- Complex Assembly: The valve assembly process was intricate, leading to extended training periods for operators.
- Training Delays: Prolonged training times hindered swift adaptation to new products and processes.
- Manual Errors: Manual errors were frequent due to the complexity of the assembly tasks.
- 5s Work Environment: The need for an efficient 5s work environment was pressing to improve overall productivity.
Arkite’s Operator Guidance Platform Solution
Arkite, in collaboration with Bosch Rexroth Italy, implemented their Operator Guidance Platform to address the pain points of MADE Italy’s valve assembly process.
- Precise Process Guidance: Arkite’s solution offered step-by-step guidance for picking and assembly actions, reducing the dependency on lengthy training.
- User-Friendly Software: The platform’s intuitive software was easy to use and seamlessly integrated with Bosch Rexroth Smart Tooling, enhancing the overall workflow.
- Virtual Confirmation: A virtual confirmation button provided an added layer of accuracy and validation to each assembly step.
- Project Setup: The project was configured with two workstations, each equipped with 3D Sensors, Projectors, Industrial PCs, and Touch Screens. This setup projected digital work instructions onto the work table, simplifying complex tasks.
- Adaptability: The assembly process became agile, easily accommodating new product introductions.
- Reduced Training Time: Digital work instructions projected onto the worktable empowered new operators to swiftly grasp assembly tasks, reducing training times significantly.
- Improved Product Quality: The implementation led to a marked decrease in manual errors, elevating the overall product quality.
- Streamlined Workflow: The Operator Guidance Platform streamlined the assembly workflow, aligning with the principles of a 5s work environment.
Through the synergy of Arkite’s Operator Guidance Platform and Bosch Rexroth Italy’s industry expertise, MADE Italy witnessed a remarkable transformation in their valve assembly operations. The platform’s process guidance, integration capabilities, and projection technology revolutionized training, reduced errors, and boosted efficiency. This use case stands as a testament to how innovation, collaboration, and technology can create a paradigm shift in even the most intricate industrial processes.