IGus multi site

A site is an autonomous entity: the factory of a contract giver or a subcontractor factory. The software federates the activity of the sites and centralizes the data in a single database.

A single parameterization site transmits to the factory sites the structure tables (product lines, products, articles, calibers, units, etc.) and the orders of the contract giver.

In return, automatic interfaces aggregate plant data to a center: batches, material movements, manufacturing orders, stocks, quality.

Inter-site transfers are a special case of delivery. During the transfer, IGus registers a rolling stock. The recipient site receives the information conveyed by the transfer before delivery: transfer order, batches, movements and even containers if there are any.

There can be several types of multi-site architectures:

  • Classical star architecture.
  • Entity managed autonomously (e.g.: subcontractors equipped with iGus).
  • Reservoir in which the central site can amalgamate several occasional subcontractors.

The interfaces can be fully configured, and the automatic jobs are managed in an administration tool.

IGus federates the sites:



 IGus in association with a pilot system

IGus can manage its own orders. But iGus also knows how to integrate orders from a control system such as SAP. In this case, iGus transmits to the control system the information on realization and quality: batches, manufacturing order, stock movements, quality features.

 IGus in direct connection with the factory

IGus controls the plant via the iGus / Process interface. In return, the factory informs iGus of its achievements, almost instantly. This link is a guarantee of total security.


    • Calibration Filling
      The initialization of a MO (manufacturing order) assigns a hopper to a MO line. The filling is done by barcode reading which associates the code of the hopper and the code of the container. IGus-Process guarantees the accuracy of the content.
    • Drainage for MO (e.g.: bagging)
      IGus-Process reads the tracking sheet and checks that any container to be emptied is part of the batch(es) reserved for this MO. IGus-Process guarantees that there will be no mixing. It also guarantees that the reserved quantity will not be exceeded. In the case of operations such as emptying, filling, change of location, transfilling, weighing, etc., the monitoring of movements per container (or silo) is the source of total traceability, for each MO and/or batch.

 IGus in connection with an input management

A link module transmits the input forecasts to iGus, which initiates initial receptions (creates a qualified batch). The operator then edits a reception sheet in order to control the reception in the factory.