STAIN+ MES has integrated the power of WEB technology on mobile devices with ANDROID or iOS (tablets and smartphones), to enable operators moving around departments to have a technologically advanced and smart interface for interacting with machinery and/or logging departmental tasks completed.
As a result, assembly benches do not need to be equipped with hardware, as the mobile device accompanies operators and can be shared between several operators, enabling savings on wiring (everything is wireless) and hardware maintenance costs.
Operators/departmental managers can interact with STAIN+ from mobile devices, such as tablets or smartphones, without going to a fixed PC terminal to:
Operators may carry out manual production tasks (e.g. manual assembly of parts) or other tasks that need to be tracked to calculate the time used by each person (e.g. a toolmaker may carry out tasks on machinery, preparations in the tool shop, provide support etc.).
Manual part manufacturing tasks are manual production activities carried out by one or more operators at a workstation (e.g. assembly). With mobile STAIN+, operators can:
Operators may carry out manual production tasks (e.g. manual assembly of parts on a bench) or control the progress of production machinery not automatically connected to STAIN+. In both cases operators, with a few simple entries, can control production progress and monitoring as if data were automatically collected by STAIN+. In this case, having a mobile device is very convenient for operators because workstations are not fixed, but are set up on a case-by-case basis, depending on the requirements of the job, and the tool for logging and monitoring production accompanies the operator and not the workstation. Even with machines where connecting piece-counters to have automatic data is not required, mobile power helps operators who use the tool accompanying them when in position on machines where production start and finish records are necessary. Using the mobile technology it is possible to:
These tasks are not necessarily linked to a production order or registration of parts, but they track all possible tasks that operators may carry out during a shift, calculating the time allocated using the sum of times for the various tasks.