Guidance and integration to the digital factory

In times of constant change it remains important to set up a good production base platform (MES-MOM layer) in order to react flexibly to market changes. Contec supervises and integrates all required assets and work processes together with the client. Such a process requires a specific and pragmatic approach. The ultimate objective is to integrate the production floor and (work) processes in such a way that both old and new technologies can be linked easily and correctly. In this way you ensure maximum return and efficiency. We guide the client in their important technological choices and integration in order to make optimal use of their production assets.

Consultancy and advice

The journey to a fully digitised plant requires several phases from concept to phased integration. Contec can guide you as an independent integrator starting from a feasibility study to possible implementation.

Advanced Manufacturing

We help you take your manufacturing operations to the next level by integrating various activities, including fast changeovers with advanced recipe management, optimising integration through AGVs, cobots, and robots, and incorporating vision systems. We ensure seamless integration of specific devices through industry protocols, allowing for enhanced productivity and efficiency.

Sustainable factory

We are committed to helping you achieve sustainable production by fully digitising your production requirements. Our system lays the groundwork for optimising and analysing your sustainable needs, including electricity and steam consumption, schedule optimisation and the transition to a paperless factory. We also provide feasibility studies for new initiatives so you can explore innovative solutions for your business.

Smart working

At Contec, we believe in the power of digital transformation to enhance your manufacturing operations. That's why we offer workflow integration services to guide operators seamlessly through their daily tasks. Our system allows for all registrations to be stored digitally, providing a solid foundation for later optimization and potential AI initiatives. We have developed this framework to digitize such activities, ensuring that our solutions are customized to meet your unique needs. 

Connected factories

Integrating the specific software production layer simplifies the complexity of integration processes at the ERP level. This leads to simplicity, required flexibility and strength on the shop floor.

Optimisation of production lead times and WIP (Work in Progress)

Our services are designed to help streamline your manufacturing operations by providing a fully digitized platform that enhances productivity and optimizes efficiency. We take into account your existing production assets and ensure seamless integration with the MES system. Our MES-MOM solution, fully conformed to ISA-95 standards, offers a wide range of functionalities, including master data analysis, planning (APS), production efficiency (OEE), recipe and quality integration, and ERP interfacing.
Our ultimate goal is to empower your production floor with a user-friendly and flexible operator platform, providing you with easy integration and the necessary quality assurance to meet customer-specific production applications.

Case study: standard for a complete packaging line

A customer was facing several challenges on three packaging lines. Changeover time was higher than actual production run time, changeovers required a lot of manual touching and paperwork. As the customer focused on reducing inventory and a more responsive supply chain, the number of changeovers was set to increase, which would be unworkable if they still relied on paperwork and manual processes for quality control, inventory management and performing the changeovers. Moreover, there was no standard packaging solution. Our software teams have ensured that today there is a standard for the entire packaging line and that the work processes are fully digitised. All recipe parameters are configured digitally and information about necessary manual machine settings is sent to tablets. Manual sampling was replaced by logging flow meters, QA checks were performed digitally and reports were generated automatically. Finally, we managed to reduce the changeover time from 25 to only 5 minutes (including product release) by introducing several changeovers. These improvements allowed our customer to triple the number of changeovers and double its productivity.