Manufacturing companies need flexible inspection processes to meet individual requirements. New functions in the MES HYDRA from MPDV support the user in the efficient processing of inspections in production, in test laboratories, in the processing of incoming goods and in the calibration of measuring instruments.

Inspections at special workplaces (e. g. in QA laboratories) have significantly higher demands on the IT than the now widely used employee’s self-assessments performed at the machine. The system must especially safeguard, that both the part to be inspected and the notification of the inspection due date are "transferred" from the machine to the inspector. The MES HYDRA from MPDV caters for this by real-time data transmission. The employee in the inspection area can now see the next inspections as well as their  inspection due date, which are displayed in the form of inspection points. That enables the inspector, to start the inspection as soon as the corresponding part is available.

Optimized display

In the event, that a large number of inspections are pending, the optimized user interface of the HYDRA shop floor client now offers a sortable and filterable list of inspection points. In the course of the inspection planning the system specifies beforehand, which inspection points are sent to which inspection stations. This greatly simplifies the workflow and allows for a clear inspection process.

General use

Apart from inspection stations in QA laboratories, the new display possibilities and the flexible processes also offer great benefits to the employees at the incoming goods department and to those responsible for the calibration of measuring instruments.

The inspector is perfectly supported by the inspection process that can be adapted to the different test environments at any time. This reduces the time to complete the inspection and reduces inspection efforts. More information on Quality Assurance with HYDRA under:

Like many previous HYDRA extensions, the new features are based on suggestions from the HYDRA Users Group (HUG), an association of dedicated HYDRA users.

Über die MPDV Mikrolab GmbH

MPDV Mikrolab GmbH ( headquartered in Mosbach/Germany is developing Manufac-turing Execution Systems (MES) and is looking back on 40 years project experience in the production environment. MPDV’s product portfolio comprises of MES products, services for the MES environment and entire MES solutions. MPDV currently employs more than 380 people across ten sites in Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, China and USA. Customers from different industry sectors, ranging from metal processing to medical engineering, benefit from more than 1.000 installations of MPDV’s MES solutions. These include medium-sized companies to global enterprises. Being part of the TOP 100 businesses MPDV is one of the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany.

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) support production companies to improve efficiencies in their production processes, increase productivity and thus to secure or enhance their ability to compete. A state-of-the-art MES puts companies in the position to record and evaluate data along the complete value-added chain in real-time. People in charge can therefore react instantly to unforeseen events in the daily production routine and put in suitable measures. The MES supports on all levels short-term and far-reaching decisions by providing a reliable data basis.

HYDRA, the modular structured MES by MPDV, features an extensive functional range and meets all requirements stated in the VDI guideline 5600. Individual HYDRA applications based on a central MES database can be combined without the use of interfaces. Thus, HYDRA guarantees a 360-degree view on all resources in production and can incorporate overlapping processes. Powerful tools for configura-tion and customization ensure that HYDRA can be modified in order to cater for company and industry specific requirements. HYDRA can be integrated into existing IT landscapes and is used as a link be-tween production (shop floor) and the management level (e.g. ERP system). Production companies are particular reactive using an MES system like HYDRA and therefore remain competitive – especially look-ing at Industry 4.0.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

MPDV Mikrolab GmbH
Römerring 1
74821 Mosbach
Telefon: +49 (6261) 9209-0
Telefax: +49 (6261) 18139

Nadja Neubig
Telefon: +49 6261 9209-0
Fax: +49 6261 18139
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