HORSHAM, Pa.—Aegis Software released updates to its FactoryLogix IIoT-based manufacturing execution software (MES) platform that are reported to help manufacturers speed production, eliminate redundancies, and achieve personalized manufacturing. Aegis’s FactoryLogix® 2020.2 and 2020.3 releases offer core capabilities that increase throughput, amplify productivity, and enrich the operator’s experience, the company said in a press release.
“Building upon the robustness that comes from two decades of evolving our MES IIoT-based platform, these two new releases add fresh capabilities fueled by continual collaboration with our global customer base of complex discrete manufacturers in the military, aerospace, electronics, medical, consumer, and automotive industries,” said Jason Spera, CEO, Aegis Software, in the release. “As manufacturers face the changing and challenging environment, they continue to seek innovative solutions to support the need for continual process improvement, on-demand adaptability, smarter decision-making, and a heightened focus on employee productivity and satisfaction.”
Benefits of the FactoryLogix 2020.2 and 2020.3 releases are said to include a “smarter digital twin.” The FactoryLogix data model, and all its functionality, are built upon electronics PCB and 3D mechanical CAD formats. According to Aegis, support for “hundreds” of ECAD, MCAD, and product lifecycle management (PLM) formats enables users to leverage animated 3D CAD mechanical models in shop-floor operator instructions and data collection, driving a “truly intelligent digital twin.” The FactoryLogix 3D CAD integration is said to further enrich the unique FactoryLogix ontological data model, delivering out-of-the-box contextualized analytics.
The updates are also said to enable adaptive machine recipes for automated personalized manufacturing. FactoryLogix dispatches dynamic recipes to machines based on the unique build configuration of a personalized product. According to Aegis, this enables true single-piece flow of unique products in a fully automated way and eliminates the high-overhead “one recipe for one process” approach. As a result, manufacturers can produce “tailor-made” products with the same output and cost savings of a mass production environment, without the need for heavily customized or legacy software tools, the company said in the release.
When building visual aids in FactoryLogix, users can leverage the integrated photo capture feature to build instructions while on the floor, with the first article product—on the fly. This new feature is said to accelerate launches to production, amplify accuracy, and improve the depth and detail of operator instructions.
Aegis described FactoryLogix as “a holistic and modular platform that delivers leading-edge technology with easily configurable modules to support and execute a discrete manufacturer’s strategy towards Industry 4.0.”
FactoryLogix is a registered trademark of Aegis Industrial Software.