The new logic of dynamic modification of the recently presented ZEISS GUARDUS module for the active operator guidance considerably accelerates the assembly processes once more. Depending on the employee’s qualification and the frequency of the assembly operations which are carried out, the module of the “Manufacturing Execution System” (MES) now dynamises all the steps in which a confirmation is mandatory. In this way, the new employees learn the work in an efficient and secure way within a process with a strict workflow while the experienced employees only have to confirm the process steps in which the operator is obliged to provide proof. If the product is modified or another variant of it is manufactured, the defined dynamic modification automatically intervenes in the severity level of the operators’ guidance.
The basis of the new dynamic modification is the MES module for the active operators’ guidance. In order to enable each action in the assembly to take place in a rapid and reliable way, the ZEISS GUARDUS components provide all the inspection and assembly instructions online at the workplace by way of intuitive interfaces. For each production order, the MES generates the related assembly order in a completely dynamic way wherein the unplanned actions, such as cancellations, interruptions or repetitions, are also taken into consideration.
Due to the fact that the process control and economic potentials of the dynamic modification are now combined, the users are provided with more performance and quality, whereas the MES module for the employees’ qualification offers a current overview of all the required performance characteristics for each workplace, process or reel as well as the exact assignment to the respective employee. On this basis, all the relevant correlations between the employee, task, competence profile and the necessary operators’ guidance can be visualised. The logic of the dynamic modification of all the correlations necessary for the shift is found overall in the database of the MES and sets the degree of the operators’ guidance for each employee individually.
“The interlacing of dynamic modification and process control is a source of enormous potential for our users: From now on, you can combine the necessary performance in the assembly processes with efficient process safety due to the dynamic operator’s guidance”, says Simone Cronjäger, CEO of Carl ZEISS MES Solutions GmbH.
Unveiled for the first time during the #KEY20SET Screening Eagle Keynote, INSPECT moves the inspection tech industry firmly into the digital age and onto an ever-evolving software platform.
INSPECT is a comprehensive, cloud-connected software platform that seamlessly integrates into inspection workflows, facilitating data collection in the field and reporting in a fully digital, customizable and collaborative way. Designed from the ground up for use on-site with an iPad, INSPECT has a powerful web interface for managing all assets and inspections from the office.
It focuses on one often overlooked yet simple and essential element of inspection reporting – Location. With INSPECT, an observation is made in the field, linked to a MAP, to 2D views or to a 3D digital twin of the asset. These individual observations are called SPOTS. Pictures, sketches, fully customized input fields – and much more – can also be added to meet project-specific reporting requirements. Multiple users can collaborate on the same project at the same time and communicate with the built-in chat function. Reports can be generated, shared as pdfs and sent immediately – even from site.
Revolutionary Artificial Intelligence capabilities power defect detection
DEFECT has a Neural Network engine at its core which identifies and segments cracks from the images with unprecedented precision and over 1,000x faster.
Full-scale 3D scan
With just the latest generation iPad and INSPECT, a full-scale 3D scan of the user’s surroundings can be created. Dimensions can be measured, the scan can be sliced-and-diced and exported it to the user’s preferred CAD tools for post-processing.
MA8800 inspector body-camera
The team also announced the first wearable plug-in technology for INSPECT – the MA8800 inspector body-camera. The wearer’s surroundings are captured in wide-angle, high-resolution images at the same time – and these images are attached to the locations where they were taken.
Screening Eagle Technologies VP Products, Risto Doncev said: “INSPECT changes everything – not only does it give greater and more valuable insights, but it also ensures that the highest quality data is available whenever – and wherever – it is needed and in whatever format required. Never before have asset owners, inspectors and engineers had access to such powerful diagnostic and reporting technology with which to manage structural asset maintenance – and, ultimately, their profitability.”
In a bold response to the global manufacturing, education and life sciences markets so affected by COVID-19, the UK based designer and manufacturer of market leading ergonomic microscopes, 3D visualising technology, and competitive metrology systems has reduced the prices of the majority of its products for all orders placed between 19th October and 31st December.
The promotion extends to purchases of complete systems, which will include a viewing head, a stand and suitable objective lenses – detailed information is available at www.visioneng.com – accessories are included when purchased with a complete system.
Paul Newbatt, Group Sales and Marketing Director said “ ‘20FOR2020’ is Vision Engineering’s response to the current situation that our customers find themselves in. Our customers are fighting back against the COVID-19 pandemic in different ways, however their need for to deliver high quality products to their customers remains consistent.This campaign is designed to help customers who still need to invest in the quality of their output, the ability to carry out vital research, and the need to rapidly develop new products and solutions, to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction for their own products.We anticipate that a wide base of customers will find the ‘20FOR2020’ message a very attractive proposition, as they have access to reduced budgets at the present time and will benefit from taking advantage of the opportunity to maximise their available budget until the end of the year.”