Dynamic Modification for More Rapid Assembly Processes
The New Module for the Active Operator Guidance Accelerates the Processes in Quality and Production Management
Ulm / Oberkochen, Germany | 12 November 2020 | ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions
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.
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling more than 6.4 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2019).
For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.
With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future of technology and constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership.
With over 31,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 sales and service companies, 30 production sites and 25 development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.
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ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions
ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines, optical and multisensor systems, microscopy systems for industrial quality assurance as well as metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering, plastics and medical technology industries. Innovative technologies such as 3D X-ray metrology for quality inspection round off the portfolio. In addition, ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions offers a broad global spectrum of customer services with ZEISS Quality Excellence Centers close to its customers. The company is headquartered in Oberkochen. Production and development sites outside Germany are located in Minneapolis in the USA, Shanghai (China) and Bangalore (India). ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.