Accelerate digital transformation across all operations

Critical Manufacturing’s MES for Discrete Industries is a unified application that has the broadest footprint of pre-integrated modules and functional capabilities required for process engineering, equipment engineering, quality management, planning and logistics and manufacturing operations. The distributed architecture and an open platform is designed to rapidly scale according to manufacturing needs.

Gain advanced capabilities on your shop floor

Drive digitalization initiatives faster and further to gain the benefits from Industry 4.0-ready connected and knowledge intensive production. Critical Manufacturing’s modular solution will enable you:

It only takes one single unit of bad product to ruin your brand reputation. Critical Manufacturing’s material model supports all types of batch, lot and unit configurations and enables virtually any material logical and physical operation of a discrete manufacturing process. Enforce the execution of material routes and any associated processing configuration including recipes, tooling, consumables, data collections, SPC, inspections, checklists, documents and labor requirements. Maintain complete real-time traceability and genealogy at the individual batch, lot or serialized unit.

Manufacturing resources can have a huge impact on cost, time and materials. The Critical Manufacturing MES tracks all types of equipment including process, metrology, automated storage, integrated production lines and instruments. Use Scheduling or flexible dispatching rules to match production orders with equipment. Maintenance Management handles preventive and corrective equipment maintenance, tracking and consumption of spare parts, calibration, and also performs equipment qualification on a time or condition basis.

With increasingly intelligent sensors, devices and equipment, a complex manufacturing plant can generate massive volumes of data. Critical Manufacturing’s IoT Data Platform is a highly scalable event ingestion mechanism that can route events to multiple stream processing components for real-time processing, and batch processing for less time critical analysis. Identify the root cause of issues and improve speed of learning to improve yield performance and reduce the ramp up time of new products, technologies, equipment, processes, materials and more. Generate valuable new insights, using machine learning and other advanced analytics tools, to deliver better business outcomes.

For most manufacturers, quality performance and managing risk is a top priority. Critical Manufacturing’s fully integrated Quality Management capabilities ensure an error-proof production process with fully automated data collection and closed loop failure analysis, defect management and repair, non-conformance reporting, exception management and CAPA. Document Management makes sure that only the most up-to-date documents are used and Statistical Process Control (SPC) automatically reacts to in-line process deviations and takes decisive action. Configure and automate any type of inspection and Sampling plans and determine the Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) of any component.

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In the evaluation process, we looked not only for a partner for today, but for the next 10-15 years. We also looked for a strong future roadmap. With Critical Manufacturing, we got all that plus they manage the sub-contractor who connects equipment to the MES.

Fernando Fernandes Information System Manager, Yazaki Saltano Ovar Electrical Products Ltd.

Standardize across multiple sites

Create and rapidly deploy a single baseline MES across multiple sites, enabling standardization, exchange and re-use of manufacturing information assets. Consisting of principles, guidelines, models, business rules, configurations and customizations that are applicable to the enterprise, each site maintains the flexibility to model the standard MES to their own specific business processes to respond quickly to changing business requirements.

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Manufacturers are rapidly adopting automation and robotics to improve efficiency, quality and safety. The Factory Automation module is an event-based factory-level workflow system that responds to events and orchestrates different application, systems and sub-systems. Automatically react to a factory level event or execute any type of short or long-running job, including control of autonomous transport systems. Progressively increase your automation capabilities as needed all the way to ‘light outs’ high automation smart factories.

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Every manufacturing plant utilizes equipment from multiple vendors that can be classified as Process, Metrology, Storage and Transport. Critical Manufacturing’s unique Connect IoT module provides seamless connectivity and integration virtually any equipment that provides an interface, such as OPC-UA, Files or Databases. Connect IoT performs automated data collection and controls equipment by sending commands to initiate and perform process steps. Combine real-time equipment and process monitoring with accurate live OEE visualization of quality and performance.

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MES is considered a mission-critical enterprise application. Manufacturing plants typically operate around the clock and MES uptime must be kept at 100%. Critical Manufacturing is based on a distributed redundant architecture that provides high-availability and scalability, both up and out, to meet the growing volumes of the organization.

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The next generation of manufacturing workers want to work with the most modern technologies, with the same intuitive mobile experiences they use every day in their phones and tablets. Critical Manufacturing MES enables end-users to create sophisticated role based graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that are easy to use, using straightforward drag and drop technology with no code. Cover all MES functional areas from operations, quality, maintenance, logistics and engineering, even facility, area or equipment interfaces.

Seize the benefits on your shop floor

Critical Manufacturing specializes in delivering a comprehensive, modular Industry 4.0-ready MES built from the ground up to accelerate digital transformation across complex discrete industries.

Integrated functionality

Make rapid, confident decisions based on comprehensive integrated functionality.

Advanced analytics

Improve the speed of learning with an Integrated IoT Data Platform and advanced analytics.

Full potential

Gain flexibility and agility to respond to market shifts, customer requests, and R&D with robust configuration and rollout capabilities.

Real-time visibility

Increase visibility across operations and resolve issues faster with end to-end traceability.

Complete overview

Streamline equipment and IoT device automation with a single view of all automation workflows, with one click deployment.

Optimized workflow

Boost performance to increase yields, reduce WIP and cycle time and improve OEE.

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