PORTO, Portugal, May 12th 2022 – Critical Manufacturing, a leading provider of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0, has announced the release of version nine (V9) of its highly innovative and successful Manufacturing Execution System (MES). The platform, which provides manufacturers with a powerful and flexible pathway to Industry 4.0 (I4.0) manufacturing, is proven to deliver increased efficiency, enhanced quality and yield, and a way to deal with fast-paced, constantly changing markets and customer demands. The new version supports continually changing market landscapes with more flexible deployment architectures, faster revision handling, powerful data management tools, and robust security.
The latest version of Critical Manufacturing’s MES uses manufacturing-specific DevOps Center to enable software to be reliably deployed to multiple plants located anywhere in the world, not only ensuring easy implementation, but also providing a single, enterprise-wide platform that can be readily and continuously improved.
Francisco Almada Lobo, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder at Critical Manufacturing, says, “Version 9 of our MES delivers the rich functionality and flexibility needed for sophisticated and complex manufacturing environments along with modern software configuration management tools. Cloud support, containerization and streamlined remote deployments are all integrated to ensure enterprise-wide operations are controlled and can be continually and easily updated to meet new market demands.”
Critical Manufacturing MES V9 uses the DevOps Center and containers technology to enable MES deployment within a matter of minutes in the cloud, on-premises or across hybrid infrastructures. It enables users to manage product variations using a unique combination of versions, revisions and context resolutions flexibly and efficiently. It provides a new level of agility to effectively manage market uncertainties, support continued market competitiveness, and foster innovation.
Supporting I4.0 implementation, Critical Manufacturing’s MES using decentralized logic to enable dynamic production with smart products and materials automatically interacting with intelligent machines to ensure optimized production efficiencies. It incorporates an IoT Data Platform for fully scalable, real-time data processing and a Connect IoT module that accelerates the integration of devices and equipment into the platform.
The MES provides a complete digital twin of the shop floor to ensure total visibility of operations and performance against key performance indicators (KPIs). Designed for easy 3D modelling of the plant, it further supports augmented reality (AR) scenarios.
Almada Lobo concludes, “This latest version of our MES provides the tools, control and agility needed for businesses to conquer uncertainty and be the best they can. It is a way to integrate innovation into manufacturing processes and provides a platform that will deliver on production needs today and into the future.”
Critical Manufacturing’s experts will be hosting a webinar on June 8th to facilitate the launch of the new V9. To learn more about the new V9’s features and full capabilities, register for the webinar by clicking here.
About Critical Manufacturing
Critical Manufacturing, a subsidiary of ASM Pacific Technology, provides the most modern, flexible and configurable manufacturing execution system (MES) available. Critical Manufacturing MES helps manufacturers stay ahead of stringent product traceability and compliance requirements; reduce risk with inherent closed-loop quality; integrate seamlessly with enterprise systems and factory automation, and provide deep intelligence and visibility of global production operations. As a result, our customers are Industry 4.0 ready. They can compete effectively and profitably by easily adapting their operations to changes in demand, opportunity, or requirements, anywhere, at any time. For more information, visit www.criticalmanufacturing.com
About ASM Pacific Technology
As a global technology and market leader, ASMPT (HKEX stock code: 0522), develops and provides leading edge solutions and materials for the semiconductor assembly and packaging industries. Its surface mount technology solutions are deployed in a wide range of end-user markets including electronics, mobile communications, automotive, industrial, LED and alternative energy. Continuous investments in research and development help to provide our customers with innovative and cost-efficient solutions and systems that enable them to achieve higher productivity, greater reliability and enhanced quality.
Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1989, ASMPT is currently one of the constituent stocks on the Hang Seng Composite MidCap Index under the Hang Seng Composite Size Indexes, the Hang Seng Composite Information Technology Industry Index under Hang Seng Composite Industry Indexes, the Hang Seng Hong Kong 35 Index and the Hang Seng Global Composite Index. To learn more about ASMPT, please visit http://www.asmpacific.com
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