MPDV Mikrolab GmbH (www.mpdv.com
) headquartered in Mosbach/Germany is developing Manufac-turing Execution Systems (MES) and is looking back on 40 years project experience in the production environment. MPDV's product portfolio comprises of MES products, services for the MES environment and entire MES solutions. MPDV currently employs more than 330 people across ten sites in Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, China and USA. Customers from different industry sectors, ranging from metal processing to medical engineering, benefit from more than 1.000 installations of MPDV's MES solutions. These include medium-sized companies to global enterprises. Being part of the TOP 100 businesses MPDV is one of the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany.
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) support production companies to improve efficiencies in their production processes, increase productivity and thus to secure or enhance their ability to compete. A state-of-the-art MES puts companies in the position to record and evaluate data along the complete value-added chain in real-time. People in charge can therefore react instantly to unforeseen events in the daily production routine and put in suitable measures. The MES supports on all levels short-term and far-reaching decisions by providing a reliable data basis.
HYDRA, the modular structured MES by MPDV, features an extensive functional range and meets all requirements stated in the VDI guideline 5600. Individual HYDRA applications based on a central MES database can be combined without the use of interfaces. Thus, HYDRA guarantees a 360-degree view on all resources in production and can incorporate overlapping processes. Powerful tools for configura-tion and customization ensure that HYDRA can be modified in order to cater for company and industry specific requirements. HYDRA can be integrated into existing IT landscapes and is used as a link be-tween production (shop floor) and the management level (e.g. ERP system). Production companies are particular reactive using an MES system like HYDRA and therefore remain competitive - especially look-ing at Industry 4.0.