Does your factory produce defect-free products? Mistake Proofing:- To err may be human, but production mistakes are unacceptable in any industry. Efforts should be made to produce only defect-free products, and towards this end, tools need to be used to eliminate errors or to rectify the errors quickly [...]
The Battery Pack in your Electric Vehicle – Why and How? EV Battery Packs provide an excellent alternative to fossil fuels and are environment-friendly too. No wonder, they have become essential in many applications. The widest use of battery packs has been in the Electric Vehicle (EV) industry [...]
Your production line using the right dispenser for fluids? In mass production lines, a proper fluid dispensing often leads to improved productivity, reduced wastage and increased profits. Selecting the right dispenser therefore becomes important. Depending on your line of business and the types of materials used, you have plenty of [...]
What is Poka Yoke? Poka Yoke is a Japanese term meaning Mistake Proofing and it was first developed by Shigeo Shingo, one of the IE Engineers at Toyota, in the 1960s. It is a mechanism used to eliminate errors by effectively making it impossible to make mistakes in the [...]
Are the utilities in your factory optimally used? Make sure you’re using the right controllers and sensors for the job!
Utilities contribute significantly to the recurring expenses in a factory, but often are not used properly. Utility controllers can be used to detect usage, and using IoT, they can help factories not only make huge savings on expenses but also predict any equipment malfunctions. Utility controllers are generally based [...]
Use Traceability to Avoid that Million-Dollar Loss in your Automobile Manufacturing Unit Whether it's surface, water or air, nowhere is safety more important than in the transport industry. Vehicle safety gained importance by way of law in 1966 - the 49 USC Chapter 301 – Motor Vehicle Safety Act whereby each automobile manufacturer is required to recall or repair any new vehicle with safety defects or issues, free of charge. The consequences of product recalls have caused significant financial and reputational damage. Some of the more recent recalls have been Ford (2019), Mazda and Toyota (2018), and Mercedes Benz (2017). The Motor Vehicle Safety Act was made more stringent with the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act in 2000, making traceability a must in the automobile industry.