Paperless work environment.
Transforming paper manuals into digital work instructions
- Centrally store procedures in a digital way
- Efficient update and distribution of procedures
- Interactive, step-by-step instructions through Augmented Reality
- Supporting a clean desk work environment
Getting rid of paper manuals
Many manufacturers still rely on paper work instructions to guide operators. This can lead to productivity and quality issues. Because lengthy paper manuals are not searchable, operators have a hard time to find the correct instruction for the task they need to perform. And once they have found the right procedure, the instructions are often difficult to follow due to complicated sentences, poor layout and lack of clarity. Furthermore, they are not easy to update, as they require time-consuming editing, reviewing and approval processes for any proposed change. Additionally, it is difficult to trace and collect relevant data, making it impossible to monitor the effective and correct usage of the instructions.
In this context, Arkite’s Operator Guidance platform helps manufacturers to increase their productivity and quality in their assembly. The platform provides interactive and clear step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow by operators. Through validation via its 3D sensor, the platform also ensures that procedures are applied correctly. This approach improves flexibility, productivity and quality throughout all stages of production. Furthermore, work instructions can be updated centrally, before being distributed to all workbenches impacted.
Guiding Operators at Volvo Cars Ghent
- Guiding critical picking and assembly tasks
- Validating product quality
- Reducing risk of human errors
- PLC integration
For the V60 Rapgard line, Volvo Cars Ghent was looking for a solution to support both picking and assembly of critical components. Operators need to place a multitude of plugs into the frame of the car. These steps are prone to human errors due to the number of placement locations and the number and variety of plugs that need to be placed. Multiple Arkite 3D sensors are validating the correct execution of picking and assembly tasks and ensures qualitative performance by preventing human errors. The Arkite workstations have been integrated with the line PLC to allow a line stop if critical issues would arise.
Arkite’s Operator Guidance platform transforms your manual workstations into a digital environment by deploying Augmented Reality.
It will give you the control and insights to efficiently steer and optimize your manual assembly processes.
Arkite’s Operator Guidance platform can help you find an answer to the challenges that arise in today’s highly competitive market. By deploying Augmented Reality on your factory floor, you transform your manual workstations into a digital and interactive environment that allows you to efficiently transfer knowledge to your operators. Thanks to the seamless integration in your company’s ecosystem, our platform will also provide you with the required information to optimize your assembly process.
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“We are immensely proud of our collaboration with Arkite. Over the years of dedicated effort, this partnership has enabled us to discover innovative approaches for integrating technology into assembly processes. Above all, we highly appreciate Arkite’s exceptional human resources, who have demonstrated not only their impressive technical prowess but also their unwavering commitment to teamwork and collective learning throughout this journey.”
“Arkite provides us with an exciting opportunity to engage UK manufacturers with an innovative product that can truly improve their quality and productivity. The Arkite team support our activities here in the UK as partners, ensuring can all exploit the opportunity.”
“Arkite is an outstanding group of professionals that always respond with competence and sense of urgency in any situation. Customers feel in good hand because they know that someone at Arkite will either prevent or solve their issues.”
“We see a need in the manufacturing industry to digitize manual processes. Our clients want to be able to real-time monitor, control and trace manual processes so that they can switch faster and optimize production costs. Through the collaboration with Arkite, Rimas is even better able to meet this need. Arkite Platform has opened many doors for us in the past 2 years and has further strengthened our image as an “assembly specialist”.