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Vital Plant Training

Please contact VIA to tailor an onsite, offsite, instructor led, or CBT training program specifically to your needs.  VIA’s Vital Plant training is as flexible as the Vital Plant solution set.


Instructor-led Classroom Learning (4 Days)

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This training will teach the student how to use the Man-IT® system to design a variety of sample Manufacturing Lines. The concepts and standard practices used in the training will be transferable as they return to their own facilities to design their unique production processes.

Students will become well versed in Man-IT® terminology as well as navigation within the system. They will gain a good understanding of how to create Models, Cells, Lines, Routing, and Bills of Materials in the system. Students will also be introduced to Atoms, Events, and Mapping.

They will leave with a solid understanding of standard processes, typical errors, problem solving within the Man-IT® system, and a look at a variety of ways to handle different manufacturing requirements. They will understand the different components that make up the Man-IT® system including the Data Communication Server and get an overview of System Architecture, Installation, and Admin duties.


Day 1 – Introductions, Overview, Configure a 4-Cell Line (define Models, Cells, Line, Routing, BOM). Define customers, vendors, Serializations, and discuss the Physics of Man-IT®.

Day 2 – Write and test Maps for Station Connecting Event, Material Depleted Event, and Production Maps for each Cell.

Day 3 – Write advanced Maps with Loopers, variables, Command Blocks, compare Atoms, Queues, and announcement Atoms.

Day 4 – Overview of the DCS and detailed instruction on configuring multiple instances and defining a communication channel between the DCS and the BAE.