The advent of Industry 4.0 brings rapid changes and new challenges. With our Smart Connected Assembly concept combining software, hardware, smart tools and accessories you maintain process control in complex production systems, increase uptime in production critical operations and raise your product quality. Get full traceability of the complete product build process, also including rework and repair!
Step-by-step visual operator guidance as well as part and tool verification to minimize defects, rework and avoid damage parts or waste.
Lower production costs and improved productivity. Align up to 10 stations including pre-station check and rework without server installation. Save time using our remote centralized configuration and service offering with full support from installation to long-term onsite service and 24/7 hotline
Traceability of all assembly actions including also missed or wrong tasks from all stations, parts and products. Full overview and perfect preparation for rework or repair station to avoid defect products leaving the plant.
According to a recent study, human errors alone cause an extraordinary 23% of unplanned downtime in manufacturing. These errors, and resulting defects, are a large cause of manufacturing quality issues and unplanned downtime. Mistake proofing, also referred to as Poka-Yoke, is a Japanese ideology describing any method used to detect and prevent errors that cause defects.
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The Scalable Quality Solution 3 (SQS3) eliminates errors in product assembly regardless of whether you start with a single station, a production cell or whether you want to manage the process of your assembly line. Up to 10 stations can be connected, even different products or variations of products. SQS3 ensures product quality, process reliability, and transparency as well as product safety at each assembly station. It guides your operators through the assembly process leaving no room for error or oversight. With its new module, ToolsNet Rework, you also gain control of your rework and repair processes. Our white-paper on error-proofing and quality assurance gives you a deeper insight in how to optimize your processes in industrial assembly.
Remarkable success stories with a strong impact on return on investment
For a seat producing company, the implementation of error proofing functionalities in their assembly line now creates annual savings of USD 1 million - not considering the increase in customer satisfaction by doing it "right first time".
Why is that?
Assembly processes in industrial manufacturing, especially in Motor Vehicle Industry, get more and more complex: a high number of variants, parts, tools, assembly steps and often safety-critical tightenings. High pressure on operators caused by short cycles makes these processes even more complex. Download our case study overview to discover the values of implementing error proofing functionalities in assembly processes.
Organizes SQS3 functions of all workstations across the shopfloor from a single, easy configuration interface.
Enables and disables DC tools and wrenches via the controller. Use automatic program or job selection.
Step-by-step visual operator guidance guarantees that everything is done right the first time, every single time.
Enables easy connectivity of external I/O devices eliminating the need for a PLC.
Visually guides operators in picking parts from bins based on digital I/O capability.
Prevents unauthorized system access enforcing user roles and privileges.
Identifies parts by means of serial numbers or product IDs to ensure the correct parts are being used to build a product.
Detection of errors in production process and automatic guidance through the repair process at dedicated rework stations.
Traceability of all assembly actions (torque, parts, digital I/O, manual confirmation) and missed tasks from all stations and all products.
Easy and convenient access to collected data via web UI.
Learn how to control your assembly process to reduce downtime and high rework rates.
Atlas Copco’s error proofing software “Scalable Quality Solution 3” guides your workers visually step-by-step through the right sequence. Ensure traceability and detect risky deviations storing centrally all process results and improve your product quality with a zero-defect strategy.
Discover all license options for the comprehensive quality assurance solution from standalone assembly stations to a complete shop floor or enterprise solution. Easy-to-use operator guidance, tightening data recording, traceability and part verification for error proofing, product repair, and prototype assembly.
ToolsNet Rework, as a module of the SQS3 error-proofing software, helps to achieve zero defects in rework or repair processes improving productivity and trust of your customers. ToolsNet Rework drives product quality, process reliability, and transparency.
Discover how to get control and traceability of rework and repair in assembly processes to bring error proofing of assembly on a higher level.
Getting tightening data from the assembly line, ToolsNet Rework evaluates tightening results and points out defects or missing steps of a product. The software guides operators through the repair or rework process and centrally stores the data.
ToolsNet Rework integrates seamlessly into existing production environments. No changes to processes or production equipment are required for easy and riskless implementation in the process. Even with a manual click wrench the rework task can be fulfilled.
Defects can be caused by a number of reasons anywhere in a production line and being able to quickly identify the root cause of a problem is crucial. To get to the bottom of a problem, a system perspective is needed. Smart Connected Assembly provides exactly that, learn more how this solution will help you!
Process control and error prevention is essential in today’s complex assembly processes to assure highest product quality and minimize rework rate or line stop. With our error proofing software “Scalable Quality Solution 3” you guide workers visually step-by-step to guarantee right part, bolt, tool and process steps are done also collecting and analyzing your assembly data.
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