Online Documentation: Configuration Manual
Reference Manual for the Configuration of EZ-MES
This guide can be used as a reference guide for configuring EZ-MES. For most of
the configuration elements it will give step by step overview on how to configure
If you start from scratch it is probabably best to start with the
Getting Started Manual. This manual will configure a simple work flow, moves
a couple of parts through this flow and then addresses some of the reporting options.
In case 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. Besides giving a couple of examples for different industries,
it will discuss more general background.
The configuration of EZ-MES takes place on the
configuration desktop, from here the following configuration objects can
- Part Definitions
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.
- Equipment Definitions
Equipment Definitions can
be seen as a template (blue print, hence the blue Icons and forms) for Equipment
Instances. Equipment Instances are the EZ-MES representation of real world Equipment.
- Step Definitions
Step Definitions are the actions
you perform to make or change one or multiple part. Your Step Definition can be
reused in different
- 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
- Data Entries
To configure the Data Acquisition during the flow
Input Output Combinations
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
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.
- Specification Definitions
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.
- Event Definitions
Using the Event Definition Configuration Element, Actions that are dependent on
certain situations can be triggered at the moment that situation occurs.
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What would you like to do next?
Now you know how to configure the system, what is next?