Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services


Smart bin provides changeover guidance

1 January 2020 Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Missing components. Sticky notes falling off. Hunting for information. The list of reasons for unplanned downtime could go on. But in most cases, line utilisation is heavily dependent on efficient material and information handling.

The most common reason for unplanned downtime in high-mix electronics manufacturing is missing material. The Agilis Smart Bin system will help machine operators minimise downtime by ensuring that all needed material is collected and prepared just in time for production.

The system provides intuitive, paperless kitting guidance based on wireless, electronic labels (e-labels) that communicate with the central data server via a radio base station. Each unit is equipped with an e-label that is mechanically attached to the front of the bin.

The MYCenter Material Handling software guides the operator through the entire kitting and changeover process, by presenting instructions on the PC monitor, but also on the e-labels. All actions are confirmed using the handheld barcode scanner.


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