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Industry 4.0 Revolution: How Crickets Automation’s X Vision Transforms Company Production

A client, with two facilities and over 150 machines, has embraced Digital Transformation through the implementation of a new Manufacturing Execution System (MES) based on Crickets Automation’s XVision DataHub. This platform has proven to be perfectly suited to the specific needs of the company, offering a range of benefits both operationally and strategically.

Integration with Pre-Industry 4.0 Machines

One of the most critical aspects of industrial digitization is the integration of machinery predating the Industry 4.0 era. The use of PLC for retrofitting allows for rapid and effective integration of these machines into the new MES system. This not only extends the useful life of existing equipment but also enables optimal monitoring and management of production, reducing downtime and improving operational efficiency.

Interaction with Android Tablet Terminals

Thanks to the use of Android tablet terminals installed on each machine, operators can easily select orders, configure equipment, initiate production, manage the work-in-progress (WIP) area, view part drawings, retrieve bins from the warehouse based on the bill of materials, and verify barcodes. This interactivity enhances operational efficiency and reduces downtime.

Linkage with ERP and PLM

The MES effectively communicates with both the ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning) via databases and RESTful APIs, and the PLM system (Product Lifecycle Management) for access to drawings. This integration ensures that all production-related information is up-to-date and easily accessible, improving planning and execution of production processes.

Production Data Storage

XVision DataHub offers advanced data storage capabilities, allowing the company to collect, analyze, and leverage production data to continuously optimize processes, improve product quality, and reduce costs.

Benefits for the Company

    • Production Process Optimization: Through data collection and analysis, the company can identify and implement continuous improvements.

    • Increased Flexibility: Integration of pre-Industry 4.0 machines and the use of tablet terminals enhance production flexibility.

    • Cost Reduction: By minimizing downtime and improving efficiency, the company reduces operational costs.

Benefits for Operators

    • Ease of Use: The intuitive interface on tablets and instant access to all necessary information simplify the work for operators.

    • Increased Productivity: Operators can focus on production, reducing time wastage on ancillary activities.

    • Reduced Training Time: The intuitive platform of XVision DataHub reduces training times and costs for operators..

In conclusion, the adoption of Crickets Automation’s XVision DataHub platform has facilitated a significant digital transformation in production management, optimizing processes, reducing costs, and enhancing overall efficiency for both the company and its operators.A client, equipped with two facilities and over 150 machines, has undergone a digital transformation by implementing a new Manufacturing Execution System (MES) built on Crickets Automation’s XVision DataHub. This platform has proven to be perfectly suited to the specific needs of the company, offering a range of benefits both operationally and strategically.

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