Case Study

Over 20,000 vehicles tracked per month on assembly lines in two different countries

A turnkey project that involved from panel construction to the development of communication protocols with equipment on assembly lines

Automotive

Projects ranging from panel production to tracking on assembly lines

Project Data

DIMENSION

35

stations

Traceability stations for the operation monitor and intervene on the assembly line in real time

COVERAGE

6 lines

erection

Four lines in Brazil and two lines in Argentina fully monitored and tracked

DEADLINE

6 months

from order to delivery

Three months for import, industrialisation and export of traceability stations

Context and Challenges

A major car maker needed to automatically collect and store data from several assembly lines, ensuring the traceability of all vehicles produced. It was necessary to develop specific communication solutions with different plant equipment. Traceability stations had to be installed on the plant floor in an ergonomic and safe way for operators' use. All data should be stored in a global vehicle traceability database. This went through the challenges:

  1. Monitor electrical and analog equipment of various models and closed protocols
  2. Import components from several countries for industrialization and assembly of traceability stations
  3. Exporting the solution for deployment in another country
  4. Work in partnership with a customer-defined (local) electromechanical assembly company
  5. Adopt a shift work regime, outside production hours

Solutions Used and Equipment Provided

We manufacture the metal brackets for complete assembly of traceability stations

We have developed a traceability system to allow local monitoring and operation through the stations on the factory floor

We modernize equipment from the factory floor by installing dedicated PLCs for digitizing the necessary data

We develop network sniffers for data collection in closed electronic equipment and without communication interface

We have developed improvements and corrections to the standard traceability protocol, which has never been used in any assembly plant so far

Experts

IT Technical Manager

Marcelo Simões Reis

IT, Traceability and Integration of Machinery and Equipment

Leonidas Oliveira

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Over 20,000 vehicles tracked per month on assembly lines in two different countries

A turnkey project that involved from panel construction to the development of communication protocols with equipment on assembly lines

January 25, 2021

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IT Technical Manager

Marcelo Simões Reis

published by

IT, Traceability and Integration of Machinery and Equipment

Leonidas Oliveira

DIMENSION

35

stations

Traceability stations for the operation monitor and intervene on the assembly line in real time

COVERAGE

6 lines

erection

Four lines in Brazil and two lines in Argentina fully monitored and tracked

DEADLINE

6 months

from order to delivery

Three months for import, industrialisation and export of traceability stations

A major car maker needed to automatically collect and store data from several assembly lines, ensuring the traceability of all vehicles produced. It was necessary to develop specific communication solutions with different plant equipment. Traceability stations had to be installed on the plant floor in an ergonomic and safe way for operators' use. All data should be stored in a global vehicle traceability database. This went through the challenges:

  1. Monitor electrical and analog equipment of various models and closed protocols
  2. Import components from several countries for industrialization and assembly of traceability stations
  3. Exporting the solution for deployment in another country
  4. Work in partnership with a customer-defined (local) electromechanical assembly company
  5. Adopt a shift work regime, outside production hours

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