Trailer and Rigid Body Assembly Performance System

lawrence david logoLawrence David is a long established manufacturer of commercial trailer & rigid bodies based in Peterborough, UK

In order to improve their manufacturing assembly process the company invested in a PlantRun system.

The system monitors the build of Curtain Sider semi-trailers through five assembly bays, each of which is equipped with a tablet and wireless barcode scanner.

Automotive Parts Production Monitoring

unipres logoFor three decades, Unipres has been delivering press-formed components to the automotive industry from its manufacturing sites in Sunderland and Birmingham.

In 2013 Unipres began monitoring the production assets at the Sunderland site with a trial on six assets. Analysis of trial data highlighted production losses including downtime and target speeds with significant potential for efficiency improvement.

Automotive Manufacturing OEE System

MCE logoMitsui Components Europe Limited manufacture high quality door closure systems for the Automotive industry from its site in Ammanford, Wales.

Continued success has ensured frequent and significant inward investment in production automation, quality analysis and measurement technologies, and machinery to enhance onsite operating capabilities, minimising reliance on external suppliers, ensuring maximum control and manufacturing efficiency.

A PlantRun system is used to monitor six assets including hot and cold rivet machines, CEMSA welding machines, TBE Multiform-SP and AGME Control Plate.

Tier 1 automotive supplier chooses PlantRun

ftFutaba Manufacturing UK is a joint venture operation of two of the worlds leading automotive suppliers, set up to supply UK & European car plants with pressed and welded sub assemblies.

The company site in Burnley, UK has benefited from a major investment program since the merger of the two companies and operates 115 state of the art robot welding/assembly units. As well as a suite of presses ranging up to 2,500 tonne to provide the most capable and efficient pressing service available.

A PlantRun system monitors the machines which are configured as 72 work cells providing machine utilisation reporting and analysis.  The system allows the company to track production efficiency and helps it meet the demanding JIT requirements of the automotive industry.

ISO / TS 16949 and OEE

Over recent years, ISO / TS 16949 has firmly established itself as a global quality standard in the automotive industry. So far dominant automotive standards such as VDA 6.1, EAQF, AVSQ, QS-9000, etc. have been largely replaced.