A+W SmartFactory, a completely newly developed production system, controls a highly complex production of fire protection and safety glass in a fully automated way. In less automated plants, A+W SmartFactory controls employee activities and provides information about production statuses.
A window producer who wants to remain successful will digitalize consistently and eliminate non value adding work, e.g. searching for required elements. In addition to a state-of-the-art machine park, these companies especially need a comprehensive software solution along th e entire value chain.
Under the umati (universal machine technology interface) brand, a working group of the glass technology forum of the VDMA is advancing the development, dissemination, and use of open machine interface standards. Dr. Klaus Mühlhans explains in an interview what this involves.
As a glass processor or insulated glass manufacturer, you produce high-quality flat glass products that have to be delivered quickly. Product variety and performance are increasing, yet the lot sizes are usually small: thus we talk about demanding variant production, frequently with lot size one. You've got a handle on this. But is that a sufficient prerequisite for solid business?
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A+W offers software solutions for flat glass businesses of any size with any production environment. Our software is the intelligent backbone of your business.
Through our software, A+W delivers comprehensive solutions for the entire value chain. We specialize in products for flat glass, windows, doors, and automotive glass. Our track record shows accuracy, efficiency and reliability are our strengths.
""The A+W software controls and checks all processes from entry of the order to control of the machines, on through to delivery of the finished products. Thanks to consistent bar code control and the A+W Production Monitors, we always know ..."
Petter Rakvåg, Managing Director and IT-Manager, Rakvåg
"Our production is very well-organized. With its integrated concept, A+W Cantor helps us make our high demands for customer service, reliability, and delivery reliability a reality. [...] Paperless production describes just one aspect of our ..."
Gerhard Vauth, Manager purchasing and IT, dtH Tiemann