Production line is a set of interconnected units of technological equipment that provides consistent production of products from the moment of loading of raw materials (materials) to the moment of the product release of a certain readiness degree. A production (or technological) line is a complex of several components that complement each other in the production process. The product moves sequentially along the line, stopping at work centers that perform certain operations (such as assembly, painting, testing, or packaging).
Advantages of the Production Line
The key advantages of the production line are the following:
- lower cost compared to equipment for large production;
- compactness that allows to place equipment in a room with small dimensions;
- easier operation.
Production lines allow the production of large volumes of the same type of finished products, and can also be quickly re-equipped. To get started, you need to carefully plan the placement of the necessary equipment, and then it will be enough to systematically maintain it and monitor the quality of production.
What Opportunities Has an Automated Production Line?
Business owners that are interested in improving economic performance, implement automation of production processes. This allows in particular to achieve the following results:
- increase productivity by 2.5 times;
- reduce the time to fulfill orders and manufacture products;
- ensure uninterrupted activity;
- reduce the number of staff, while maintaining a stable volume of production;
- increase security and reduce human error.
Maximum efficiency can be achieved by using additional Industry 4.0 technologies, including artificial intelligence, which will analyze the necessary parameters, sensors to monitor the condition of equipment, cloud environment, and more.
How Does the Installation of KOEEBOX Sensors on the Production Line Affect It?
KOEEBOX devices allow to monitor the condition of the equipment 24/7, measuring the following parameters:
- the amount of electricity consumed;
- vibration level;
- working hours, etc.
As a result, business owners can increase productivity, find weaknesses and manage the enterprise asset management. Based on the information received from devices, it is possible to carry out, in particular, equipment condition monitoring, make planned preventive maintenance schedule, and equipment downtime classification.