In production data acquisition (PDA), a distinction is made between different types of operating data. There is order data, personnel data, machine data and process data. Order data includes, for example, production data. This data, which is generated in the production process, is recorded using systems for plant data collection or machine data collection (MDC). Then they are passed on to so-called Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) or also production control systems and processed. Machine data acquisition is also used for production planning and process automation in manufacturing. Machine data acquisition is part of production monitoring.
The MES systems listed in this current market overview enable real-time management. They control the manufacturing or production due to the direct connection to the production data acquisition and the machine data acquisition (MDC). They also control other processes that have an impact on the manufacturing process and support quality management. In addition to MES solutions, software for PDA and MDC is described here.