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gloTermMES

Manufacturing Execution System A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is a control system for managing and monitoring work-in-process on a factory floor. An MES keeps track of all manufacturing information in real time, receiving up-to-the-minute Manufacturing information is tracked by the MES in real time as it receives data from robots, machine monitors, and employees. Although manufacturing execution systems

An MES can be used to operate as a self-contained systems, they are increasingly being integrated with enterprise resource planning system or integrated with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software suites. The goal of a manufacturing execution system an MES is to improve productivity and reduce cycle-time, the total time to produce an order (cycle time). By integrating an MES with ERP software, factory managers can be proactive about ensuring the delivery of quality products in a timely, cost-effective manner. -TechTargetunderstand how current conditions on the plant floor can be optimized to improve production output.

MES systems generally include OEE, Downtime, Track and Trace, and and other data management systems.



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gloTermMicrosoft SQL Server
termAbbrsMS SQL
termSynsSQL Server

Microsoft's flagship database. Ignition connects easily to it and can use it to store or retrieve data.

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gloTermModbus

Modbus is a serial communications protocol originally developed in 1979 for use with the programmable logic controllers (PLCs). -WikipediaModbus devices are PLCs that Modbus is transmitted over serial lines between devices. Many devices around the world (sometimes referred to collectively as 'Modbus devices') use this protocol to communicateshare data with other systems like Ignition.


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gloTermmodular
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termSynsmodular architecture

This refers to an architecture type that allows you to add and remove pieces (modules) to change the functionality, instead of installing a different piece of software for each possible configuration. We say that Ignition has a modular architecture because you can pick and choose which modules you want and ignore the rest.

A modular architecture sometimes includes the ability to add and remove functionality without stopping the software. This is referred to as a "'hot swap," ' and is built into Ignition.

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gloTermMQTT

Message Queueing Telemetry Transport Message Queueing Telemetry Transport is a standard machine-to-machine data transfer protocol. The Cirrus Link modules are often referred to as the "'MQTT modules" ' because they use this protocol to send data between the server and devices.


Having or involving a number of independent mathematical or statistical variables. -Merriam-Webster
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gloTermMultivariate
multivariate

Multivariate describes data involving two or more variable quantities. Multivariate analysis is a set of techniques used for analysis of data sets that contain more than one variable, and the techniques are especially valuable when working with correlated variables. For example, if you are using compressed air in your process you may want to track both the air pressure and the air temperature to determine maximum efficiency.


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gloTermMySQL
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A relational database. Ignition connects easily to it and can use it to store or retrieve data.

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gloTermMessage Queueing Telemetry Transport
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See MQTT.

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