Companies can use the new 'Oseon' software to create significantly leaner production processes and make major gains in productivity. The software includes a range of new options for managing the transportation of materials in a flexible and automated fashion. Oseon also offers production workers a clear display of all relevant production data directly within their work environment.
“Oseon once again demonstrates Trumpf’s market-leading position as a solution provider for digitally connected manufacturing. As well as reducing downtime and non-productive time, the software also makes a better use of machine capacity and makes life easier for employees. And the resulting productivity gains can be as high as 20%,” said Trumpf product manager Wolfgang Liertz. The software is easy to deploy in any sector thanks to its open interfaces.
The software allows users to fully automate the flow of materials on the shop floor, potentially eliminating the need to invest in a large-scale storage system.
“Oseon lets users synchronise material flow with their production schedule. So they can respond even faster and more flexibly to unexpected events such as rush orders, as well as processing more orders in less time,” said Liertz.
Once the user has loaded their production 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 the production machinery. As well as the data from the production schedule and machines, the software also holds information on batches, material stocks, the locations of each cart and trolley, and the parts that are required on the shop-floor.
Oseon makes life easier for production workers. Using a tablet, they can see all the relevant information on a job without leaving their work environment.
“Production often comes to a halt because the workers don’t have the information they need on the current job. In normal circumstances, it’s a hassle to search for the relevant routing slip or look up the details in the production scheduling program. But with Oseon, all the data they need is immediately and clearly visible on the screen. That prevents mistakes being made and saves time,” said Liertz.
To help companies harness their machine data to improve production, Trumpf also offers access to its new Condition Monitoring service. Trumpf’s Predictive Service Center receives up-to-date condition data from all the digitally connected machines on a customer’s shop floor, such as data on the temperature or pressure of individual machine components.
Whenever Trumpf detects an anomaly that could mean a potential malfunction or downtime, it informs the customer proactively and sends them recommended solutions. These are communicated by email, through a notification in the service app, or in a phone call from a technical expert. This allows the customer to solve problems before they result in unexpected downtime or cause the machine to produce unusable parts.
Trumpf added that Oseon is a great choice for any sheet-metal fabricator looking to boost the competitiveness of their production activities. The software can be used on shop floors where digital connectivity is still in its infancy as well as in fully-fledged smart factories, and it delivers real benefits whatever the size of the company.
Thanks to its open interfaces, the software is also suitable for users who want to integrate machines from other suppliers into their fully networked production in addition to Trumpf machines.