Solution: Production Rules Configurator
Industry 4.0 is a very important topic at the Bosch plant in Homburg, so it’s no surprise that they are currently running a wide range of projects to make it a reality. One of these projects resulted from the plant’s search for a solution that would monitor processes in injector assembly and throttle plate production while reducing faults and deviations. This need arose because workers were unable to constantly keep track of all the relevant process and product data in the manufacturing chain, as is necessary to guarantee smooth production flows.
Homburg integrated the Production Rules Configurator into its existing IT landscape, with the aim of monitoring production data from the EDM machines and reducing the incidence of faults and deviations.
How does the Production Rules Configurator work?
The Production Rules Configurator now detects deviations in throttle plate production at an early stage and immediately notifies the person(s) in charge, enabling them to take the appropriate steps to prevent downtime or quality losses. Users can create the rules themselves and modify them at any time – no programming skills required. After achieving such success with the EDM machines, the Production Rules Configurator was deployed on the assembly line as well. Since its introduction, downtimes on the line have decreased considerably. Due to the excellent results on both lines, the Homburg plant plans to integrate the Production Rules Configurator into more of its processes.