SPEDE Manufacturing Solutions use Poka Yoke methods to automate and error-proof production area processes, and provide traceability of parts as they move through production to shipping of finished product. Our solutions integrate a variety of new and legacy plant floor devices to streamline operations and provide 20/20 visibility into your operations. You can choose the functionality you need on a per-line or per-site basis, and add more at any time.
You can control quality and reduce labor in the production area by automating manual tasks using Poka Yoke methods. These processes include Part Inspection, Serialization, Validation and Counting; Production Reporting; Scrap, Rework, Hold and Release control; and Serialized Traceability. You can also view real-time production data at lineside.
Interfacing to a production machine's PLC allows for reading the PLC's stored data, providing HMI synchron-ization for redundant part verification. PLC-based labeling counts good vs scrap, and prints the correct label automatically to ensure labeling error-proofing. Real-time production run data displays at lineside for better decision-making.
Component Traceability enables you to see all individual components that went into the manufacturing of an end item by linking the end part number to its serialized and non-serialized components, creating accurate traceability from raw to finished part, and minimizing the scope of recalls.
Operations Traceability automates quality control in the WIP area by ensuring that each part has gone through an operation successfully before it advances to the next operation. Real-time 20/20 visibility lets you see exactly what parts are in which operations right now, and view traceability history.
A vision inspection system can identify or validate parts and/or components based on its unique characteristic, and automatically divert incorrect or defective parts to maintain quality control. Vision is also used for counting serialized and non-serialized parts for packaging / dunnage control and for labeling error-proofing.
Labeling error-proofing and quality control is achieved by using input from a PLC, weigh scale, vision sensor and/or USB camera to ensure the part number is correct and the pack count is correct before automatically printing a label. Serialized labels can be printed for individual parts, and for containers of parts requiring an internal or a customer label.
Weigh scales at the packaging line can be used to calculate the number of parts being packed into a container and then trigger a container label to print when the total count of parts, based on individual piece weight and allowance for tare weight, is correct.
Your operators can view and monitor the real-time completion status of today's releases so they know which parts to build to meet today's schedules. A red/ yellow/ green status code indicates whether more parts are needed, or if it's time for a changeover for the next part.
For part verification and packaging, inexpensive USB cameras can determine if all parts have filled their segmented packaging slots in a layer of a shipping container. To confirm quality control standards are being maintained, optional video can provide proof that the container was packed according to customer requirements.
A SQL Server PC on your WiFi or wired network runs the SPEDE Apps to interface to production machine PLCs, Line-side PCs, Vision Sensors, weigh scales, conveyors, cameras, OCR and your host ERP, EDI and OEE systems.
A small Bluetooth Beacon can be attached to WIP containers of parts to automatically record their movement. When a container movement is detected, the Beacon transmits its ID to SPEDE and the SPEDE Locator App is updated.
A small Bluetooth Beacon can be attached to large singular items such as steel coils, to automatically record their movement. The Beacon wakes up and transmits its ID to SPEDE when coil movement is detected, and the SPEDE Locator App is updated.
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