“Our solution accelerates the implementation of factory automation, Machine to Machine (M2M) communication, real time process data collection and data analytics, all key elements of IIoT and Industry 4.0,” remarks Eulau. Clients also benefit from 42Q’s ready to deploy functionality that allows features like traceability, serialization, routing, and work instructions to be configured and used the same day.
A major factor contributing to the uniqueness of 42Q is its proven use in highly regulated industries. With a clientele of companies from medical, automotive and aerospace verticals, 42Q has to stay on top of new developments in these industries. Along with best practices common to all three industries including documentation, measuring output and error proofing, 42Q also meets the underlying requirements specific to each industry. “Compliance requirements like ISO/TS 16949 in the auto industry or 21 CFR Part 11 in the medical device industry are in the DNA of the software,” points out Eulau. The comprehensive capabilities of 42Q MES are evident from one of its implementations by a client who is successfully running full no-touch automation lines for medical device manufacturing and shipping millions of products per year. Using 42Q, the client manufactures these products with automatic electronic test data upload to an electronic traveler, and with full component traceability for every device. The product then undergoes fully automatic calibration with zero human intervention resulting in an error free manufacturing process.
42Q is focused on innovation by partnering with customers and world-class manufacturers who embrace technology as a driver of their own innovation, while keeping a close view of regulatory requirements.