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Online Documentation: Configuration Manual

Reference Manual for the Configuration of EZ-MES

How to configure 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 them.

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.

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. Equipment Definitions
    Icon to represent an Equipment Definition

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Data Entries
    Icon to represent a Configurable Data Entry

    To configure the Data Acquisition during the flow

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Event Definitions
    Icon to represent an Event Definition

    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?