versiondog - Data management for the automotive industry
The automotive industry is currently faced with a raft of challenges. The advent of the Industrial IoT, the trend toward e-mobility and new markets in China and South-East Asia are all contributing to the ever-present pressure to cut costs while increasing quality. Manufacturers have to maintain the highest possible levels of efficiency while keeping production facility availability at a maximum. Against this background, a continued escalation in the degree of automation and the number of control processes is inevitable. Demand for a wide range of models and customisation options is driving a seemingly unlimited increase in the complexity of individual fabrication processes. versiondog provides solutions to help meet the continual stream of new quality management requirements while maintaining a clear, documented production process change history.
Why do so many companies in your industry use versiondog?
versiondog for the automotive industry
versiondog key features
|Automatically backup all production line equipment, including
PLCs, CNCs, HMIs, robots, drives, sensors, etc.
|Alarm function if desired values and parameters deviate from tolerance||
|Complete change history for all control software projects||
|Complete documentation for audit trails of control program changes||
|Management of standard program block library including usage list and detailed comparisons||
Maintenance made easy
“The greatest benefit that versiondog has helped to bring about is the fact that the software has helped us to optimise our day-to-day work. Extended downtime, once caused by not being able to find the latest version of the program, no longer occurs.”
Marvin Lindemann, Maintenance coordinator at Knorr-Bremse SteeringSystems GmbH
No more searching for software
“Education and a high level of knowledge are key factors in ensuring good maintenance. They learn how to use versiondog during their training so they are ready to go as soon as they are finished.“
Klaus Wanninger, head of electrical maintenance at Mann + Hummel
Automotive manufacturer speeds up S7 firmware updates with versiondog Factory Floor Status
In the production facility of one particular German automotive manufacturer, SIMATIC S7 firmware updates used to require a great deal of man hours and represented a huge organisational challenge. These updates are rolled out frequently in order to fix device errors, for example, and each time the same questions are asked: “Which firmware and hardware is installed on which PLCs? Which devices will actually be affected by the update?”
Worthwhile further reading for companies in your industry
AUDITING IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Product recalls still occur fairly often in the automotive industry, despite increasingly stringent quality assurance requirements in both vehicle and parts production. That is one of the reasons that manufacturers need a good data management system to provide end-to-end proof of adherence to quality standards.
versiondog Factory Floor Status
versiondog Factory Floor Status is an invaluable aid for predictive maintenance and in ensuring sustained high production quality in automated facilities – everything at a glance, from wherever you are on the network. See the current status of automatic backup and compare jobs and the results of comparison with the latest version of the project on the versiondog system. Additional device-specific information is also monitored and displayed so that the precise status of each device is always readily available and can be clearly seen.