Consultancy and Design
ATS has over 30 years of experience working in the automotive industry and has a breadth and depth of knowledge that the customer called upon during the initial consultancy period. ATS then worked with the customer to design, develop and implement the solution. By working in partnership through the whole process ATS has been able to ensure that the customer’s requirements are met and that they have a best-in-class solution.
Andon Control and Vehicle Tracking System
The solution allows communication between the MES system, the conveyor control system and the process equipment. This provides several benefits to the customer.
To start with, the solution provides the real-time status of the car together with its location. By tracking a car’s location, the system is also able to determine stoppage time for each vehicle together with the frequency of stops and their location. The reason for each stop is also recorded.
On top of this, the solution also provides standard Toyota Production System (TPS) line control functionalities such as:
- Workstation temp stop control
- Poka-yoke judgment
- Part Pick Instruction
- Line control based on the MES production schedule