Cosmino Panteo is a method for digitalizing your factory, in which the software solution is developed or assembled specifically for your requirements.
Cosmino PanteoThe custom-fit solution for your digital factory
Why a custom-fit solution like Cosmino Panteo can be faster, cheaper and also more quality assured for your PDA and MES requirements.
Digitalization requirements are not based on the functional scope of standard software. Today, it is assumed that in MES and PDA projects, around 20% of the used functions are developed individually for a customer, since the processes and requirements of companies are too different for everything to be available in a standard software with prepared parameters. As MES and, in some cases, PDA work very closely on the process, it is not possible to dispense with most of the software adaptations – in contrast to ERP.
The true extent of the required adaptation development usually becomes apparent long after the initial installation, precisely when the functions selected in the catalog are used productively.
The adaptation of a standard software is however complex, since thereby all cases would have to be considered, where the existing function range correlates with the change. This additional effort repeats itself with every new change – even changes within the standard software, and leads at the very least to enormous testing efforts for customers in the case of updates.
At Cosmino Panteo, therefore, the system architecture including interfaces as well as the software and dialog components are standardized instead – in order to create an individual system.
The variety of functions that can be changed by setting parameters can overwhelm system users. For users with a low knowledge, critical settings should be hidden via authorizations, which is time-consuming. However, system administrators and power users themselves are often unable to assess the impact of the numerous setting parameters. This leads to incorrect behavior of the system in the process – and thus to elaborate rework (in data preparation) and endangers the acceptance of the PDA/MES in the entire operation.
Therefore, the reduction of functions and configuration options to a necessary and, above all, controllable extent is an aim during the introduction of Cosmino Panteo.
The same applies to the used data entry dialogs. In this case, every unneeded element on the screen is a potential source of error! With Cosmino Panteo, COSMINO AG relies on an innovative operating and design concept (see below), with which conventional requirements and constellations can be implemented. Prefabricated UI elements (UI = User Interface) enable an uncomplicated creation and further development of precisely fitting data entry dialogs.
With standard software, all extensions are automatically included in the standard. Even your own ideas and competitive advantages! Cosmino Panteo does not support this automatism and thus offers you the possibility to distinguish yourself from your competitors also in the software solution.
And this is how we solve your digitalization tasks with Cosmino Panteo
Once we have clarified your requirements, the implementation is defined. For this purpose, we draw on both our own software components, such as our master data models for production workstations, tools or products, which have proven themselves over 35 years, and freely available tools, such as Docker or Grafana. The most important criteria for the selection is whether the requirement can be completely fulfilled and no unnecessary complexity is created.
Data entry dialogs are created – whenever it makes sense – on the basis of our unique UI concept. This guides the data collector through the workflows. All tasks that are pending at the digital workstation are lined up in a task queue, which triggers one task after the other according to the customer-specific priority. For the worker, only one simultaneous activity is relevant at the data entry workstation. He is guided through this and receives all the information he needs.
The data entry dialogs can be prepared in a cost-saving yet individual way using prepared UI elements. Subsequent changes can be made just as easily. Displays and visualizations can even be partially customized by administrators of the customer itself.
Responsive design and fulfillment of ISO 9241 are self-evident.
By the way, data entry workstations without data entry dialogs are also possible. Existing data can also be transferred online from machines or other systems via standardized interfaces. Usable handhelds, scanners, intelligent tools, etc. are also integrated into the data entry concept.
All components and thus all systems are set on a state-of-the-art Industrie 4.0 architecture.
The basis is a network of digital objects, so-called digital twins, on which the master data, orders and rules of behavior for dialogs and processes are managed. The online dialogs and other software components use these to execute the intended process.
Data is also captured in the process via these digital twins and distributed to the online dialogs and software components. The entire communication is standardized via transcations, which is why in the end it is irrelevant whether software components were added by COSMINO AG, by third-party manufacturers or by the customer himself. Thus, the later extension of the system is also possible on one’s own and with one’s own components.
Our system architecture enables operation in the cloud as well as on premise. Multilingualism and update capability are provided.
Our team knows the dynamics and complexity of software projects, especially in manufacturing processes where people are also involved. Many of our project managers and analysts look back on more than ten years of employment and support your project team with this experience. The architects behind our solutions have been with us since the beginning, in some cases, and have preserved the experience of hundreds of projects, a similar number of different processes, and 35 years of solution development.
Starting with the analysis of your requirements, followed by consulting, conception, agile development, installation, recommendations for the infrastructure, training, start-up support and ongoing support within the framework of a service contract, we support you as a motivated and solution-oriented partner.
“As the head of our service team, it’s important to me that the customer knows you can call COSMINO, they respond quickly, understand you, know the processes in the respective plant and find a good solution.”
Quote from Heribert Lamm, with COSMINO since 2004
Quotes from our customers:
„With the use of Cosmino visualization in production and rework, we were able to ensure compliance with
workflows and achieve shorter production cycles”
Quote from Andreas Beyer, Managing Director of Hönninger
“With the use of the Cosmino solution, we havebetter and more up-to-date data, allowing us to
manage our processes faster and on a more targeted basis.”
Quote from Christoph Hermes Poos, Authorized Signatory and
Head of Commercial Divisions & IT in Pforzheim, Stark Druck GmbH + Co. KG
“The Cosmino system is much smarter than anything we know. The longer I look into it, the cooler Cosmino becomes for us”
Quote from Sven Jauch, Stark Druck GmbH + Co. KG