John Hayes, Vecna Robotics’ VP of sales and logistic, recently discussed how AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) manufacturers have found a way to concretize IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) monitoring data and make it actionable, predictive, and fundamentally useful. The article is featured in IoT Journal.
The inclusion of IIoT monitoring ensures increases in operational efficiency. Eliminating the ripple effect caused by stopped vehicles is a metric of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). The widely utilize data point, OEE, evaluates how effectively a manufacturing operation is utilized. The results are best used to identify scope for process performance improvement, and how to achieve the improvement. When the cycle time is reduced, the OEE will increase (more product is produced for less resource). More changeovers (setups) will lower the OEE, and this includes down-time from tuggers and AGVs not operating during production times. OEE measurement is used as a key performance indicator (KPI) in conjunction with lean-manufacturing efforts to provide a quantifiable measurement of success.
Without IIoT monitoring, plant managers, operations managers and logistics coordinators throughout manufacturing and distribution sectors lack the necessary real-time data for continuous vehicle status and health information.
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Vecna Robotics will be exhibiting and showcasing its AGV and IIoT technologies at MODEX 2018, April 9-12, at booth B4987. From understanding how Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things is impacting supply chains to exploring the latest equipment and technology solutions from over 850 of the world’s leading providers, MODEX 2018 is where material handling leaders meet the industry’s best and brightest, see their equipment and systems in action, and determine which solutions fit future supply chain needs.
Vecna Robotics (https://robotics.vecna.com) has quickly become the materials handling leader in the fork truck free environment while utilizing comprehensive IIoT technologies. With e-commerce exploding and customer expectations on the rise, distribution and fulfillment centers as well as third party logistics (3PLs) providers and manufacturers require Vecna Robotics innovation. Case picking, goods-to-person, person-to-goods, robot-conveyor hybrid systems, Vecna Robotics has cost-effective solutions. All systems are safety certified to operate along-side people and can accommodate the operational model that achieves the best efficiency with unmatched flexibility.
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