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Here is everything you need to know about Matics. We've gathered the most commonly asked questions about our system: setup, use cases, features, data collection and more.

General Questions

What is Matics?
Matics is a real-time operational intelligence solution for collaborative shop floor management. Matics provides digitally-enabled shop floor production...
Is Matics an MES system?
Matics is much more than just another MES/MOM platform. While some smart MES systems can provide certain benefits...
Is Matics an ERP system?
Matics is not an ERP system, although one could say that there are some overlaps. The ERP knows...
Is Matics an IT or OT?
Essentially, IT deals with information, while OT deals with machines. IT manages the flow of data/digital information, while...
What are the main verticals and target markets for Matics?
The key verticals that Matics supports are: Plastic and Rubber (e.g. Automotive, Consumer Goods, etc.) Packaging and CPG...
What are the benefits for the client?
Matics transforms the way manufacturers operate, deliver value to their customers, and makes them far more competitive. Our...
What are the core components of the system?
Matics collects and analyzes vast amounts of data in real-time from multiple sources (including machines, sensors, ERP systems,...
Who are the stakeholders?
Matics solution is designed as a suite of smart connected applications (for web/tablet/mobile phones) tailored to the needs...
What are some of the most typical use cases?
Full production journey with real-time visibility; Live OEE for real-time optimization; Energy management...
What is the roll out process like?
Matics solution comes in a hassle-free DIY package that can be deployed within hours for immediately tangible results....
When can I start seeing results with Matics?
Almost directly after the installation, you can start receiving reports and actionable insights to increase operational efficiency and...
Do you offer full customization?
Yes. Matics platform is designed to meet each factory’s unique requirements. It is configurable, expandable, and adaptable to...
What is your pricing model?
No matter the size of your operations, Matics offers an affordable and cost-effective solution, scalable per machine with...
What are the benefits of Matics compared to competitors?
Unlike the old generation MES systems for post-mortem analysis, Matics’ RtOI solution provides  a real-time window into your...
Why should we digitalize now? We’re concerned about the impact of COVID and meeting our profitability goals.
According to a recent survey conducted by Deloitte and MAPI, 62% of global manufacturing leaders say they are...

Requirements and Setup

Can you connect to my old machines?
Yes, Matics connects all machines on the production floor, from the most modern digital equipment to traditional analog...
What kind of hardware do I need to buy?
We will provide you with everything you need at minimal upfront costs. Depending on the needed configurations, defined...
Do I need to buy new computers or servers?
No, you don’t need to buy any equipment or servers....
Do I need to add new communication cables? Other cables?
No, you don’t need to invest in any cables. Matics is a cloud platform, and we take care...
How long does it take to implement Matics and see ROI?
Matics plug & play deployment is fast, modular and non-disruptive. You’ll start to see significantly higher OEE analytics...
Can I start just with a few machines?
Yes, absolutely. With Matics you can easily scale from a few machines to hundreds of machines. Our system...
Do I need to stop my production?
No. Matics can be installed remotely in less than a day. Our low-touch non-disruptive technology ensures zero production...
How do you take care of cyber security? Is the cloud secure?
We understand that as the use of cloud-based RtOI/MES systems grows, so do concerns about data security and...

Data Collection

What are the data sources and how is the data being collected?
Offering a holistic view of the manufacturing process, Matics collects and transforms into actionable insights the data from:...
Can I feed the collected data into other informational systems, like ERP?
We have a unified interface with ERP systems. All static data is automatically pushed from the ERP to...
How do you collect data from machines?
1. External PLC (non-disruptive connection) – very fast and suitable for old machines 2. Smart sensors 3. Software technique like OPC – via WIFI connection, using the “raspberry pie”.
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