Getting hundreds of datapoints during the assembly process and using that data in real-time to control processes used to be prohibitively expensive. Thankfully, technology leaps have occurred over the last five years. A wide variety of assembly tools now come with connectivity and data output standards. That change, coupled with continued Programable Logic Controls (PLC) advances has led to significant breakthroughs on how products can be assembled. With process and data, quality can be driven to even lower defect rates while productivity improvement activities can be pinpointed. World Class Industries (WCI) is an eager adopter of this technology through its Virtual Assembly Factory solution and is eager to collaborate with customers’ most complex and challenging assembly projects.
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Effective assembly control starts with planning. Using Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) techniques, WCI designs processes that meet design requirements and cost goals.
Data Equipped Tools
The tools available to effectively and efficiently assemble are growing daily. Below is a partial list of the tools WCI has used on previous projects.
The emergence of common protocols and various tools provides great promise and opportunity. The trick often is in the integration techniques used to make the process coherent and tied to all tools deployed in a cell or system. WCI maintains assembly process and tool knowledge in-house with a dedicated team available to work on new projects, quickly troubleshoot downtime, and ensure proactive maintenance is being done. Having this built-in capability provide confidence that WCI has the knowledge and experience to successfully unlock value on the most complex and challenging assembly projects customers have.
The assembly data revolution is here and WCI’s expertise makes our Virtual Assembly Factory solution an effective way to unlock the associated value. Our team is experienced in implementing assembly technology in ways that matches our customers’ goals. Most important, data-rich assembly is also full integrated into the other portions of WCI’s proven processes: procurement, order fulfillment, and project management.