Within a WS domain, the processing of machine and process data is defined for various MES functions that are required in the respective domains. The standard shows how data points can be used to calculate parameters, track batches or create clear production reports.
The Weihenstephan Standards cover exemplary the following areas for MES functionalities:
- Efficiency analysis
- Production control
- Material management
- Batch tracing
- Quality control
In addition, WS DataPoints enable extensive visualization functions or continuous production monitoring, e.g. with regard to production efficiency and machine performance.
An example of such visualization is the quick comparison of production efficiency shown in Figure 2.