In the industrial sector a constant activity control allows you to take prompt action if anomalies are detected in the normal production cycle.
Simply take a ride on any production line to find hundreds of paper forms, compiled by the operators, each of which represents an activity report done on a particular machine or a particular line.
This modules sometimes simple and sometimes complex, which in addition to the values of "head" (day, month, year, operator ...) are present all the necessary information
to quantify and qualify the activities carried: machine stops with relative causal, the number of pieces produced, number of rejects with reasons, batch completed, the checks carried out, quality certifications by the operator, and so on.
Detail of a classical form of data collection in production.
Detecting to detect
All these data are collected and their analysis were born corrective actions and / or specific improvements are essential
to improve competitiveness and bring a smile to the corporate income statement. But how does all this happen?
Turning between the lines, over and above the glass separating them from the offices of the production managers, we discover an army of people dedicated to this activity, involved hours and hours of data collection. This is fine when, in other cases we find piles of paper abandoned, maybe beyond will be elaborated to populate the archives necessary for the various analyzes, or that perhaps they will remain there until the moment they are thrown away because it had become obsolete.
Thrown away, deprived of their original meaning, devoid of that noble function assigned to that was, simply, a "notice" of something that perhaps was not the right way. And so, after months, you find a line that works only 70%, hundreds of articles that are made and that all have the same fault ...Fault reported on the day of his first appearance, defect detected the next day, but the value of which information has been left there, on a piece of paper.
A possible efficiency
Fortunately this is not always the case: many companies today are equipped with detection systems, monitoring and control of production very effective
from PDA through the touch screen machines, devices in radio frequency card. In the paper? Even the paper? Yes, just the paper.
In many cases, the paper is the only tool you can use and, of certainly, is what that enjoy most familiar to the user, which costs less and,
last but not least, it has virtually no impact on the way acquired to work, frequently consolidated over the years.
Although the paper is not new, it is in the mode of use of the same that the change takes place: in fact, innovation is the way in which these data are collected.
No more armies of professionals dedicated to data entry, transcription errors no more, no more data in terrible lag,
no more data that will never arrive. Introduce modern data capture means to give a twist to the way in which these data are extracted:
the modern technologies of scanning and optical character recognition allow us to process thousands of information in just a few minutes, with high levels
of quality and cost incredibly low. Why not take advantage?
The layout of a module designed for data capture from Recogniform Technologie SpA: the quantity and type of data to be read can be defined according to specific needs.
A few steps
The implementation of a modern solution of data capture in field of record production data ca ben summarized in followind steps:
1. Needs analysis: sometimes not all data extraction are relevant,
sometimes essential data are missing.
The analysis of "wath" we need detected is the basis of good
success of a system.
identifying the "wath", need to determine the "how".
Depending on the amount of data you can decide for build a module with specific layout,
carefully optimized for the data capture, simple to fill out, but suitable to speed up the recognition minimizing the possibility of errors.
Definition of qualitaty control:
can be delegate to the software of optical recognition seems much of the qualitative verify of data extract, so
send into output only the data qualitative perfect, thus avoiding polluting the database with incorrect information.
Defined the preliminar aspect
remains to be seen "what" change effectively.
Change little in apparence, but much in substance.
The using of easy paper modules for the
data collection not required any training of operators
or huge investments
in equipment: the impact on operative terms and economic is minimal.
One or more scanner, into one or more lines, into one or more
establishments, into one o more Country for acquire the modules:
one documental scanner equipped with low end ADF, acquired 3.5-40 module per minute.
The images are automatically transferred over the network to a server that takes care of their "recognition" straightens them, cleans them, self-orients them, read them and controls them. At the end of this stage, the data are sent to the output, information is given where and how to serve on a file or DBMS, enriched if necessary cross-referencing data from other sources.
And if some data is not formally correct? If the software is not sure you've read a certain value? If the product code you entered is not present in my master data?
Never fear: the confirmation of data occurs in a few moments, with a convenient interface validation / correction, in which the "suspect" is presented to the operator directly on the monitor. No more paper, then. A travel are the images, and the images travel the information contained in them.
The graphical user interface of correction integrated into Recogniform Reader is simple and intuitive: the validation phase of the suspect data is extremely fast and immediate.
The data capture should be include elements of fexibility into modern company and
not in any way represent an additional stiffness.
It is therefore of fundamental importance to adopt a powerful, flexible and manageable in total autonomy.
The production requirements are constantly changing and they are changing with the information we need:
you must be able to be able to autonomously make all the necessary changes, in a simple, fast and cheap.
It is essential to adopt software solutions that enable me to process an unlimited number of documents,
effectively and quickly, minimizing human intervention.
It is important to choose software that adapts the needs of the moment and that will enable me,
if necessary, to increase my production capacity at no extra cost.
Is determinant to find a reliable technology partner, with experience in the field and, even better, who is the owner of the technology used.
Data capture applied to the detection and monitoring of production means that in a few moments you will have all that is necessary for our analysis, in near real-time. It is thus immediately ready to take action to correct that defect, verify that machine or, more simply, to answer the question "what" and "how" I produced. When? Today.