MES solutions on Ignition platform
Production management and MES/MOM modules developed with Ignition®
Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), and Individual Modules for Managing Production Processes
Ignition® is a powerful industrial software platform designed by Inductive Automation for process automation and control. With a wide range of functionalities and advanced tools, Ignition 8 enables us to develop customised and scalable systems for managing production processes.
Thanks to its open, modular, and flexible architecture, Ignition 8 offers the capability to integrate and manage various devices, protocols, and systems, enabling complete interoperability. Featuring an intuitive and user-friendly interface, Ignition 8 empowers operators to monitor and control industrial processes in real-time, displaying data, graphs, and alarms clearly and intuitively. The platform also supports the collection, analysis, and storage of large volumes of IIoT data, allowing users to conduct in-depth analysis and make informed decisions to optimise performance and enhance industrial process efficiency.
With its openness, scalability, and reliability, Ignition 8 stands as a cutting-edge solution in the realm of industrial automation, providing a comprehensive development environment and a reliable platform to create tailor-made software for industrial process management.
Ignition® is a powerful software solution that offers a unified environment for developing Scada-HMI (supervisory control and data acquisition), MES (manufacturing execution systems), MOM (manufacturing operations management), and IIoT (industrial internet of things) functionalities.
Successfully utilised across diverse industrial sectors in over 100 countries, including Automotive, Food, Manufacturing, and many others, Ignition has been adopted as a foundational platform by some of the world’s largest corporations, such as Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, FCA, and Morgan Stanley.
This software platform is chosen for its reliability, flexibility, and capacity to meet the ever-growing needs of data collection, real-time analysis, and IT/OT system integration. Ignition leverages advanced database access technologies, allowing for efficient data collection and analysis within the context of Industry 4.0 industrial automation.
One feature that distinguishes Ignition is its web-based and server-centric deployment model, which allows for creating flexible and scalable architectures capable of digitally transforming operations.
With Ignition, it’s possible to instantly launch an unlimited number of full-runtime clients without installation, virtually on any device. The central Ignition gateway can be located on a central server or distributed across multiple servers, on-premises, in the cloud, or in a combination of both. Ignition can be extended all the way to the field, at the network’s edge.
Starting from Ignition modules, we can develop personalised functionalities like data analysis, graph and table visualisation, alarm notifications, operational management, sophisticated logical systems for automation, and much more.
Ignition CORE Modules
The Ignition Vision Module is dedicated to the design and web-based distribution of industrial visualisation clients on both PCs and industrial displays:
Enables the creation and display of graphics, diagrams, schematics, HMI screens, and more.
Displays screens on all relevant monitors, both on the machine and at management level.
Allows the creation of applications that display database information on any screen and write data directly to databases.
Initiates an unlimited number of full clients distributed via the web anywhere on the network.
Supports widely used encryption protocols in the industry and modern web-based authentication strategies like Federated Identity Management (FIM), Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), and Single Sign-On (SSO).
The Ignition Perspective Module harnesses HTML5 and CSS3 technologies along with the touch inputs of touchscreen devices to develop responsive HMIs and web applications for the industrial world.
Instantly deploy runtime clients natively on any HMI, desktop, workstation, or multi-monitor configuration without the need for third-party web browsers.
With Perspective, you can turn your smartphone into a scanner capable of easily capturing any barcode, including QR codes, directly into the SCADA system.
This module bridges the gap between PLC OPC data and SQL databases, providing a tag historian and highly efficient transaction manager based on SQL.
Facilitates bi-directional data movement and executes operations such as event logging, data storage, table inserts, and more.
Customises data storage using triggers and handshakes, mapping process data to structured table formats.
Synchronises PLCs with databases and records real-time value changes through bidirectional mirroring.
Enables the creation of recipe and batching systems for storing an unlimited number of recipes, historically tracking changes, and executing complex tasks.
The Tag Historian Module can transform any SQL database into a high-performance Tag Historian.
This SCADA module automatically creates and manages tables without the need for advanced database management knowledge.
Allows for intuitive data utilisation through visual queries, eliminating the need to write SQL or complex queries.
The module’s advanced storage engine automatically supports compression, partitioning, interpolation, and aggregation for any SQL database.
Through a simple drag-and-drop interface, this module allows you to design report documents using data from multiple sources.
Schedule automated report execution, for instance, by having reports run upon event activation (tag change, shift change, end of production cycle, etc.).
Print, send, and automatically save reports via an FTP server or other customised methods.
A drag-and-drop interface to create complex SQL queries and nested correlations that link relational and historical-process data.
This module empowers you to construct an advanced alarm system tailored to your company’s specific needs:
- Allows sending, receiving, and confirming alarm notifications through email, text messages, or phone calls.
The OPC UA module offers both server and client functionalities and features an open API for integrating custom drivers, in addition to those already available:
Modbus TCP Ethernet
Integration with Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Omron, and Mitsubishi hardware.
UDP and TCP for interfacing with barcode scanners, scales, analytical equipment, and similar devices.
BACnet/IP to provide access to HVAC, lighting control, access control, fire detection, and any other BACnet network-based system or device.
Sepasoft MES modules for Ignition
This Sepasoft module for Ignition allows combining OEE calculation and downtime monitoring to provide operations managers with a robust software package that measures efficiency and provides insights into enhancing OEE.
Advanced production scheduling: real-time display of OEE production schedule, including actual vs. expected production, machine status, delayed production, and more.
Accurate tracking of production/downtime times and other key data through specific algorithms; real-time display of downtime events with automatic recording of start and end times for each event and the ability to input text notes to enhance data for process improvement.
Continuous monitoring and logging of OEE, statuses, cycle times, and other parameters for real-time production tracking and subsequent analysis.
Integrated analysis engine to calculate various metrics and perform real-time customised analysis.
Automatic recalculation of analyses as production events occur or at configurable intervals, providing continually updated metrics on current conditions.
The OEE module complies with the ISA-95 standard for consistent production control and tracking, allowing seamless integration between batch tracking, production control, OEE, and downtime tracking.
The Batch Procedure module extends the Ignition® platform to include recipe management for batch or continuous production and overall recipe control based on the ISA-88 standard.
Monitors real-time production status and controls batch processes according to the ISA-88 standard.
Golden Batch: the software identifies the optimal recipe by analysing factors that led to the most successful outcomes. Accessing significant pre-processed data, both effective processes and anomalous events can be attributed to specific batches and/or recipes.
Recipe graphical editor for easy recipe modifications through a drag-and-drop interface, creating batch parameters, and custom procedure or operation templates.
Simplified validation process with integrated tools like versioning and a detailed recipe change log.
IIoT/MQTT capabilities: leverages IIoT with integrated MQTT and OPC/UA support to avoid historical data loss, optimise network bandwidth, and enhance security.
Integratable with ERP systems: connects to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems or other higher-level systems.
Enables multi-site production data synchronisation, easily sharing schedules, production results, and documents among multiple sites and servers.
This module ensures production control by tracking the product from raw materials to the finished state, providing a centralised operator interface for product traceability, real-time inventory management, and operations management.
Automated product traceability throughout the entire production process, following the international ISA-95 standard.
Collects and presents production information from various sources to the user, including OEE, SPC, recipes, and histories.
Visual Trace Graph: enables product information retrieval through a graphical trace viewer, organised chronologically, encompassing the entire production cycle.
Compliance with traceability regulations, especially for the Food and Pharmaceutical sectors.
Automatic collection of Statistical Process Control (SPC) data:
Functionality for production control and quality analysis.
Customizable SPC control and pie charts.
Automatic alerts for anomalies or out-of-control conditions.
Data collection from a variety of sources, including PLCs, laboratory instruments, USB devices, web services, and external databases.
Integration with ERP for interconnecting Enterprise Resource Planning systems.
This module ensures functionalities to securely and easily manage all documents related to production, safety, quality, and overall plant efficiency.
Sepasoft Business Connector Module for Ignition: this module enables the seamless integration between business systems and the production department powered by Ignition.
Interface for SAP ERP Module for Ignition: this module expands the Sepasoft Business Connector with an SAP®️ interface, providing native connectivity between Ignition and the world’s most widespread ERP system.
Web Services Module for Ignition: this module facilitates data exchange with systems supported by web services, including various ERP systems.
Production management and MES/MOM modules developed with Ignition®
Modular, integrated customised solutions for production management
Our solutions are consistently tailored to meet the unique needs of businesses. We don’t believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, as we understand that each company possesses its own distinctive production intricacies that define its individuality.
If you're looking to bring innovation to your company while preserving your established production methods, we're here to assist you
Thanks to our vast experience in the field of automation, we apply skills developed in different industries to carefully study the customised solution that best suits your business needs. First, we will thoroughly analyse your production processes, from the Automation level up to Management, to fully understand your business dynamics and start developing a tailor-made solution that integrates seamlessly with your existing workflows, methods and technologies.