Quite simply: Smart Manufacturing. PLUS by abat

Reducing costs and increasing quality - the balancing act between these two requirements is seemingly becoming ever greater. Especially in discrete manufacturing, the demands on production continue to increase. Shorter cycles in the area of innovation, faster interventions in existing processes and a high degree of reliability in production are challenges that many systems struggle with. At the same time, ensuring quality, but also the constant improvement of products, is the key indicator for the future security of companies worldwide.

PLUS by abat supports these indicators: with a modular design, flexible expandability, and a stable core based on HPE Nonstop. If your company is faced with cost-intensive development and increasingly granular, discrete manufacturing, PLUS by abat is the system of choice.

The most important advantages of PLUS by abat at a glance:

  • All manufacturing processes in one system
  • High performance thanks to HPE NonStop
  • Fail-safe and therefore no unplanned downtimes)
  • Flexibly expandable, e.g. for new product variants in your production
  • Low maintenance and service costs
  • Real-time data and process control
  • Digitalized processes in the Paperless Factory
  • Visualization of work steps facilitates the respective work (abat XR)

Many processes, ONE system. Your decision for PLUS by abat

From comprehensive, visual plant management to important rework when processing defects. PLUS by abat provides the complete process chain with the appropriate data. The system controls order data, recognizes potential buffers in the process and provides real-time access to all relevant steps.

What is being done? Who is doing it? And how is it being done? With PLUS by abat, we provide the answer to all these questions.

The most important features of PLUS by abat

Shopfloor data supply out-of-the-box

PLUS is designed for direct connection and communication with your store floor and provides its own communication module for this purpose. This module ensures communication with the connected systems and routing within the application. The flexible order and process database for storing all data relevant to production, as well as the extensive functions for controlling all production processes by means of an integrated body and material flow control system, enable production to be organized more efficiently.

PLUS is designed to fully take over the complete line control directly, in high frequency and number. Together with the control of sorters within and between the trades, it thus offers extensive possibilities for optimizing the sequence and stabilizing production.

Comprehensive visual plant management

Our visual worker guidance enables modern, workplace-related and product-specific visualizations for industrial touchscreens and handhelds. In this way, product-related instructions can be made available at the work step level in a fine-granular manner at all locations in the production process. Thanks to the simple widget-based configuration, the individual stations can be quickly and easily adapted to the production process. In addition, PLUS provides a comprehensive data overview of the individual orders and vehicles, both stationary and mobile. This supports your employees in planning the next work steps in advance and enables a flexible response to changes in the workflow. Our system helps you increase process stability and create a modern working environment for users.

Rework Management

PLUS offers a fully integrated way to manage rework vehicles. This includes both an overview of vehicles with corresponding rework reasons and automated configurable prioritization. The configuration can be flexibly parameterized based on different conditions such as upcoming delivery dates. However, if the rules cannot cover every case, manual prioritization is also possible. This ensures that the highest-priority vehicle is always reworked without the need for manual lists or arrangements.

The role-specific views are optimized for desktop or smartphones, depending on the use case. There are, for example, overview views as well as views for drivers to better plan the next vehicle destinations. Through a confirmation by scanning barcodes, PLUS is aware of the status of all vehicles at any time.

With existing integration to a logistics system with parts ordering and availability, this information can also be used to control rework and make optimal use of rework areas. This guarantees efficient rework management without wasting valuable work and storage space.

Order data management

PLUS seamlessly manages all order and process data and uses this as a basis for controlling suppliers, the body and material flow, and buffers. In addition, our software solution enables you to control the entire order logistics from production to shipping.

Our central order management enables the sales department to make precise statements about the delivery date of a vehicle at any time, thus ensuring transparent traceability. Similar to parcel tracking at a shipping service provider, you know at any time where your vehicle is in production.

Inline Quality Management

Our inline quality management system records all defects on a sustained basis and controls their reprocessing. It helps to document all safety-relevant circumferences and to enable further analyses. Thanks to PLUS, the actual situation in production can be recorded at any time in order to react both promptly and in a targeted manner.

Based on the collected data, you can easily create defect statistics that support your quality management in identifying defect focal points and deriving appropriate measures.

Control of sorter and buffer systems

Our system offers a dedicated module for controlling sorter and buffer systems, taking care of core tasks such as putaway, scheduling and retrieval.

Various configurable strategies are available, which can be selected to suit the different conditions at the production sites.

Shopfloor data supply out-of-the-box

PLUS is designed for direct connection and communication with your store floor and provides its own communication module for this purpose. This module ensures communication with the connected systems and routing within the application. The flexible order and process database for storing all data relevant to production, as well as the extensive functions for controlling all production processes by means of an integrated body and material flow control system, enable production to be organized more efficiently.

PLUS is designed to fully take over the complete line control directly, in high frequency and number. Together with the control of sorters within and between the trades, it thus offers extensive possibilities for optimizing the sequence and stabilizing production.

Comprehensive visual plant management

Our visual worker guidance enables modern, workplace-related and product-specific visualizations for industrial touchscreens and handhelds. In this way, product-related instructions can be made available at the work step level in a fine-granular manner at all locations in the production process. Thanks to the simple widget-based configuration, the individual stations can be quickly and easily adapted to the production process. In addition, PLUS provides a comprehensive data overview of the individual orders and vehicles, both stationary and mobile. This supports your employees in planning the next work steps in advance and enables a flexible response to changes in the workflow. Our system helps you increase process stability and create a modern working environment for users.

Rework Management

PLUS offers a fully integrated way to manage rework vehicles. This includes both an overview of vehicles with corresponding rework reasons and automated configurable prioritization. The configuration can be flexibly parameterized based on different conditions such as upcoming delivery dates. However, if the rules cannot cover every case, manual prioritization is also possible. This ensures that the highest-priority vehicle is always reworked without the need for manual lists or arrangements.

The role-specific views are optimized for desktop or smartphones, depending on the use case. There are, for example, overview views as well as views for drivers to better plan the next vehicle destinations. Through a confirmation by scanning barcodes, PLUS is aware of the status of all vehicles at any time.

With existing integration to a logistics system with parts ordering and availability, this information can also be used to control rework and make optimal use of rework areas. This guarantees efficient rework management without wasting valuable work and storage space.

Order data management

PLUS seamlessly manages all order and process data and uses this as a basis for controlling suppliers, the body and material flow, and buffers. In addition, our software solution enables you to control the entire order logistics from production to shipping.

Our central order management enables the sales department to make precise statements about the delivery date of a vehicle at any time, thus ensuring transparent traceability. Similar to parcel tracking at a shipping service provider, you know at any time where your vehicle is in production.

Inline Quality Management

Our inline quality management system records all defects on a sustained basis and controls their reprocessing. It helps to document all safety-relevant circumferences and to enable further analyses. Thanks to PLUS, the actual situation in production can be recorded at any time in order to react both promptly and in a targeted manner.

Based on the collected data, you can easily create defect statistics that support your quality management in identifying defect focal points and deriving appropriate measures.

Control of sorter and buffer systems

Our system offers a dedicated module for controlling sorter and buffer systems, taking care of core tasks such as putaway, scheduling and retrieval.

Various configurable strategies are available, which can be selected to suit the different conditions at the production sites.

Contact our experts in the area of PLUS

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Henrik Lienstromberg
+49 421 430460

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