German container glassmaker Wiegand-Glas has invested in Tiama’s IQ Scan as a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) in its four facilities.

The glassmaker has adopted the Tiama system to replace existing solution at its plant in Ernstthal.

The project also includes several iAfis systems upgrades to Tiama IQ Scan in the three other plants in Steinbach am Wald, Großbreitenbach, and Schleusingen.

Wiegand-Glas started to use Afis technology in 1996. The company produces more than eight million glass containers for the beverage and food industries every day.

The Tiama IQ Scan’s role is to collect data from all machinery involved in the glass process, including Tiama inspection machines, laboratory and mould shop.

With its web design, all actors of the glass plant can monitor their production lines, understand where the losses are coming from and can therefore increase their efficiency.

The Tiama IQ range was designed to support glassmakers with real-time data, and allow access to relevant information required for the decision-making process

This new step towards the smart factory monitoring reinforces the Wiegand-Glas and Tiama cooperation that started 25 years ago.