MES terminal

What is an MES terminal and what can it do?

If large and complex machines are used in production processes, they usually have an MES terminal. This device forms the communication unit of the machine and enables the entire data exchange. The machine operators can call up all the collected and required data via the MES terminals. Communication with the machine is also possible, for example to stop production or issue new commands.

The data acquisition system on which the MES terminal is based is the Manufacturing Execution System (MES for short). This can enable the machine to be steered, guided and controlled in real time, but can also record operating and personnel data.

Advantages of MES terminals

MES terminals have several advantages over other comparable data collection devices. Due to their special areas of application, they have to withstand all kinds of external influences:

  • Dirt
  • Dust
  • Mechanical influences (such as knocks or blows)
  • Moisture in the form of spray water
  • Unusual heat and cold
  • Vibrations of the machine

The MES terminals usually come in the form of large and stable touchscreens.


Logistik-Lexikon MSE Terminal

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