The Scalable Line Controller for Production Control and Traceability

Photo production line with several machines and people

These companies rely on FabEagle®LC

FabEagle®LC (Line Controller) is our scalable production control system for individual production lines. As a solution that delivers production control and traceability, it can handle any scenario from individual production machines to a fully linked production line. Comparable to an MES (Manufacturing Execution System), our line controller offers all the function modules needed for data collection, process control and visualization with a high level of scalability and short project phase times. 

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FabEagle®LC – Your benefits

    • Software-controlled work sequences ensure the process stability of the production line
    • Digital recipes, bill of material and orders simplify production processes and ensure deadlines are met
    • Automatic specification of recipe and machine parameters save time in line management
    • Central transport control increases the efficiency of production processes 
    • Reporting and analysis functions improve quality management
    • Visualization of alarms and trends reduces response times for maintenance
    • Automatic documentation and data collection simplifies work tasks
    • Machine monitoring identifies and reduces bottlenecks and causes of downtimes
    • Acquiring material and product data for complete traceability provides important insights into the impact of individual process steps on manufacturing processes and product parameters
    • Automatic data archiving to verify the quality of manufactured products
    • Complete traceability of material batches to ensure product reliability

Cross-industry applications of FabEagle®LC

Photo production line with motors

Efficient production control with FabEagle®LC avoids bottlenecks and delays in production in the automotive industry and ensures that all your processes and components work together seamlessly.

Electronics assembly
Photo production electronics assembly with robot

The work processes in electronics assembly are characterized by short cycle times and numerous variants. With FabEagle®LC, you can control your lines and workflows in a process-driven manner to create transparency.

Pharmaceuticals and medical technology
Photo production line pharmaceutical with machines and people

In the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries, quality assurance and traceability in production are top priorities. Thanks to FabEagle®LC, you can ensure GMP-compliant production control and administration.

This is what our customers say about FabEagle®LC

  • “When carrying out large-scale projects, only close cooperation between all the companies involved can be economical. We know that a fair collaboration from the very beginning is the key to success. When choosing a suitable partner, we as machine manufacturer primarily rely on local companies such as Kontron AIS and their software solutions in the area of factory automation and production control systems. The Kontron AIS team was not only able to convince us on a technical level, through the use of clearly defined interfaces for a fast integration. The direct contact to the project team and the extensive support in all project phases is also a valuable quality.”

    Rico Prüstel, Sales Management, Altratec Automation GmbH
  • “Our customers have increasing demands on the data processing of machines and automation lines. In Kontron AIS we have found a reliable local partner for production control systems and individual software solutions. The expertise of the project managers and their broad knowledge in the industry make it possible to integrate even the most complex automation lines from KRÖNING and to bring them in line with the wide range of customer requirements and systems.”

    Alexander Hackel, Sales & Business Development, KRÖNING – Automation

Features at a glance

Visualization and evaluation

  • Line visualization

    Line layout for quick access to machine states, alarms and order progress

  • Alarm statistics

    Analysis of machine malfunctions according to frequency and duration to identify optimization potential

  • Reporting

    Visualization of stored process, material and machine data for user-defined evaluations

  • Online process visualization

    Presentation of trends of selected process data in real time to detect process deviations

  • Worker guidance

    Support and data acquisition at manual workstations for rework, testing and assembly

  • Andon boards

    Configurable information system for employee motivation and status display

Management and control

  • Line control

    Transport control and monitoring of material logistics for efficient operation of all machines 

  • Order management

    Synchronization of orders with ERP system or direct administration in the line controller and assignment of a work plan to each production order

  • Work plan management

    Configuration of the manufacturing process in work plans plus definition of recipes, bill of material and relevant parameters

  • Shift plans

    Definition of shifts, shift models and target figures for evaluations and calculation of performance indicators

  • Recipe management

    Central administration and provision of process parameters and settings for machine controls

  • User management

    Definition of user groups and authorizations

Data acquisition and delivery

  • Material tracking

    Traceability from raw material to the finished product across the entire production line up to batch size 1

  • Machine and operating data acquisition

    Automatic and manual logging of machine states, product defects and batches to calculate performance indicators

  • Process data acquisition

    Retrieval and storage of process and material data relating to quality for every manufacturing step

  • Archiving

    Memory-optimized data archiving of relevant product data and production statistics

Your contact persons

Frank Tannhäuser
Senior Sales Manager
Manufacturing Automation, Automotive, Photovoltaic
André Dittrich
Sales Manager
Manufacturing Automation, Automotive, Photovoltaic