Béchir is introducing diagnostic scanners to accelerate detection of any problems with a vehicle on the production line.
These scan tools are part of the PIAF (2019) project (PROSIT in Arquus factory), launched by VOLVO IT.This software enables connection with the vehicle to facilitate programming. This is something that production staff will do directly in future, giving the operator autonom.
"Digitalising a production line means making it paperless and allows traceability advantages that can't be achieved on paper."
The inspection tablet is an integral part of visual management. It sends to inspection screens information relating to both the number of vehicles produced and their level of conformity. To do this, the vehicle code is scanned at the start of the production line, with the vehicle numbers, their model and their configuration being indicated on screens.
To summarise, as a result of adapting the VT4 line to Industry 4.0:
- Real-time information can be provided on progress of the production line at each workstation;
- Production rates can be complied with;
- Errors in manufacturing timing can be identified and quantified.