Whether new employees, new production processes or small batch sizes / lots of different orders - the assembly steps are carried out efficiently and correctly thanks to the graphic step-by-step instructions. The work steps are automatically documented.
The digital assembly instructions are created by you or generated automatically from the customer order by ERP integration. The central creation and management of the interactive instructions makes it possible to greatly reduce the complexity of product variations and to make changes efficiently.
The advantages of digital assembly instructions:
Quick training of employees through dynamic assembly instructions
Quality assurance even for variants or under time pressure
Secure installation of the correct parts
Avoid test procedures during assembly rework
Each step is protocolled
Capture and store knowledge of skilled workers
The visualization of the assembly steps drastically reduces the training of personnel and exposing them to different assembly jobs. Assembly errors can be practically reduced to 0.
Choosing the right display options
How assembly instructions are displayed on the shop floor is a critical factor in productivity and employee acceptance.
Centralized management, decentralized display
The central functionality of the software allows the configurations to be managed centrally and released to different production areas.
The advantages of a centralized software:
- Central access and configuration
- Changes easy to implement
- Differentiated assignment of rights possible
- Integration into third-party systems possible (e.g. ERP)
- Automatic distribution to assembly stations in the production or worldwide
- Current instructions in use.
Why should you strive for a paperless assembly process?
In addition to ensuring correct processes and recording data, digital assembly have other valuable advantages. Digital work instructions are created and administrated much faster, more flexibly and more securely than paper-based instructions.
New assembly instructions or updates to existing instructions are created centrally and can be displayed immediately on the shop floor at the correct workstation as needed. In contrast, it is much more time-consuming to create or adapt instructions, print them on paper and distribute the output to the various workstations. You also need to collect and dispose of the older versions.
The same advantages apply if you want to switch between different variants in the assembly. The latest, digital instructions are easy to find in the system. There is no need to print and distribute instructions on paper. Workers follow the correct instructions, mistakes are avoided. This allows to switch from one variant to another much faster.