To the cloud, ready, go!
The best solution to a problem is to prevent it from arising in the first place. A joint solution that nextLAP Inc. and ARENDAR IT-Security GmbH have implemented for BMW Motorrad shows how this can be achieved easily and quickly at production level.
The fact that not all motorbikes are the same can already be seen on the production line at the BMW Group. A high model variance on the production lines is secured with a view to possible errors through intelligent assembly concepts.
Source: BMW / “09.04.2019 | ID: P90343576 BMW Group Plant Berlin, Production BMW S 1000 RR (04/2019)” https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/deutschland/photo/detail/P90343576/bmw-group-werk-berlin-produktion-bmw-s-1000-rr-04/2019 , retrieved 25.05.21
Intelligent probe reduces error risks
A contribution to a stable production process is offered by the IoT manufacturing product SmartShelf from nextLAP. “SmartShelf is an intelligent probe with pick-by-light function that ensures a smoother and thus more efficient production process by feeding data from the cloud,” says Managing Director André Ziemke, summarising the core function.
Smart production system
Of a number of relevant factors and functions that SmartShelf offers and takes into account for the optimisation of picking processes, in the project with the BMW Group/ BMW Motorrad, for example, the cycle run, the belt stop and the acknowledgement by employees were decisive. “SmartShelf recognises which parts have already been installed on a motorbike and which have not as soon as they enter the conveyor system. It shows from which compartment the parts are to be removed,” Ziemke explains further.