improve the mobility rate and reduce manufacturing costs.
Facility Maintenance (※ optional)
It automatically acquires signals such as temperature, voltage, and rotation speed, and alerts you when they exceed a set threshold. The acquired data can be viewed in a list or graph in a timely manner. It is also possible to view data summarized by day, month, year, etc. in a graph.
※ Data that cannot be acquired from equipment can be handled by using external sensors.
IB-Mes Example Of Screen Display
Records and manages who did how much work in which work area
Indirect Work Registration
Enter and manage information on ancillary work not related to production, such as meetings and 5S. The system is used to improve ancillary operations so that cycle time and tact time are equal.
Work information can be checked as a history to support analysis and improvement of operations. Information on ancillary work that is of particular concern is displayed on the same screen as summary data. The work history of each work area and each worker can be checked at a glance.
Editing Work Result
You can add, edit, and delete work records.
Quickly and concisely analyze the current conditions of the manufacturing floor.
By conducting a multifaceted analysis of the collected data, it is possible to quickly and accurately identify problems and make effective improvements. By having management, managers, leaders, and workers share and analyze the same information, it can be used to improve future production activities, improvement activities, factory operation rates, and quality management.
IB-Mes Analysis Tool Composite Screen
Just select the diagram you want to display and click the Save button to start analyzing it immediately.
You can freely select, size, and arrange the lists and charts you want to display. You can also display multiple charts side-by-side to analyze the relationship between them.
In addition, the information you want to display can be arranged with a simple operation of selecting whether to display it as a list or a chart. There is no need to make detailed settings for the chart itself, and you can easily create a screen for multifaceted analysis, which is usually difficult.
Furthermore, the screen is created in a responsive manner, so even if you are analyzing on a device with a small display, you can comfortably analyze without losing the layout.
Grouping Of Analysis Screens
The created analysis screens can be organized into groups, so they can be displayed in the unit you want to use, such as by department or by factory.
Individual Access Permission Settings
By setting a user ID and password when creating a screen, access permissions can be set for each screen. We can also respond to such requests as "I want to restrict this screen to be used only by a specific department...".
Simple Analysis Tool Function: Work Area Analysis
Simple Analysis Tool Function: Run Rate Analysis
Simple Analysis Tool Function: Defect Analysis
Simple Analysis Tool Function: Man-Hour Analysis
Multifaceted Traceability Such As Cause Analysis, Effect Analysis, And Change Point Is Possible
By setting up a lot, it is possible to accurately identify the scope of influence when a product defect occurs, minimize damage, and respond to inquiries promptly.
Trace Forward (impact analysis)
Trace forward (impact analysis) to identify products with problematic parts or raw materials to prevent defective shipments and support quality improvement.
Change Point Traceability
It is possible to track what happened during the production of a part or product in a chronological order across all events. It supports root cause analysis, such as whether a change in manufacturing conditions was the cause, or whether the cause was the work done after the equipment stopped.
❶ Production Lot History List Screen
For each production lot, you can check a list of performance information such as lot number, production date and time, and actual loading capacity.
❷ Production Lot Trace (traceback) Screen
Based on the lot records of the product to be investigated, it is possible to trace back the materials and parts that were used.
This allows us to analyze the cause of the problem.
❸ Production Lot Trace (trace forward) Screen
From the materials and parts used, it is possible to view the lot performance of the products produced. This allows us to analyze the impact on the products produced.
The system notifies the user when to replace equipment and parts based on the operating hours and number of shots, enabling not only equipment maintenance, but also more accurate inspection and parts replacement.
Cameras are installed to analyze video of the situation when equipment abnormalities occur. The video can be viewed from a distance, allowing for immediate action.
The system contributes to the improvement of production efficiency by improving the flow of products and semi-finished products in synchronization with production progress, as well as the preparation of molds and materials. Optimal instructions can be realized, leading to a reduction in on-premises logistics costs.
Various cloud services allow you to link manufacturing execution data and equipment data for cross-sectional analysis. Powerful BI tools can be used to create graphs, issue reports, and utilize machine learning to expand the scope of data utilization.
Data will always be visible on the andon. Grasp the status of the manufacturing site in real time with a free layout. The system is also equipped with a web output function and linkage to external systems, making it possible to show you data you want to see anytime with a full range of functions.
When IB-Mes collects data from equipment and processes at a manufacturing site, the following configuration is common.
In the case of automatic equipment (machines), data is acquired from the data communication function of the model or from the PLC or OPC-UA of each company.
In the case of equipment that does not have a communication function, a clamp can be installed on the control panel.
In addition, data acquisition for manual processes such as product inspection is performed by connecting to various input devices.
Start with a trial. You can try out all the functions for one piece of equipment.
Even if you are thinking, "We may not be able to handle this because of the various processes involved," please contact us.
The IB-Mes has been developed with a wide variety of processes in mind, such as manual, clamping, PLC, etc.,
and has been installed in a variety of automated, manual, and inspection processes, both old and new.
Check the target equipment and data to be collected.
Check the installation
of the clamp sensor.
that data can be obtained.
Five Advantages Of Trial Implementation
- Perfect for a small start.
Stand-alone operation allows for easy installation.
- Visualization of equipment data.
You can verify that the data actually acquired from the clamp sensor and PLC can be utilized.
- You can actually see
if IB-Mes is right for you.
By actually using the system, you can get a clearer picture of how it will work.
- Smooth launch of full-scale operations.
The master data created in the trial can be used without modification.
- Special discount from the cost of the official operation.
By discounting the trial cost at the time of official operation, the trial portion is effectively free.
IB-Mes can be introduced on a trial basis with a minimum of equipment, and then gradually introduced into the system starting with the most important processes. While gradually establishing the operation, the system can be flexibly expanded to other processes and factories.
You can apply for subsidies, grants, and tax breaks for the implementation of IB-Mes.
Our partner consultants will propose the most suitable subsidies and grants, and support you in applying for them.
|Support policy||Subsidy for manufacturing||IT introduction subsidy|
|Type A||Type B|
|Upper limit of subsidy||10 million yen||1.5 million yen||4.5 million yen|
|Subsidy rate||Small business operator：2/3|
|Requirement①||Total salary paid: +1.5% or more/year|
|Requirement②||Minimum wage in the workplace: Minimum wage by region + 30 yen|
|Requirement③||Amount of added value : +3% or more/year|
30% of acquisition price
Tax exemptionCapital of 30 million yen or less
7% of acquisition price
- Investment-promoting taxes for small and medium enterprises is a measure that allows small and medium-sized businesses
to receive special depreciation (30%) or tax credit (7%)*for equipment investment
- In order to continue to encourage equipment investment by small and medium-sized enterprises, the deadline for application of this tax measure will be extended for two years.
|Target industry||Manufacturing, construction, agriculture, forestry, fishery, aquaculture, mining, wholesaling, road freight transportation, warehousing, harbor transportation, gas, retail, restaurants and other eating and drinking establishments (excluding restaurants, bars, cabarets, nightclubs, and other similar businesses).
general passenger automobile transportation, marine transportation and coastal transportation, coastal shipping and chartering, travel agency, package delivery, postal service, telecommunications, non-life insurance agency, and service businesses (excluding entertainment businesses other than goods rental and movie businesses).
Travel agency, package delivery, postal service, telecommunications, non-life insurance agency, and service businesses (excluding entertainment businesses other than goods rental and movie businesses).
*Excluding businesses that fall under the category of sex-related special businesses.
|Details of measures||Sole proprietor
Small and medium-sized companies with capital of 30 million or less 30% special depreciation or 7% tax credit
|Small and medium-sized companies with capital over 30 million 30% special depreciation|