The MES for process-driven production control and digitalization for photovoltaic and battery production

Our FabEagle®MES (Manufacturing Execution System) is the solution for high-performance data collection and comprehensive production control in the photovoltaic (PV) and battery industries. In competitive markets, every percent of quality and price optimization contributes to reliability and efficiency. With more than 20 years of industry experience, we understand these requirements and address them with our process-driven MES. Thanks to FabEagle®MES, you can achieve consistent traceability and reliable tracking rates during high-volume production, regardless of whether you use product identification or virtual product tracking. Our software solution is designed to meet high production standards and deliver end-to-end cost efficiency.


FabEagle®MES offers specialized function modules for the entire value chain in PV, battery and fuel cells. This gives you the advantage of a highly scalable software solution to support manual manufacturing processes through to fully automated production.

FabEagle®MES – Your advantages at a glance

Enhanced transparency in production 
Transparency in production gives users a quick and clear overview of process changes, correlations and events. By digitalizing your production, you gain a deeper understanding of processes, achieve comparability of complex relations and promote exchange of information between employees regarding untapped potential. This increases your productivity and reduces your response time.

Reliable traceability of materials and products 
Reliable data on traceability is required to optimize processes. This provides you with important insights into the influence of individual process steps in your value chain and, at the same time, evidence of the quality of the manufactured products. Thanks to FabEagle®MES, you can keep track of the status of your production processes at any time.

Stable processes with process-driven production control
The central management and control of recipes, orders and production logistics not only simplifies your work in production, but also ensures consistently high quality and low error rates in manual production steps. Software-guided workflows enable process stability for your production.

Features at a glance

Visualization and evaluation

Production visualization: Interactive production layout for quick access to machine states, alarms and production progress      


Alarm statistics: Analysis of machine malfunctions according to number of incidences and duration to identify optimization potential


Trend and reporting: Visualization of stored process, material, and machine data for user-defined reports


Online process visualization: Presentation of trends of selected process data in real time to identify process deviations


Online SPC: Configuration of statistical rules to monitor process and material data


Management and control

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


Order management: Synchronization of orders with an ERP or direct management in the MES and assignment of a work plan to each production order


Work plan management: Graphical configuration of the manufacturing process in work plans plus definition of recipes, parts lists, and relevant parameters


Recipe management: Central administration and provision of process parameters and settings for machine control


Event management: Configuration of actions in the event of breaches of SPC rules, machine alarms or maintenance procedures


Shift planning: Definition of shifts, shift models and target figures for evaluations and calculation of KPIs


User management: Definition of user groups and authorizations


Data acquisition and delivery

Material tracking: Traceability from source material to finished product featuring physical and virtual tracking for very high tracking rates                                                                                                                                               

Machine data collection: Automatic and manual logging of machine state, product defects and lots to calculate KPIs


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


Long-term data archive: Configurable archiving solution with all relevant production data


Interface integration for the entire production

We see interface integration as an important part of our portfolio of services and solutions, we can support you in integrating complex data interfaces for your machines such as SECS GEM, PV02, XML, OPC UA and PLC like S7. Our support starts with the specification of the interfaces together with your machine suppliers and extends to 24/7 software support once commissioning has been successfully completed. 

For a flexible and scalable interface integration, we use our FabEagle®Connect low-code integration solution, which supports all common interface protocols.

Use Cases for FabEagle®MES

Solar cell production

To precisely monitor and control the production of highly efficient solar cells, FabEagle®MES offers you single-wafer tracking through all process steps within manufacturing – from raw silicon to the finished cell. This allows you to link process and quality data from machines and measurement devices to individual wafers. Additional time stamps, such as process start and end times and location change information, can also be recorded within a machine and used to monitor and control production quality. FabEagle®MES also enables virtual tracking through all process steps, from incoming wafer inspection to classification and test systems for the finished solar cells.

MES operator workstations are used for production monitoring and to collect additional information to track consumables. Specialized stations for wafer commissioning and solar cell packaging are also used.

Solar module production

In solar module production, FabEagle®MES offers graphical user interfaces for module inspection and rework, as well as for configuring and monitoring the automatic palletizing of finished solar modules. Workstations that can be operated via touchscreen are specifically designed to enable fast and efficient inputs. This allows employees to keep pace with the line cycle and at the same time record accurate data for quality management.

Our MES is connected to every machine, from loading the glass, stringers for solar cells, matrix layup, laminators, and testers to palletizing. This enables you to collect all necessary quality and process data for monitoring production and improving processes. In addition, tracking all consumables makes it possible to create a complete genealogy of every solar module.

The fully automated production of solar modules of various performance classes and formats requires a high level of process-driven production control. In addition to this MES functionality, there is often a requirement to meet tight deadlines. Short time frames for commissioning and efficient ramp-up phases require a smooth process when integrating all systems and processes into the MES. To support such roll-out scenarios, FabEagle®MES provide proven PV industry specific functional scope and reliable integration interfaces.

Battery cell manufacturing

The production of battery cells is characterized by a variety of different processes and manufacturing technologies. As a central link between the company’s IT and production areas, our MES exchanges information relating to process production orders, manages all production requirements using recipes and provides quality data. The scale of the implementation can range from the production control of a pilot line for the development of new technologies to high-volume production in a Gigafactory. 

In the area of electrode production, production control and product-related data collection are supported for mixing the paste material in batch processes for anode and cathode as well as coating (calendering) of the electrode material in roll-to-roll processes. Preconfigured concepts for interfaces to systems and measurement devices, for example with OPC UA, and process-related MES user interfaces, are available for the area of electrode production. This saves time and money during integration.

For the downstream processes of cell production, the work steps of notching, cell assembly, electrolyte filling, formation and aging are visualized. Thanks to FabEagle®MES, you can document all manufacturing processes by means of continuous genealogy of a manufactured battery cell providing all quality data and batch information for traceability and production optimization. You can also easily implement compliance with regulations and quality assurance.


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