Eyelit launches Version 5.1 of MES with capability to manage R&D products

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Eyelit has started the general availability of version 5.1 of its ‘Eyelit Manufacturing’ suite of MES (Manufacturing Execution System) software with key enhancements that enable engineers to quickly configure special instructions and processing that enforce special work requests (SWRs) for research and development projects.

Problem

Developing new products such as solar cells and modules have typically been produced on dedicated R&D lines, which can vary from real-world manufacturing lines and therefore create different results. Providing engineers with the ability to produce R&D-based products on actual manufacturing lines could reduce variance and speed product to market cycles.

Solution

The Eyelit 5.1 release was developed in close collaboration with customers to provide more informed decisions for manufacturing efficiency and quality, and further accelerate new product introductions (NPI). The new ‘Eyelit Special Processing’ module helps manufacturers to design experiments and test evolving processes and products. This enables engineers to quickly configure special instructions and processing that enforce special work requests (SWRs) for research and development projects. The new ‘Eyelit Advanced Dispatching’ module helps manufacturers to systematically determine relative processing priorities and tradeoffs, which will improve sequencing of work.

Applications

Manufacturing Execution System including R&D products.

Platform

The Eyelit Platform has a graphical ‘Scenario Builder’ for end-users to configure flexible conditional manufacturing, as well as business-process and quality-management workflows. In addition, new highlights of the ‘Eyelit SPC’ module include enhanced charting, filtering, calculations, metrics, and Nelson control rules.

Availability

January 2014 onwards.

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