Shopfloor networking and hardware specialist, DLoG (UK) Ltd has won a 200,000 order to supply and install a production data management and shopfloor data reporting system at Yorkshire-based Borg Warner Turbo Systems.
Through the order, DLoG will supply 50 Industrial PCs (IPCs), which will be networked to metal cutting and assembly machines at the customers Bradford manufacturing site. The systems principal features include controlling the transfer of production engineering data to the shopfloor, as well as monitoring activity against a company-wide database of standard machining cycle and job time information.
Once installed, the system will record the production status of each machine and the number of parts produced each shift, enabling it to produce detailed reports on machine uptime and downtime, OEE performance and the reasons for any scrapped work. In addition, the DLoG system will be enhanced to provide real time feedback to operators - not only allowing them to check that production targets are being maintained, but also providing them with operational information such as estimated batch completion times.
The DLoG system will also integrate with Borg Warners existing ERP system and Standard Pro implementation, which maintains production timings and other standard information across the companys manufacturing operations.
According to Borg Warner 6-sigma black belt, Darren James: We chose DLoG in preference to a number of other vendors; not only because of the proven durability of its hardware, but also through the companys willingness to customise its software to our specific requirements.
The new DLoG system will streamline our procedures and provide valuable historical data to support component traceability and plan our future production.