Selected benefits of MES PHARIS implementation in arms industry
  • Electronically controlled production process according to the legislation of audit institutions
  • Unique identification of weapons including registration of input materials and semi-finished products
  • Electronic management of mass production of ammunition
  • Comprehensive traceability of production
  • Quality control via connection to control stations for automatic evaluation
Arms and ammunition labeling share common goals. Both serves as a classification system for recording purposes, which then serve to monitor the usage, transport, storage and control of the quality of weapons and ammunition. The foregoing is making weapons and ammunition labeling critical and very important in terms of global control of weapons and ammunition.

The manufacturing execution system PHARIS offers the ability to identify and trace the movement of the product or components to the point of origin. The place of origin can be a specific production batch, a production line and time information, a production hall or a worker.

Tools for identification and traceability:
  • The user can uniquely identify a particular product at all stages of production using its identification number, order number, process number, batch number, and production order number. Each component of the product is also referenced, whether material, process, measurement, or operator, and all related activities up to the final output.
  • Unambiguous product identification.
  • Linkage with relevant drawings, specifications, revisions, and quality records.
  • Linkage to quality control staff.
  • Linking to the used measuring instruments, gauges and tools that were used during the manufacturing process.
On the first (production) operation, a piece entry is created to which the piece code read is assigned. This piece entry will be supplemented with information on the relevant registration for the operation (to establish machine, user, technological, packaging, quality, etc.) data. In the following operations, the code of this piece is loaded and the information from the next registration for the operation is again assigned to the record of the piece. This information is subsequently available in the genealogy of the piece.

The above-mentioned manufacturing and assembly operations are part of one production order. A uniquely identifiable piece can also enter other production orders than those in which it was created. In these production orders, the piece enters as an input component (semi-finished product). The final piece then carries information about all the pieces of blanks that enter it.

Quality control and audit institutions
The arms industry, and therefore the production of ammunition, is subject to a very strict level of control worldwide. In the Czech Republic, defensive standards are in force. Their use is regulated by Act No. 309/2000 Coll. defensive standardization, cataloging and state verification of the quality of products and services designed to ensure the defense of the state.

More about the electronic quality management process can be found here.
Mass production of ammunition
MES PHARIS offers support for the electronic management of the production processes of ammunition and ammunition, which have the typical character of so-called "mass production", which has some specifics. In mass production, the production of one or very few products, which are produced in large quantities, prevails. This type of production also features a high degree of repeatability, the stability of the production program, and the use of special equipment. There is also a typical division of labor (high specialization of workers), a high level of technical production preparation, a short production cycle (sometimes less than 1 second), a high proportion of work organization, a high degree of mechanization and automation of production.
Secondary benefits of MES PHARIS deployment
  • Improving the production process - increasing production efficiency.
  • On-line detailed overview of the production.
  • Support for real OEE evaluation.
  • Integration of control plans - automatic generation of control requirements.
  • Support for paperless production - availability of production documentation in electronic form.
  • Direct connection of MES PHARIS to machines and control stations.
  • Managerial Qualification Management System for individual parts.
  • Minimize overhead non-productive times.
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