Monitoring Production Processes With Custom Dashboards
In the new factory, Airopack produces ready-to-fill aerosol cans with a patented valve technology that allows them to use pure air instead of toxic propellants and chemicals. All necessary parts are manufactured and assembled by machines on the factory floor. However, the entire process didn’t run as smoothly and effectively as the company would like. Because of the high output, the machines operate at very high speeds. Often, one machine producing parts was running so fast that the rest of the production line couldn’t keep up, resulting in forced downtime or problems synchronizing production. Airopack needed a better tracking and monitoring system to optimize the production process.
Marviq engineers proposed a software solution that addressed all the problems. We made all the data streams from machines and other data sources transparent and converted them into management information through software. The dashboards we created now clearly display all the necessary information. This allows the manufacturer to quickly assess the technical performance of all machines, get a bird’s eye view of the factory’s performance, and track the supply chain in real time.
One of the many solutions Marviq implemented was a system to monitor production waste and scrap. Now, with a glance at the dashboard, the manufacturer knows exactly what percentage of production ends up as recyclable scrap and what inevitably ends up in waste. With this information, production line management can quickly intervene in the process to increase its efficiency and effectiveness.