Intelligent systems for Lean Manufacturing from Werma
22 September 2016
WERMA UK Ltd generated a lot of interest at the IMHX show this year with demonstrations of two of their latest “smart factory” solutions.
The solutions are designed to improve transparency of operation, identify bottlenecks and disruptions to the production flow and lead to improvements in service and efficiency by taking cost and wastage out of the operation.
WIN – innovative andon light based machine monitoring system
The system uses conventional andon lights to indicate changes in status of the machine as it moves, for example from a productive state indicated by the green light to a non-productive state amber/red. This status change is transmitted wirelessly to WIN software which presents clients with real time views of the operating conditions of the machines. Information is stored on a database which enable the client to produce, with a couple of mouse clicks, reports detailing the uptime/downtime detail of the machines and other information such as quantities produced and fault codes generated.
The system will send automatic e-mails to those people responsible for intervening and getting the machines up and running again.
Andonspeed – speed up your logistics operation and reduce costs and delays
How does Andonspeed work?
A signal tower is manually activated by a member of staff on the shop floor to call for help from the appropriate service. By just pressing a button a signal light is illuminated on the workstation, clearly indicating the call for action required. The call for action can also be sent automatically by email to the service concerned and response times can be monitored.
Intuitive and easy to use – Andonspeed is quick to install, the simple activation of traditional traffic light colours green, red and amber make it suitable even for unskilled or seasonal staff.
Increase productivity immediately with intelligent systems from WERMA
With an overview of various processes and identification of bottlenecks solutions can be found quickly and lasting counter measures implemented.
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