Bosch Marignier faced several challenges within its manufacturing operations:
- New Employee Training: The introduction of new employees to the intricacies of the assembly process posed a challenge due to the diverse range of modular workstations and the necessity for precise assembly methods.
- Modular Workstations: The need to efficiently utilize modular workstations for assembling different products required a streamlined and adaptable guidance system to maintain operational efficiency.
- Quality Assurance: Meeting and exceeding customer expectations for product quality demanded a comprehensive approach to ensure consistent and accurate assembly processes.
Arkite Operator Guidance Platform: Bosch Marignier implemented the Arkite Operator Guidance Platform to address these challenges:
- Process Guidance: Arkite’s platform offered clear and intuitive process guidance for picking and assembly actions. Its user-friendly software ensured that even new operators could quickly grasp complex assembly procedures.
- Seamless Integration: The platform seamlessly communicated with Desoutter Smart Tooling, enhancing efficiency and accuracy in assembly tasks. The Bill of Materials (BOM) was directly streamed to Arkite, enabling real-time data integration.
- Project Setup: The implementation covered four workstations, each equipped with 3D sensors, projectors, industrial PCs, and touch screens. This setup facilitated a comprehensive and interactive guidance system.
The integration of Arkite’s Operator Guidance Platform yielded substantial improvements:
- Adaptability: When introducing new products for assembly, the platform proved highly adaptable, ensuring a swift transition and reduced downtime during the setup phase.
- Enhanced Training: By projecting digital work instructions directly onto the work table, new operators required minimal external guidance, accelerating their training process and increasing confidence.
- Quality Enhancement: The comprehensive guidance system contributed to a marked improvement in product quality, aligning with Bosch Marignier’s commitment to delivering products of the highest standards.
In summary, the collaboration between Bosch Marignier and Arkite resulted in a seamless integration of advanced technology into the manufacturing process, addressing challenges related to employee training, workstation adaptability, and product quality. The Arkite Operator Guidance Platform’s ease of use, integration capabilities, and real-time guidance led to enhanced efficiency and improved quality assurance, solidifying Bosch Marignier’s reputation as an industry leader in automotive technologies.