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Online Demos
Below you can see information and view online demos of various Preactor tools.

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Preactor 11 APS-ERP Demo
This example shows a typical Preactor 400 APS configuration used when Preactor is linked to an ERP system. Data including confirmed shop orders with routing along with the BoM structures are received from ERP. In addition in this example raw material stocks, purchase orders and sales orders are also received from ERP. Preactor uses its Pegging feature to connect shop, purchase and sales orders together and these material constraints are used when generating the production schedule. The new Materials Explorer is used to view the flow of materials. The scenario of a purchase order arriving late and the implication for orders connected to it is shown and also the ability to re-peg materials to more high priority shop orders.

 


Preactor 11 Job Shop Demo Part 1
This example shows some of the features and functions available within all Preactor finite scheduling applications such as Preactor 100, 200 and 300. It models a make to order Jobshop environment where the main constraints are machines, staff, tools and power. It holds its own Products (routing) information for each product though this could be downloaded from another application such as ERP.

 


Preactor 11 Job Shop Demo Part 2
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Preactor 11 Preferred Sequence Demo
While many scheduling applications focus on capacity, another important aspect of a true scheduling tool is sequencing. This example focuses on sequencing batches of product on packing lines. The attributes of each batch, in this case colour, impacts the changeover time. A light to dark changeover is small and dark to light large. The example shows how the in-built Preactor 400 APS preferred sequencing rules can automatically increase the efficiency of the plant by minimizing the changeover time.

 


Preactor 11 Injection Moulding Demo
This example shows how Preactor 300 FCS is used in an injection moulding machine application where the changeover time is dependent on material colour, resin type and tool. The number of staff for changeover tasks is a constraint as well as tools. Products can only be moulded on certain types of machine and moulds can have a variable number of cavities that will change the total run time. The application also uses transfer batching between moulding and packing operations. (Note:This demo was completed using a Preactor 10 conifguration within Preactor 11.)

 


v10.0 Apparel Demo Part 1
This example shows Preactor being used to plan in a company where sewing lines are the key resources. It can be run in version P400 and upwards. The system has been configured for a company that has no ERP system or does not have the manufacturing modules of such as system implemented. Thus it deals not only with allocation of batches to the sewing lines based on style, customer and other attributes, but also with order entry, materials required, batch updates and range of other add-ons configured for Apparel manufacturing. While the focus of the planning process is the sewing lines, the application also deals with upstream processes such as cutting and downstream processes such as embroidery and packing. Using this tool, planners can use standard scheduling rules to optimise production throughput but also interact with the plan by dragging, dropping and splitting batches as required.

 


v10.0 Apparel Demo Part 2
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v10.0 Toolroom Demo Part 1
This example shows Preactor being used in a Commercial Toolroom. It can be run in version P300 and upwards. The system has been configured for a company that has no ERP system or does not have the manufacturing modules of such as system implemented. Typically a tool room has no standard products, each assembly may be completely new so tools have been added to add sales orders, enter the process route with estimated process times, add priority calculations depending on the complexity of the assembly and update the system with part progress. Additional reports have been created to see the relationship between orders, parts and materials availability.

 


v10.0 Toolroom Demo Part 2
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