A+W Production

Flexibility - Sequence - Waste:
It is up to you to decide and control!

A+W Production is a highly flexible PPS solution for IG, toughened glass, laminated glass, and multi-stepped production. The system allows you to plan and control even highly sophisticated, multi-stepped production processes.

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Functionalities & Benefits

  • Production planning and control by various restrictions (e.g., machines, process sequence, etc.)
  • Job management using predefined and self-defined views through open database and views
  • Yield optimization using state-of-the-art optimization kernel
  • Sequence optimization, rack, and stacking organization and optimization
  • Optimization directly onto racks and boxes in dispatch sequence (add-on A+W Rack Optimizer)
  • Cutting plan visualization and modification
  • Easy machinery management and direct machine control
  • Efficient and graphical Capacity Planner (add-on)
  • Full integration of barcoding and tracking (add-on A+W Barcode Manager)
  • Always up to date statistics using Crystal Reports
  • Printout of production papers, bender texts, and barcode labels
  • Ability to grow with your company based on add-ons, such as Capacity Planner, Barcoding, and Production Terminal

System Info

Single site, 2-tier, possible on Terminal Server
Operating System:
MS Windows
Data Base:
Informix or SQL Server
Crystal Reports
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Integrated Modules & Business Processes

The most important thing in production planning and preparation is to get a quick and easy overview of imported orders and reservations. On this basis, you can create and manage runs that make sense.

Functionalities and Benefits

  • Definition and management of views through an open database and simple view concept
  • Display of all required information at different information levels
  • Creation of production jobs for complete orders, individual positions, or parts are all possible
  • Predefined views for orders, quotations, and reservations

A+W Production Detailed Planning allows you to organize and map the flow of glass through production on the shop floor. Avoid unnecessary sorting after each individual production steps, save space for racks, and facilitate stacking of the glass on the racks.

Functionalities and Benefits

  • Assignment of glass sheets onto A-racks and harp racks
  • Determination of production and cut sequencing
  • Printout of rack preparation lists and sorting lists
  • Management of production processes and multi-stage productions
  • Predefined "Organizations" based on 40 years of global production experience

By considering the defined production sequences and optimization parameters (i.e., grinding allowances and breakout trims for shapes) A+W Production calculates the best possible yield.

Functionalities and Benefits

  • Yield optimization based on state-of-the-art algorithms
  • Consideration of sequence from either the sequence optimization task and/or A+W Rack Optimizer
  • Manual adding of shapes is possible
  • Manual editing of optimization parameters is possible (e.g., trims, X-/Y-direction, costs for z-cuts, etc.
  • Nesting of shapes (add-on: A+W Shape Optimizer)

Extensions for A+W Production

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