Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services


Job sequence optimiser

12 May 2010 Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Mydata has released MYPlan version 4.1, which includes a new job sequence optimiser. The powerful optimisation algorithm calculates the best production sequence and changeover strategy, for any mix of products and batch sizes. The software eliminates unnecessary feeder movements while maintaining high uptime and throughput, and in that way saves both time and resources.

The new module will automatically calculate an optimised job sequence, using an advanced algorithm that takes both machine speed and feeder loading effort into account. Jobs that are suitable to run together based on part commonality, will be placed in family kits. Other jobs will be run separately, with different changeover strategies depending on batch size and priority.

MYPlan 4.1 is fully integrated with the material handling system MYLabel, and the automated storage solution SMD Tower. As a result, machine operators are guided through the entire setup process, supported by a fully automatic component delivery system. Furthermore, the production planner has full visibility of material status and availability, ensuring that every work order can be completed without risk of shortages.



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