TRUMPF’s (Farmington, CT) new Oseon software package allows users to fully automate the flow of materials on the production floor without linking it to a large-scale storage system. Manufacturers can use the new Oseon software to create leaner production processes and see relevant data on manufacturing processes and upstream and downstream activities on one display.
The TRUMPF developers rely on a combination of barcodes and smart docking stations to efficiently manage the flow of materials. Each pallet transported by cart or trolley has a barcode. After placing the machined parts on the pallet, the worker scans this barcode with a hand-held scanner, thereby “wedding” the pallet to that particular batch. Next, the worker pushes the cart into a special docking station developed by TRUMPF that includes various built-in sensors. Alternatively, this journey can be made autonomously by an automated guided vehicle controlled by Oseon. Once the cart has successfully docked, the docking station sends all of the information to Oseon, providing all of the data Oseon needs to efficiently organize the transportation of the materials.
Oseon enables users to synchronize material flow with production schedules. Once the user has loaded the processing schedule into Oseon, the software takes over the task of managing many of the factory’s logistics processes. Oseon receives continuous process data updates from all of the production machinery while also holding information on batches, material stocks, the locations of each cart and trolley, and the parts that are required on the shop floor. The open interfaces allows the integration of machines from other suppliers in addition to TRUMPF machines to create a fully networked production.
For more information: https://www.trumpf.com/en_US/products/software/oseon/