Regina Ziegler reaches into a box and takes out a sealing
ring. A green light comes on above the box and the next work step is displayed
on a screen over her workstation in Injection Pump Production. This process,
which illustrates the assembly process step by step using images and videos, is
called guided assembly.
Tools like torque wrenches and measuring instruments are digitally connected to the system too, enabling assembly to be documented end to end. If a bolt is done up with the incorrect torque, if the wrong tool is used or if work steps are not carried out in the prescribed order, the system flags it up. At the end of the process there is a digital assembly record, which is linked to the production order for that particular component. This saves colleagues having to complete the customary manual documentation, which used to interrupt the workflow constantly. Sources of error are largely eliminated too. The plan is to employ the system in Aurangabad and Colchester as well as the pilot sites, Augsburg and Frederikshavn. It could conceivably be used for gas turbine assembly too.
Link to Digitalization in day-to-day work
Link to Werker Cockpit
Link to ITOPS
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