Companies in the cable processing industry are facing growing challenges in terms of quality and efficiency of their production as the complexity of the products increases. A smart IT solution can help companies to keep up with the fast-paced development in the industry and even more, it helps in optimizing existing processes and related costs.
The era of digitalization and automatization comes with an ever-increasing number of electronic gadgets and devices in our day-to-day lives. Wires and cables are a critical component in these devices, since they are made up of a vast amount of them. Therefore, companies in this sector have recently been experiencing a strong growth on the market. But it’s not just the number of built-in cables that is growing – they also take on more functionalities, which is why the complexity of these components increases.
At the same time, the products being made will be more complicated to process due to the miniaturization of contact elements. New materials will be used while the cost pressure on the companies will continue to rise.
Vehicle manufacturing, for example, is highly dependent of the wire processing industry. The modern car is equipped with parking sensors, lighting elements and camera systems, which require a lot of wiring to work. Above all, the integrated cables also take on one of the core functionalities of the vehicle, which is safety. Sensor data is being collected via built-in wires to gather information about the vehicle’s stability, powertrain systems, temperature and so on. Therefore, it is utterly important that all cables and wires can guarantee proper functioning.
As a result, iTAC brought an MES on the market which is specially geared to those sectoral specifics. It ensures end-to-end transparency in all production areas of wire processing while simultaneously boosting productivity and quality.
The broad range of functions of the iTAC.MES.Suite helps market participants to overcome the challenges by enabling to control and optimize wire-specific processes in production. The system possesses the corresponding technological and functional intelligence required in the wire processing industry for the use of a modern MES.
The end-to-end solution is designed for the entire supply chain of wire processing companies. By implementing the standard, full-scale iTAC.MES.Suite manufacturers can control the entire range of wire harness production: machines, manual workplaces, operating aids, material flow, resources.
The MES solution for cable and wire processing manufacturers was developed by iTAC Software and Komax Wire, a specialist for innovative, high-quality solutions for wire processing. The core competencies of both partners are being unified and the resulting MES has specific functions to fulfill the requirements of the wire processing industry.
Due to its scalable and customizable architecture, the software can be adjusted to meet different customers' needs. The MES has a unique standing in the wire processing market owing to these facts as well as to its modules for order planning and manufacturing optimization that are sector specific and Industry 4.0 capable, and to its business intelligence for use in wire processing.
- Tailored solution for the cable and wire production
- End-to-end transparency
- Detailed, traceable documentation of all products and process steps
- Holistic approach to production
- Quality management to ensure zero PPM