The powerful technology and outstanding interface of Aegis have helped bring speed, control, and visibility to our facility and customers.
The iLaunch documentation engine transforms CAD and BOM data into interactive operator support documentation allowing for new and return processes to be done exactly the same way, or changed and displayed for any operator involved in the job to see. It enables ‘templating’ of documentation across every station in the route. These templates fully automate most visuals upon import of the design. Documentation supports clipboard, OLE embedding, video, multimedia, hyperlinking to secondary documents or sites, and a full complement of annotation and graphical tools.
Beyond the documentation created using iLaunch’s CAD data, the software enables linking or embedding any type of secondary documents such as user manuals, ISO manuals, etc. which with iView it will create a paperless environment with all documentation at the reach of any operators fingertips instantly. With all the documentation and instructions saved and easily accessible, the time it takes to process a job will be shortened and each step will have detailed information both photographic and text to keep every point of the process moving smoothly with no steps left out assuring the process is repeated identically for each step and every job will help to improve quality.
There is a sign off feature on all new revisions and jobs to keep all projects checked by multiple people who have knowledge about the project before going into production protecting quality from an individual’s error.iMaterials in combination with iQ and iTrac will allow Hi-Tech to do a number of things for the quality of our Customers product and allow for the tracking of a product within a few keystrokes.
iMaterials will change the material setup by controlling it with barcoding versus an operator manually checking parts off which could result in a human error and running bad product. With the barcode setup, this will also speed up the process which will speed up the overall process. The different areas this can be used for is not only limited to being used for machine verification but any hand station setup. iMaterials will take nearly the entire verification process out of human hands and take it to a barcoding level which in turn will decrease the error opportunity on any of our products tremendously.
iTrac will allow Hi-Tech to take tracking products to a whole new level. iTrac will track and control the route of a product from start to finish and will ensure that there are no skipped steps in the process of any specific job. This is accomplished by a barcode setup and scanning at each process to see the procedure at each point. Once scanned iTrac will check if that is the correct route sequence for the product at the level of completion that is currently on hand, and if the level of completion does not match the point of the process the product is at the software will not allow the operator to access the documentation or instructions for the current step and will redirect the board to the correct process point. iTrac will also be used to view any jobs progress from a computer which will allow for easier and faster access to production.
iQ will allow Hi-Tech to take its quality to a higher level for all of its customers. iQ will add a new software which will work with our AOI machine and will keep records of any defects that were caught with it. With this information, it will make “hot spots” so to speak on the board to view where mistakes were made in the past and how many errors were caught in that area so we can record and work on old mistakes without forgetting they existed. This will allow us to keep any trouble areas under a close eye to make sure that a problem we had in the past does not repeat itself. Also from the information recorded with iQ graphs can be produced and shown to see progress made etc...
iQ can be used at any point in the routing unlike any other procedure so as soon as a problem occurs it can be fixed and recorded when and where the problem occurred making troubleshooting even more precise. Fusion Analytics will allow Hi-Tech to see everything that is going on under the roof in real-time. Fusion Analytics will allow access to predetermined graphs and production numbers straight from the machines on the shop floor.
This can be accomplished by real-time monitoring dashboards. These dashboards can be edited and adjusted at any time to get a different report shown. The dashboards can display any information that is being tracked via iTrac iQ or iMaterials that are recording information on the floor. It can take data from the surface mount machines and send the information to the dashboard stating the speed at which the product is being run in real-time as well as historical reports which can be compared to real-time to see if something may be wrong on the floor to slow down a process. Also, Fusion Analytics can be used to retrieve any information from the floor to be in real-time or past records. With that kind of information being accessible within seconds there is no limit to our traceability and quality assurance.