Information affecting the manufacturing process is documented in detail, and collected and analyzed using a statistics tool. Using these analyses, the operator/supervisor and others can analyze and shorten downtimes and increase line utilization.
Automatic product conversion of a line provides huge benefi ts. While a product is still in manufacturing and is finished up, the systems are already retooled for the next product. This controlled product change increases line efficiency tremendously – retooling errors are minimized and the operating effort is reduced significantly.
A central product administration enables the general reuse of existing programs for other line recipes. The operator saves the time-consuming creation of new programs at every individual system.
- Time savings due to simple creation of new products, simplified retooling, central retooling trigger and partial conversion
- Higher storage capacity for line recipes
- Higher safety due to controlled product conversion, error-minimized retooling, and minimized production errors
- Separation of different products during product changeover (charge)
IC Performance is used for line monitoring by operator and supervisor. A graphical representation displays the number of currently produced assemblies with target and actual value. Using this tool, the supervisor can review the line performance online and quickly act in the case of a drop in performance.