Hummingbird's modular Manufacturing Execution System (MES) grows with your business and its needs.
Is your manufacturing eco-system becoming more and more complex?
Then digitize your processes!
Our agile Hummingbird MES ensures more efficiency and fewer headaches on the shop floor, shorter throughput and setup times, maximum transparency, control and traceability. Additionally, the modular design allows you to get started in a customized way.
When it comes to the production of individual parts and small batches, there is no way around end-to-end digitization in toolmaking and mechanical engineering. After all, fluctuating order levels and workloads, complex supply chains and shorter delivery times are continually creating increasing external pressure and they demand greater flexibility and efficiency. On the shop floor, error-prone manual production planning and organization on paper or using Excel spreadsheets has long since reached its limits.
What is a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)?
If you are aiming for more transparency, automation and competitiveness, an MES can help. Unlike, for example, business-oriented systems for enterprise resource planning (ERP), an MES is characterized by its direct connection to the individual systems of process automation and enables the ‘management, guidance, control or monitoring of production in real-time.’ (Source: Wikipedia.)
Hummingbird MES: Five aces in the digital hand
Our agile Hummingbird MES trumps here with its unique flexibility and wealth of functions. Small and large manufacturing companies with differing requirements benefit from the following advantages:
Meeting the challenges
The Hummingbird MES handles highly complex manufacturing scenarios in which frequent changes and changeovers as well as fluctuating workloads are the order of the day.
Modular for the future
The system enables a simple, manageable entry into the digitalization of the manufacturing world and grows its modules according to your vision – taking you right up to a holistic digital manufacturing management suite in the sense of Industry 4.0
Agile in real-time
Our MES system visualizes and controls the entire manufacturing process with all projects, processes, machines, material and personnel resources including capacity utilization. This is all done in real-time and is visible at a glance. Authorized interventions are possible at any time and every user receives the relevant information and data at the right time and in the right place.
The Hummingbird MES uses functions from production data and machine data acquisition (PDA and MDC) and supports all common operating systems. It integrates any automation system as well as systems for ERP, CAD/CAM, product data and product lifecycle management (PDM and PLM) – as well as your own bespoke developments via an open API interface.
Extensively networked - without major IT requirements
The MES can be used managed mobile and online via desktop, tablet and smartphone. It maps decentralized structures, connects different locations or even suppliers, and is ready for operation in a very short time with minimal installation effort.