Smart Series Production for
Individual Customer Turbo Technology –
BOGE inaugurates its intelligent factory
At more than 100,000 revolutions per minute in use, every component has to fit. To enable high-quality and faultless production, BOGE KOMPRESSOREN has invested around EUR 2 million in intelligent production at Bielefeld. A production line of 2,000 m2 has now gone into operation, which connects components, technology and employees with one another.
“Our high speed turbo compressor is the answer to the increasing demand for individual customer solutions and greater energy efficiency at the same time”, says Thorsten Meier, CEO of BOGE. “To make the production and installation of the innovative machine concept simple and safe, we have modified groundbreaking production technology for our requirements.” The model for the intelligent smart factory is the SmartFactoryOWL in Lemgo. The prototypes installed there have been tested, and suitable processes for BOGE series production have been further developed. The partial conversion of an existing production area was completed within a year at the head office of the family-run company in Bielefeld-Jöllenbeck.
Zero errors due to smart interaction between people and machinery
A combination of digitalisation, automation and craft is the solution for producing the innovative and unique BOGE HST in a range of variants as well as with process reliability – irrespective of the wealth of experience of the employees. A digitalised assistant system enables rapid induction and ergonomic execution of complex work stages too. The components “know” their characteristics and the requirements for the production. The component coding alone thereby produces a projection of the work instructions and installation information, which appear directly in the visible area. Pick-to-light facilitates the installation of the parts required, which are available via a modular assembly kit. The process technology automatically adjusts the component-specific relevant parameters through its connection to the ERP system. The intelligent production concept enables seamless traceabliity of relevant figures for each compressor. An Andon board gives information on the current status of the production lines at any time. The smart factory is in ongoing development. The production principle will be transferred to other series too in the future.
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