noviembre 23, 2004
WorkPLAN links the real and virtual worlds with ANDIAMO
Version 11 of Sescoi’s WorkPLAN manufacturing management software is playing a key role as part of the ANDIAMO partnership between Sescoi, Erowa, Zwicker® Systems, and Cimatech.
Cimatech, a mouldmaker based near Salzburg in Austria, has embraced the ANDIAMO concept, using it in its day-to-day manufacture to achieve a 50% increase in productivity and a 70% reduction in through put time, all in a paperless production environment. The aim of ANDIAMO, to create a fully automated mould and die shop which integrates the physical technical world with planning and management, has been achieved at Cimatech, where the company produces up to 12,000 electrodes per production cell each year. The four companies worked closely together to make the concept a reality. Real time data is fed back into WorkPLAN via microchips fitted to each component by the technical automation solution JMSPro from Zwicker systems and Erowa. Detailed and live information of progress in the workshop allows managers to respond quickly to the changing situation, coordinating job and time management, manufacturing monitoring, scheduling, planning, CAD/CAM integration, manual and CNC manufacturing, inspection, and part identification into a homogeneous process.
The ANDIAMO partnership is inviting toolmaking companies to Cimatech’s Salzburg site so that they can experience the concept during a hands-on seminar, building a simple tool themselves from scratch in one and a half days. Additionally, the partnership can carry out appraisal and technology transfer for toolmaking companies to establish the most suitable combination of equipment and software necessary to automate their complete tool manufacturing processes.
Closing the loop in tool manufacture at Cimatech shows how automation and control can produce some spectacular results, accurately managing an inherently complex set of events. ANDIAMO is the Italian for “get a move on”, with help from Sescoi and its extensive toolmaking experience, Cimatech are running at full capacity and are benefiting from very worthwhile cost savings and productivity improvements, helping them to stay ahead of their competitors.
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