Constant improvement as the most important core task. Suggestions for improvement are recorded and followed up here.
Fewer theoretical meetings in the conference room, but targeted walks through production. Capture waste.
Individual boards for the daily shop floor meeting. The report function enables evaluation over time.
Ishikawa or Fishbone Diagrams are useful for identifying the root cause of problems and discussing any issue.
Avoid any activity that absorbs resources but creates no value.
In Kanban boards, tasks are presented and assigned in a clear manner. Kanban is self-regulating and works according to the pull principle.
Order and cleanliness in the workplace can be methodically recorded and optimized.
The digital value stream analysis captures waste, inefficiencies and causes of long throughput times.
Changeover within a minute? Shigeo Shingo showed how it's done. Method and app are the ideal tool for your workshops to reduce setup-time.
Over 25 lean methods clearly and practically explained.
Proven methods and digitalisation
The term lean management includes methods that have been developed by the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota since the middle of the 20th century. The core idea of lean management is to create value without waste.
Lean methods are now used in many areas:
- Lean Administration
- Lean Engineering
- Lean Government
- Lean Healthcare
- Lean Leadership
- Lean Office
- Lean Production
- Lean Selling
All relevant data, such as current status or performance, at a glance.
The timeline shows time blocks (e.g. program statuses, tool usage, errors, piece counters, ...) on a daily basis along the time axis. The complete daily routine can be seen at a glance.
The graphic visualization of the factory shopfloor with machines and their current status.
States and events are logged in detail for efficient root cause analysis.
NC analysis is a typical application for series production. Here, the actual machine running times and non-productive times can be seen for each NC program in the trend analysis.
Automatic detection and logging of NC-program version and program changes for clear traceability.
The tool magazine app shows the current status of the tool magazine of each machine, including all detailed tool data. This allows the central presetting to be designed efficiently and tool searches and downtimes to be minimized.
Every tool use is recorded in detail. With the app tool analysis, usage can be analyzed from many perspectives.
In addition to tool usage, remaining tool-lifetime history is also logged. The app shows the remaining lifetime in a burn-down diagram, also with reference to use for various NC programs.
Targeted error analysis to identify the major causes of disruption.
Machine data acquisition automatically records downtimes. These downtimes are justified by the employee in the feedback app according to category and optionally with free text. The result is the basis for a precise cause analysis and optimization measures.
Acquisition and processing of data with ...
The modular data-hub Stickfish-Console
The Stickfish Console is a modular data hub, comprising a core and variable interface plug-ins. It reads, processes, converts, and redistributes data, seamlessly integrating into workflows.
A prime use case is extracting machine control data, mapping and transferring it to an ERP system. Beyond this, numerous other applications exist. The data hub can serve as a background service, providing data to your app, or you can employ our visualization and processing apps.
A large number of Interface Plug-Ins
- Siemens S7 (Powerline and Solution Line
- Heidenhain iTNC
- Fanuc i
- Num (grinders, …)
- EOS (3D printer)
- Beckhoff ADS (device and fieldbus-independent interface to Beckhoff TwinCAT
- OPC-UA … (more than 100 interfaces based on OPC-UA – ask us!)
- MQTT (open message protocol for machine-to-machine communication M2M)
- Modbus TCP/RTU
- Web server, cloud (connection to cloud services)
- FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
- XML (Extensible Markup Language)
- Web service (integration of web services – REST, SOAP)
- CSV (Comma Separated Values)
- ARC (Siemens NC program)
- H (Heidenhain NC program)
- MS SQL (Server and Express)
- MySQL (one of the world’s most popular relational database systems)
- MongoDB (most widely used NoSQL database)
- MS Access (Microsoft Access)
- OLE DB (Object Linking and Embedding, Database)
- ODBC (Open Database Connectivity)
- ORACLE (Oracle Database)
- SAP IDOC (standardized interface for SAP connection)
- MS Outlook (send data directly in MS Outlook as a calendar entry or email)
- camLine (interface to an MES system)
- Qlik Sense (integration into the data analysis software Qlik Sense – Business Intelligence)
- Power BI (interface to Microsoft Power BI, including real-time streaming)
Given the diverse nature of the machine landscape, there are instances
where hardware solutions become necessary. This is particularly true for
older machines or when decentralized data acquisition is involved. The Stickfish Blackbox is crafted to adhere to industry standards, seamlessly capturing traffic light signals, piece counters, sensors, and energy data from a wide range of machines.
The wizard enables guided processes and ensures their correct execution.
The job manager is the cell-controller for stand-alone machines, including machine allocation planning, resource checks and our wizard.
The representation of workflow events over time
The Management-Dashboard is designed individually in a grid format and contains for example tables, charts, KPI's, pdf's, counters, webviews or external documents.
The digital logbook in messenger format for easy communication and documentation, also with automatic entries.
Easily configurable reports in table or chart format.
The information comes to you. the daily, weekly or monthly report in your inbox.
The notifier triggers notifications in case of certain events. For example, certain error codes or downtimes over a longer period of time.
Bring the many individual lists into a system that can be evaluated. Whatever - whether stock levels, standard values or even master data.
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We don’t just provide our apps.
In addition, we can support you with advice and training.
A great advantage, especially when you start using digital lean tools.
Or as a regular fixed point in addition to day-to-day business.