Beckhoff Case Studies Series Production with Lot-size-1 Flexibility
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Series Production with Lot-size-1 Flexibility

Series Production with Lot-size-1 Flexibility - Beckhoff Industrial IoT Case Study
Automation & Control - Automation & Process Control Systems
Consumer Goods
Process Control & Optimization
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Nobilia manufactures customized fitted kitchens with a lot size of 1. They require maximum transparency of tracking design data and individual processing steps so that they can locate a particular piece of kitchen furniture in the sequence of processes.

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Nobilia manufactures 580,000 kitchens per year in two manufacturing plants located in East Westphalia, Germany.
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With Beckhoff and Oracle in cooperation, a link between ERP and design software was created. Meanwhile, TwinCAT enabled Nobilia to continuously tap efficiency potential through the integration of stand-alone solutions. High-level language applications are used in production plants to communicate with the database and supply the respective plant controllers with adapted information. Solution Assessment - Type: IoT - Maturity: Medium (technology has been on the market for <5 years) Hardware Components - Beckhoff Control Panel

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Communication Performance, Design Library, Parts Type and Number , Production Efficiency, Throughput Per Plant
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[Efficiency Improvement - Productivity]
Maximum production flexibility is enabled through the use of PC-based control technology.
[Efficiency Improvement - Production Flexibility]
A lot size of 1 production is enabled by transparent data flow and system integration.
[Management Effectiveness - Internal Collaboration]
Deeper integration of information across departments and business units improves internal collaboration and end-to-end customer service.

Initial test applications indicate annual energy savings of around 20%.

Productivity improvements of 10% are expected.

Initial tests indicate a reduction in maintenance expenditures of around 50%.

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