The new logic of dynamic modification of the recently presented ZEISS GUARDUS module for the active operator guidance considerably accelerates the assembly processes once more. Depending on the employee’s qualification and the frequency of the assembly operations which are carried out, the module of the “Manufacturing Execution System” (MES) now dynamises all the steps in which a confirmation is mandatory. In this way, the new employees learn the work in an efficient and secure way within a process with a strict workflow while the experienced employees only have to confirm the process steps in which the operator is obliged to provide proof. If the product is modified or another variant of it is manufactured, the defined dynamic modification automatically intervenes in the severity level of the operators’ guidance.
The basis of the new dynamic modification is the MES module for the active operators’ guidance. In order to enable each action in the assembly to take place in a rapid and reliable way, the ZEISS GUARDUS components provide all the inspection and assembly instructions online at the workplace by way of intuitive interfaces. For each production order, the MES generates the related assembly order in a completely dynamic way wherein the unplanned actions, such as cancellations, interruptions or repetitions, are also taken into consideration.
Due to the fact that the process control and economic potentials of the dynamic modification are now combined, the users are provided with more performance and quality, whereas the MES module for the employees’ qualification offers a current overview of all the required performance characteristics for each workplace, process or reel as well as the exact assignment to the respective employee. On this basis, all the relevant correlations between the employee, task, competence profile and the necessary operators’ guidance can be visualised. The logic of the dynamic modification of all the correlations necessary for the shift is found overall in the database of the MES and sets the degree of the operators’ guidance for each employee individually. “The interlacing of dynamic modification and process control is a source of enormous potential for our users: From now on, you can combine the necessary performance in the assembly processes with efficient process safety due to the dynamic operator’s guidance”, says Simone Cronjäger, CEO of Carl ZEISS MES Solutions GmbH.