The quality assessment of the products is performed by the FORM industrial partner that utilizes equipment delivered by FIDIA. Degradation in the equipment performance can cause significant quality drop on the FORM side. In order to avoid this, ZDMP platform aggregates the process and equipment data and performs analysis to identify the defects occurring, as well as to detect possible equipment degradation. Analysis of equipment degradation is preformed in cooperation with equipment suppliers.
The ZDMP platform acquires the process and equipment data from FORM and provides a set of innovative services, namely: (i) parameter adjustment, (ii) operator alerting in case of defect, (iii) correlation among various parameters related to equipment and parameters selected. In the case, when equipment manufacturers need to be involved in the problem solving, data can be securely shared through ZDMP platform.
During the production process, various deviations from the normal functioning of the machining equipment can arise in the given use-case. It is important that ETXE equipment manufacturer could provide a service addressing the whole life cycle of the product (machining equipment) supported by ZDMP platform. The service has the aim of keeping the high efficiency of the machines through detection of abnormalities and quick recovery to the efficient state.
The data generated within the FORD facility are shared with the equipment supplier ETXE with assistance of the ZDMP platform. The local instance of the ZDMP platform is hosted on the FORD side ensuring data protection and confidentiality, while the communication with ETXE is granted. The raw data, as well as aggregated knowledge by ZDMP platform are shared with ETXE for to introduce the recommendations on production process optimization.
As it is described on the Autonomous Smart Factories, in this use case, in addition to the tools that make possible to improve and optimize the manufacturing connected process, it also intends to highly reduce the defective manufacturing increasing the product lifecycle control loop, improving the manufacturing process thanks to the information provided through the product quality control process.
In this use case, GHI and Innovalia will share data in a trust manner through an IDS connector, so that GHI will be able to find correlation between the quality of the parts and the furnace operation parameters.