“Transparency is the basis for cost-efficient and modern production! KIS.ME assists us on our path to digital manufacturing.“
- Eric Bulach, Head of Strategy | Products | Markets at RAFI
In production companies, it is extremely important to record and display parameters relating to quality, performance and availability on a timely basis as well as automatically if possible. On this basis, process optimisations in the manufacturing process can be measured and OEE key performance indicators can be calculated automatically. It is then possible to promptly respond to current problems in production. You can use data evaluation to measure and analyse downtimes, which allows you to implement process optimisations and increases in efficiency, for example.
KIS.ME provides a starting point for data-driven process optimisation, which is also possible with older machines that need to undergo an IIoT retrofit.
"KIS.ME provides us with the required increase in transparency in production in order to ensure optimal process control for personnel, machines and materials."
- Stefan Metzger, Head of Production at RAFI Group
One or more Andon boards can be easily set up via the KIS.MANAGER software platform and displayed on any devices with web browsers. This means that key performance indicators are always directly available to the shopfloor management at any time and everywhere.
Various graphic elements such as bar graphs and pie charts are available for this purpose and can be defined and independently set as desired. And all of this is much easier than when the same thing is implemented with MES or ERP systems. A script language that allows you to flexibly perform a wide variety of calculations and display the results is also running in the background.
You can easily retrofit your plants with the KIS.Devices (e.g. KIS.BOX or KIS.LIGHT) via digital outputs or inputs that acquire the necessary data and use WLAN to send it to the KIS.MANAGER software platform. A simple cable is used to connect the KIS.Device to the plant or test instrument. Commercially available sensors can also be used to detect conditions. WLAN connections can also be established using the security-irrelevant “guest network” (VLAN/DMZ), which is usually available without it being necessary to make additional IT investments – with the advantage that the production network cannot be negatively affected.
This means that key performance indicators are always available to you everywhere.
KIS.ME helps you save time on formatting production key performance indicators. What used to happen manually and with a major time lag can now happen automatically and practically in real time.
KIS.ME makes it possible for you to:
Determine and evaluate the cycle times, the number of people on the production line, the static and dynamic line cycle, first pass yield, downtime, productivity, and other key performance indicators. The transparency you gain in this way makes it possible to recognise where optimisations can be made and incorporate improvements – and subsequently measure the effectiveness of the change. After your production line is optimised, you can also keep an eye on productivity over the long term.