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Recognizing FactoryNet as an opportunity

More communication in manufacturing

Computers, electronic mail and the World Wide Web have become an integral part of day-to-day office life. The advantages - speed, transparency and mobility - are highly interesting for other areas of work, as well: According to experts, there is still enormous potential to be harnessed through networking of the manufacturing process. With FactoryNet, BRANKAMP has developed a comprehensive process optimization concept for this, introducing it for the first time at the wire in 2008.

Networking has been common in the office environment for a long time but, with regard to manufacturing, it is still in its infancy. A connection between production and the company network is still the exception in many companies. But a great degree of potential is lying dormant, particularly regarding the connection of both areas: With FactoryNet - networking of the manufacturing process - production processes do not only become clearer, but are also quicker and more cost effective. Process-Monitoring systems from BRANKAMP have been deployed by numerous companies in order to warrant a competitive production process. They react to the most minute changes in the manufacturing process, thereby minimizing product rejects as well as machine damage. Completely new possibilities open up with an expansion of data acquisition through intelligent online communications: With networked production, the plant manager has access to all important data at one glance in real-time. He can see which machine is processing what order, what the order status is and what the production capacity is. If necessary, he can intervene promptly and prevent no load operations and production jams. Servicing and repair work is also made considerably easier by online servicing.

And if irregularities do perhaps occur in the process, the machine informs the operator immediately by text message or e-mail. A greater degree of product quality, faster order processing and, thereby, better customer service are the main benefits of networked manufacturing. BRANKAMP has developed numerous innovative tools for FactoryNet. The exchange of systems in the event of maintenance or repair is uncomplicated with the SAR (Save and Rescue) system, as the exchange unit automatically finds the FactoryNet server upon installation and downloads the appropriate data. The innovative BRANKAMP RFID card enables a personalized access administration: All of the company's relevant work data are stored on it. Upon registering with the ProcessMonitoring system, the RFID-card causes the individual worker’s interface to be loaded automatically.

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