Sorion’s process control and traceability system helps to error-proof the workflow at Gardner Denver

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Gardner Denver has selected Sorion for the implementation of a complete control solution at their compressor manufacturing plant in Redditch, Worcestershire.

The goal of the project was to improve the quality of the assembly processes to help the customer achieve IATF (International Automotive Task Force) 16949 certification.

Sorion was able to present a robust error-proofing solution based on their standard software and hardware products integrated with Gardner Denver’s systems to guide, control and verify the assembly operations.

Each station on the compressor assembly line uses a separate all-in-one PC touch panel running Sextans-RT, Sorion’s process control and test application.

Sextans controls the process and provides on-screen, step-by-step guidance for every product on the line to ensure that the correct component and tool is used in each process. Sextans Editor is used to configure all process control stations, including user access rights, global barcode definition / MES Interfaces, creation of workflows, data tables and scripts. Every step is recorded and any issues highlighted can be addressed immediately.

The results are automatically recorded in the Orion database, creating a clear audit trail of every process that has been undertaken.

Since rolling out the solution, process accuracy and quality have increased significantly.

To learn more please visit www.sorion-group.com/case-studies