How can we improve the quality control of the product in the world ruled by Six Sigma, TQM, Kaizen, and Lean Manufacturing? Some may say there is not much space for improvement, yet Balluf came with a handy solution.
The main challenge for the production company is to deliver its product in perfect shape and condition. Yet on average, 0.03% of the products are damaged. As the logistic chain has many intermediaries it’s hard to address whose fault is that. At the conference, a competition was held for the best idea of technological innovation, in which we also took part. Proudly, we can say that our device took second place.
The production hall got equipped with 2 cameras that scan the serial or QR code of the product. The scan triggers the camera to take several high-quality photos from two angles which allow checking if the damage was caused at the production lane. The process allows to get a full review of the path of the product on the production line, also gives the opportunity to carry out potential innovations. The fully working MVP got delivered in 2 weeks.
The challenge that consisted of creating a device that would show the possibilities of augmented reality which was connected from inside a conference organized by Balluf company – 2018 Balluf Open Days. Balluff supports companies in the process of streamlining production processes by providing innovative devices and solutions that are used for production planning, cost optimization, and quality management.
The concept was to create a solution for the future that was to improve the work in production halls. With production goggles based on hollolens, production workers could easily have a full view of each machine with full information on its status in the form of a dashboard. We have created a proof of a concept which with the help of hollolens and a marker in the form of a suitcase. When the goggles detected the marker, a fully reactive interface was displayed above it. Goggles connected to the suitcase by using an external application also created by us.
At the conference, a competition was held for the best idea of technological innovation, in which we also took part. Proudly, we can say that our device took second place.