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Unlocking Production Potential: The Journey of Data in Manufacturing

Rickard Hansen 5 минут на чтение Апрель 26, 2024

In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, every decision counts. But what if you could make those decisions with unwavering confidence, backed by data-driven insights? That's where the most important data comes into play.

Identifying Critical Data

In any production environment, certain data play a critical role. Some metrics can turbocharge productivity and enhance quality, while others serve as early warning signals for potential issues. Think of it as having a crystal ball that predicts downtime or flags areas needing improvement before they become costly setbacks.

In tightening, for example, some critical data are the status of the tightening - whether it's OK or NOK (Not OK). Addressing the NOK and providing insights and recommendations is essential to improve and increase productivity. Catching changes over time is also important, like wide-angle or torque deviations that indicate areas where quality can be improved. Data are also critical to assess the health of the tool by calculating the number of cycles and, therefore, the dates for maintenance.

But here's the kicker: collecting data is just the first step. To truly extract value, it must be analyzed intelligently.

The Importance of Data Analysis

Data holds the keys to unlocking hidden efficiencies and driving continuous improvement. But raw data can provide so little value. So, what really matters is insight from data analysis. Even small tweaks based on data insights can ripple through your operations, leading to substantial gains.

In today's manufacturing landscape, tightening tools generate a large number of data for operators. However, interpreting this data isn't always straightforward. Consider a scenario where a tool consistently signals 'OK'. Upon closer examination, it's revealed that the last 800 'OK' results vary by nearly 600°, equivalent to almost two full rotations of the bolt.

Can we be confident that the product meets the required clamp force? Such variability in results leaving the factory raises significant concerns.

It requires a blend of domain expertise and sophisticated analytics to transform raw numbers into actionable strategies. Effectively processing production data can help detecting process deviations and predicting future quality issues.

Embracing the Cloud Advantage

Enter the cloud—the modern-day enabler of data-driven excellence. At Atlas Copco, we've made the leap to cloud-based solutions for three compelling reasons:

  • Access to Cutting-Edge Technology: With the cloud, we can deploy the latest algorithms and machine learning tools to improve our customers' operations.
  • Unlimited Computing Power: Say goodbye to bottlenecks. The cloud offers unparalleled scalability, ensuring that computing power is never a limiting factor.
  • Seamless Collaboration: Distance is no barrier when you're in the cloud. We can troubleshoot and brainstorm solutions with our customers in real time, no matter where they are.

And the best part? Minimal hassle for your IT department. Modern cloud providers ensure data storage close to the customers, supporting low latency and national data legislation compliance.

  • 98%

    data not utilized

  • 8%

    increase in daily production

  • 10%

    maintenance cost reduction

Our Solution

In the ever-evolving landscape of manufacturing, data isn't just a commodity—it's a game-changer. By leveraging the right data, you can propel your operations to new heights of efficiency and excellence.

To facilitate your shift towards Industry 4.0 and embrace a data-centric approach, we have introduced ALTURE®: Data-Driven Service Solutions from Atlas Copco. Merging sophisticated analytics with our specialists’ expertise, ALTURE® offers data-driven services that bolster your maintenance efforts, enhance quality, and refine production workflows.

Addressing Cybersecurity Concerns

Now, you might be wondering about cybersecurity. Rest assured, it's a top priority for us. We adhere to stringent industry standards like SOC-2 and ISO27001, and our data centers are hosted on the trusted Microsoft Azure platform.

But don't just take our word for it. We understand the importance of earning your trust. That's why we ensure that your IT department is fully onboard with our solution. Customers only share information with Atlas Copco for the purpose of optimizing the usage and maintenance of the tools. Any information outside this scope is filtered before being sent to the cloud service. Moreover, our customers have complete access control, ensuring the company's authentication requirements are fulfilled.

So, should you be concerned about cybersecurity? Not if you partner with Atlas Copco. We've got you covered every step of the way.

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Rickard Hansen
Vice President Data-Driven Services

Rickard Hansen

Rickard Hansen

Vice President Data-Driven Services

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