IKOffice LivingMES - Die Schnittstelle zur Werkstatt


Industry 4.0 & Digitalization

Your interface to the shop floor

The IKOffice software is a leader in the interaction of machine data and graphical capacity planning and thus decisive on the way to digitization and 'Industry 4.0' for the tool and mold making industry. Machine data acquisition (MDC) creates the interface between the machines and the planning, control and analysis databases. The machine data and parameters can be transferred directly from the machine control to the systems. Alternatively, data can also be recorded by a control-independent sensor system directly on the machine, or manually. The received messages can additionally and online show the current state of production and ensure the traceability of the machining operations.


Industry 4.0 & Digitization

Visualization and dialog on all devices, objective measurement and monitoring system for plant runtimes, process and machine parameters, open to the integration of existing systems, ptimization of machine running times, evaluation of machine downtimes, captures machine and process data across systems

Machine Connection

Network connection, communication protocols, comprehensive machine/process data acquisition (MDE) in real time, notification of machine malfunctions via SMS or e-mail, machine condition, objective measurement and monitoring system for plant runtimes, process and machine parameters

Time logging

Dialogue masks, PDA, personnel time logging and manual machine time logging, capacity

Tool Documentation

Manage, view and archive, live machine overview, costs, tool cv, tool warehouse

Paperless Workshop

Digital PTR, providing digital data for a continuous improvement process, objective recording of processing times per component, shop floor visualization

Other features

Analysis of manufacturing processes and productivity, number of parts or good parts, runtime (e.g.: runtimes of main spindle and feed axes), availability and reliability, energy consumption (on and off times), can be used independently of the respective machine & control model

Frequently asked questions about LivingMES

The software created by IKOffice provides a powerful solution platform for every business you can think of. Nevertheless, the specialties of your company can be realized in individual adjustments without losing the connection to the base and thus the update ability.

Our server system is delivered as a virtual machine based on a Debian Linux. Of course, it can also be installed directly on a (hardware) server, i.e. without a virtualization host.

The client is optimized for Windows, but actually run with good performance natively on Linux and uses GTK 3 there. The layout is a bit different in some masks, but the function is the same.

IKOffice LivingMES is scalable as required and specializes in tool and mold making, with its traditionally mixed machinery.

The maintenance or service contract ensures the readiness, up-to-dateness and security of your system and is a mandatory part throughout the use of your software. It includes all updates as well as telephone help and support for your employees.

With about 7-12% of the total annually, we have created one of the cheapest and at the same time the most comprehensive service services in this industry.

Depending on the type of application, IKOffice can connect to surrounding ERP systems such as SAP, Navision, Dynamics, WinCarat, AS400 and many more via the interfaces. The handover to financial accounting systems such as DATEV, FibuNet, Simba, etc. has already been successfully implemented. There are also connections to control stations such as ProSeS or the ARBURG control computer system (ALS), as well as to various QA systems. However, the exact way in which data is handed over and transferred is always an individual definition taken in previous workshops.

IKOffice LivingMES supports the digitization of your workshops. The IKOffice MoldManager is aimed at the project-based single-finisher, as it is found in tool, mold, model, device, machine and plant engineering. IKOffice LivingERP is the article-based ERP system for serial production.

These systems develop their full strength in the seamless interplay between product idea, tool making and series.