A high number of products, variants, changing processes as well as rotating operators are today's production challenges in manufacturers' assembly.
Some typical tightening errors in the assembly process are
- use of wrong tools
- use of wrong sequence or parameters
- or even missed tightening
If the production process is not properly controlled, data transparency and traceability are missing, low productivity and increased costs are the consequences.
To reduce downtime and rework also secure high product quality, the implementation of a tightening control system as a basic step into error proofing and process control is key.
Once implemented a tightening control system like Smart Assembly Management System (Smart AMS) you get clear insights into all tightening results. You discover critical stations where more defects are produced due to unclear processes and human factors.
With Smart AMS System you get
- Tool control with right tightening tasks
- Documentation of tightening process (OK/NOK)
- Visual feedback about tightening result via tool, stack-light, or operator panel
- Data collection and storage (e.g. in MES)
- Alarming in case of failure or emergency.
What happens if an assembly step fails and the product needs repair or rework? Support your operators in solving their repair tasks with zero defects: Add the software module SQS3 Rework as well as an industrial PC like the AC Node to a specific rework station in your assembly line to grant efficient, clear processes as well as storing all rework data to your build process. SQS3 Rework offers a clear target-actual analysis: Where are the faults? What needs to be done? With full step-by-step graphical instructions on the screen operators are guided to do all repair actions correctly using the right tools and parameters. Thanks to user identification only trained and authorized operators will handle the job.
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