Error-proof Manufacturing Solutions

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 technologies to create a real-time information network 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. 

Production QC


You can control quality and reduce labor in production area processes by automating manual tasks using Poka Yoke methods. This includes 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.

PLC Interface


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.

Component Traceability


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

SPEDE Operations Traceability ensures parts move successfully through an operation before moving on

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.

Vision for Part Inspection

Parts Inspection using a Keyence vision sensor validates and counts parts for packing control.

A vision inspection system can identify parts or components based on a 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 labeling error-proofing and packing control.  

Line-side Labeling Control

SPEDE lineside labeling solutions interface to PLCs, scales, cameras and OCR to ensure 100% accuracy

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 Scale Interfaces

SPEDE automated solutions interface to weigh scales for accurate parts counting and labeling

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. 

Packing to Releases / 862s

Packing to Releases/862s. SPEDE shows real-time completion status so you know which parts to build

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. 

Packing / Dunnage Control

SPEDE error-proof Packing.USB cameras ensure dunnage layers are complete. OCR validates part nbr.

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.

SPEDE 20/20 Platform / Interfaces

SPEDE 20/20 platform and interfaces to PLCs, scales, conveyors, host systems

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. 

WIP Container Tracking / Verification

WIP Container Tracking. SPEDE uses Bluetooth beacons to track each WIP container in production

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.

Steel Coil Tracking / Verification

Steel Coil Tracking. SPEDE uses Bluetooth beacons for accurate coil ID, tracking, picking, shipping

 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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