Smart Factory

ANT: Smart Factory is a complex solution for manufacturing. The main goal is to give more control of the production process connecting advanced IT solutions with automation, accelerating production speedup with reliability.

Complex solution for manufacturing

Thanks to it all the machines on the shop floor are parts of a highly efficient, common, smart system. Our clients noticed a high increase in the main indicators achieving higher effectiveness.  ANT: Smart Factory is complex solutions implemented in the factory environment, cooperating with various devices and systems with key features:

Data acquisition: From the beginning, we collect as much real-time data as possible from PLCs, additional sensors and cameras on the shop floor. It allows analyzing every stage to optimize thanks to our solutions.

Effectiveness: You can plan your production and changeovers more effective. Monitoring each process stage the system helps to reduce the time for changeovers, MTTR, breakdowns and wrong products increasing operational time, MTBF and quality. Paperless allows for better information flow. Recorded data helps to identify achievable targets, analysis of efficiency improves trends, system synergy with continuous improvement methodology.

Factory overview: Everyone is up to date with the current situation. High level of communication between each stage of manufacturing – from delivering raw material, through the production process, to final products in a warehouse – causes faster reaction time in a dynamic environment, reducing unplanned situations in advance or to shorten the time to its elimination.

Your goals: Each part of this solution may be deeply customized depending on the level of automation, production technology and client’s requirements. All ANT systems are developed in ANT: AOS (Automation Operating System) distributed system platform, that allows our engineers to create custom solutions in a stable, efficient and scalable programming environment.

ANT: Smart Factory

ANT: Smart Factory

Digitized production flow and it’s impact on business effectiveness:

Imported production orders are automatically created in the ANT system based on the interface with any ERP system. Smart Factory allows to operate with more detailed production technology, so you can design your business model and improve manufacturing performance thanks to monitoring, even the smallest actions taking place on the machines. The system optimizes production dates and chooses the best production resources available.

From now on, the manufacturing process may be launched on the machines. All operational and process data are collected directly from the automation level (any PLC driver) and operator.

Once the current production is finished, the system proceeds an automatic changeover process by sending new machine setpoints or program itself directly to the PLC driver. Smart Factory significantly reduces errors and time spent during changeovers.

In a modern factory, transparency is the key. Everyone has access to real-time data and current production overview. Well visualized process and data engage all factory departments for better production effectiveness.

Based on real-time data it is more effective to make the right business decisions at the right time and react faster. ANT: Smart Factory detects bottle-necks and predicts production obstacles based on historical data. The system is an asset for your company that increases production volume.

Business goals achieved thanks to Smart Factory Solutions

Productivity growth
Productivity growth

…by increasing as OEE, Operating Time, running at full speed

Improved value of existing software
Improved value of existing software

Integration with ERP and other systems

Traceability module
Traceability module

 

For each operation is gathered either settings or measurements (sensor values, tests, barcodes, photos…) optimizing production process

Paperless
Paperless

 

In digital factory there is no paperwork. All kinds of documents, sheets and manual writing is done in the system

Smart digitalized settings
Smart digitalized settings

 

Each setting that could be done remotely saving time and other resources 

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