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Assistance systems in manufacturing environments – a guidepost for industry 4.0 In order to avoid defects during an increasing number of variants in manual production processes and to secure globally consistent quality, electronic assistance systems are increasingly required for production today. The Bremen-based company Armbruster Engineering offers an industry 4.0 solution that is well-reputed on the market: its ELAM-platform. TEXT: ARMBRUSTER ENGINEERING | TRANSLATION: NANE STEINHOFF I PHOTOS: ARMBRUSTER ENGINEERING
The ultimate goal of each manufacturing company is to constantly produce quality products – even under difficult circumstances. For this reason, more and more interactive, electronic assistance systems with corresponding assistive devices, such as a scanner or a pick to light display, are deployed at workplaces. Through this, pro-
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duction processes become notably more reliable and efficient and the obligation to provide information about product results can be guaranteed. The interactive assistance system from Armbruster Engineering with its range of functions, as well as its tailor-made operat-
ing instructions, complies with the most difficult but, at the same time, the most important part of a secured process execution – the gradually monitored assembly. Employees are directed through various visualisations with text, pictures and drawings on their screens and in their languages. The ELAM-system is suitable for all industrial manufactories in which employees manually assemble components into products. It is especially profitable when fluctuant quantities and several versions get manufactured.“The ELAM-platform works everywhere where processes can’t at all or can only partly be automated,” explains
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