"With the A+W Production system, we manage our complex product mix very flexibly. No more sheets are lost and there are almost no complaints. We produce much greater quantities in the same amount of time. In addition, cutting has generally become more flexible and yield has increased significantly. The realtime optimization and automatic breakage tool also makes a contribution here, so poor sheets are remade immediately and can frequently still be delivered with the main order."
The TG specialist, Glasprofi, is Germany's largest supplier of premium shower and glass sanitary fittings. Outstanding product quality, varied design, and enormous delivery capability were achieved with a flexible automation concept, one whose degree of implementation is unique among glass processors in Europe.
Recently, Glasprofi improved its efficiency and flexibility even further by replacing an older PPS system with A+W Production, the latest production software from A+W. On the commercial side of their business, the company has worked with A+W Enterprise ERP software for decades, which ensures quick order processing and secure administrative processes.
The barcode label A+W Production produces has replaced 90% of the papers at Glasprofi because Production's barcode label includes all required information. With a simple bar code scan, this information can be called up and displayed on the A+W Production monitor. The machine operator receives a true-to-scale view of the work-piece and all production information.
After the last update to the A+W Production software, Glasprofi fulfills many requirements posed by an Industry 4.0 operation/smart factory without having the management team make a big fuss. Managing Director Achim Haag says, "(w)e and our customers know our strengths – it's not our style to talk about them all the time."