NoMuda MES VisualFactory is a software platform that helps manufacturing companies to digitize their shop floor operations. The flexible platform provides:
Production engineers can now develop digital work instructions for the shop floor operators. Using NoMuda MES VisualFactory, production engineers set up work instructions that are shown to the operators on computer screens or mobile devices. The screens follow a standard format so the operators know where to find the relevant information and can focus on the task at hand.
The user interface and the user experience of VisualFactory is designed for the shop floor operators. Operators are shown step-to-step instructions to complete a specific task.
VisualFactory UI/UX includes:
Manufacturing companies that have a high degree of configurability during their ordering process require a flexible manufacturing process. VisualFactory enables thousands of product variants to be manufactured from a single set of work instructions. Production engineers are able to pre-define the different variants that will automatically generate the correct work instruction based on a product definition. This simplifies the process of defining standard work instructions in an environment that has a high degree of configuration during the ordering process.
At the core of VisualFactory is a rules engine that allows production engineers to setup different variants and options based on the following inputs:
Using data to make better decisions is a management priority. VisualFactory records all the events taken during the manufacturing process to allow managers access to factory floor data. Managers can now get real-time answers to questions like:
VisualFactory simplifies the process of audit compliance since all the steps of the manufacturing process are recorded. VisualFactory can create a complete manufacturing history for every product that was built in the factory. A ‘digital birth certificate’ is availabe that includes:
This single source of information removes the cost of manually recording each step on paper and then scanning the paper for archival purposes.
Integration with VisualFactory and your company’s ERP system and other IT business services is easy. VisualFactory can automatically synchronize with BOM structures, Parts lists, manufacturing orders that are commonly hosted in ERP systems. Similarly, VisualFactory can update data in the IT system with order status, manufacturing data and labor hours.
VisualFactory can seamlessly integrate with shop floor equipment using the IoT standard MQTT. Many industrial hardware vendors now support MQTT to transmit data between the hardware and software applications. VisualFactory is able to subscribe to the MQTT data from a hardware device to integrate the data into a VisualFactory work process. For instance, if a work process requires a torque wrench to be at a specific setting, VisualFactory can automatically check the torque setting that is being published by the wrench.
This seamless integration removes the requirement for manual verification by the operator resulting in a more efficient process and fewer chances for error.
Customers can select two options for deploying VisualFactory: