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.
The configuration of EZ-MES takes place on the configuration desktop, from here the following configuration objects can be managed:
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.
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.
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.
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.
To configure the Data Acquisition during the flow.
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Now you know how to configure the system, what is next?