In this cartoon video, a plant manager explains how ATS Inspect helped his company to improve their product quality and reduce manufacturing costs.
Reduce Warranty Claims
We were making too many losses. What we needed was a Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 solution that would increase product quality and prevent poor quality products from leaving the plant. That’s why we chose ATS Inspect.
A Complete Product Quality Assurance Solution
Using ATS Inspect we collect and analyse the results of our visual inspections…
…and the results of quality checks, so that we can improve our manufacturing and MRO processes while preventing defective products from leaving our plant.
2D and 3D Inspection
When carrying out visual inspections, our operators can manually enter defects on images and 3D CAD models of the product that have been imported directly from our PLM system.
Integration with Robotic and Vision Systems
Alternatively, our robotic or machine vision systems can capture images from the product itself and carry out the inspection automatically.
Enforced Standard Inspection Procedures
A lot of our products require a complex inspection. ATS Inspect lets us break it down into more manageable steps so that nothing is overlooked.
Option Checks for Mass Customisation
And when our product includes a lot of options, ATS Inspect ensures that every single unit leaves the plant exactly as intended. Using electronic checklists, we carry out complete visual and option content checks so that nothing is missed.
Once we’ve highlighted the repairs to be carried out we then evaluate the repair and confirm whether it meets the required standards. This confirmation gives us a gating mechanism so that no open defects will escape and our customer will only see the product the way we intended.
As part of the ATS ADOS suite, ATS Inspect utilises Manufacturing Service Bus – ATS Bus to communicate with our enterprise system and control systems so that for everything we produce it can show us its current location, where it’s been, how it was made and how it was inspected. Complete traceability is built into the ATS Inspect solution so any issues we find give us the power to know where the problem arose and guarantee no other products were affected.
Realtime Quality Feedback
ATS Inspect informs our team members of the current quality state throughout the plant with scheduled updates and quality issue alerts via e‐mail, message boards and overhead monitors.
The quality analysis is also fed back directly to the PLM and gives us automated process correction.