Error Proofing and Quality Control
Light Guide Systems (LGS) is a flexible,
scalable, and portable product that can be applied to industries
as diverse as automotive, medical, and electronics. Nearly any
industry that relies on manual operations involving part selection,
kitting, assembly, inspection, packaging, or maintenance to
produce a high quality, low cost product can benefit from the
value proposition offered by the LGS product.
This value proposition includes:
|1. Error Proofing - World class manufacturers recognize
the importance of building a product right the first time
in order to avoid expensive costs downstream. Utilizing
Visual Display Features (VDF), customers can self-program
the appropriate operator guidance using a combination of
text, color, and animation for each step within a part assembly
cycle. As a software based product, LGS can be programmed
to guide operators through the standardized steps involved
in part selection, kitting, assembly, inspection, packaging,
and maintenance required to produce a quality product. By
replace written work instructions with an intelligent light
guidance system, customers can realize dramatic improvements
in quality and cost through the reduction of assembly errors
and a "No Faults Forward" practice. For safety
related applications, LGS can also be used to ensure that
an approved operator sequence is followed each and every
time with the appropriate confirmation after each step.
2. Productivity Improvement - LGS measures the cycle time
required for each step of the process to be completed. This
allows for a "real time" time study to be performed
with each cycle. The stored data can then be analyzed for
opportunities to reduce bottlenecks within the assembly
3. Flexibility - LGS can be applied to nearly any manual
assembly workstation throughout a wide variety of industries.
Light Guide Systems combines the best of operator
intelligence and flexibility with the error proofing of
standardized sequencing to drive improvements in quality,
cost and productivity. The system also has the capability
to project product blueprints and training video's directly
onto the work surface.
4. Scalability - LGS can be scaled up to interface directly
into the customers I/O plant environment or scaled down
to act as a stand alone system.
5. Portability - LGS is portable enough that systems can
be moved within a factory environment to solve problems
that arise in various areas.