Getting Started

Reference Manual for Configuration

configuration objects in EZ-MES

 This guide can be used as a reference for configuring EZ-MES. For most of the configuration elements a step by step overview on configuration procedure is provided.

If you are starting from scratch it is best to begin with the Getting Started Manual. This manual will configure a simple work flow, move a couple of parts through this flow and then detail some of the reporting options.

In the case where you would like to see how EZ-MES is implemented in a couple of real world examples, then the Implementation Manual is the right place to start. It will provide a couple of examples for different industries and discuss things in a more general way.

Configuring EZ-MES

The configuration of EZ-MES takes place on the configuration desktop, from here the following configuration objects can be managed:

  1. Part Definitions
    Icon to represent a Part definition

    Part Definitions can be seen as templates (blue print, hence the blue Icons and forms) for Part Records. Part Records are the EZ-MES representation of real world parts.

  2. Step Definitions
    Icon to represent a Step Definition

    Step Definitions are the actions you perform to make or change one or multiple part. Your Step Definition can be reused in different Flow Definitions.

  3. Flow Definition
    Icon to represent a Flow Definition

    A Flow Definition is a template to create Travelers that will 'carry' the actual parts. The Flow Definition is created by sequencing a one or more of Step Definitions.

  4. Controlled Documents
    Icon to represent controlled Documents

    Controlled Documents can be attached to Step Definitions, Part Definitions and Flow Definitions. The documents attached to the Step Definitions are directly accessible for the Operator.

  5. Specification Definitions
    Icon to represent an Spec Definition

    It is possible to define Specifications for Part Definitions. Using these Spec Values the actual data entries on a step Definition can be cross checked with the specification of the Product Definition that is moving through the step.

  6. Categories

    Categories can be used to group other objects e.g. Part Definitions, Documents etc..

  7. Event Definitions

    Using the Event Definition Configuration Element, Actions that are dependent on certain situations can Trigger the moment that situation occurs.

  8. Triggers

    Triggers are conditions that are evaluated on regular intervals and/or at specific user actions. A trigger that evaluates to true can be used to initiate single or multiple Actions. The Event Definition defines which Triggers belong to which Actions.

  9. Actions

    One or more Actions can be connected to Event Definitions, at the moment the Trigger of an Event evaluates as True the Actions of the Event are Executed.

  10. Data Entries/Name-Values
    Icon to represent a Configurable Data Entry

    To configure the Data Acquisition during the flow.

  11. Input Output Combinations
    Icon to represent an Input Output Combination
    Input Output Combinations can be used to create a part conversion during a Step, by changing the Part Records Part Definition. Input Output combinations can also be used to constrain a specific flow to specific Part Definitions

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