Human Interface Mate (HIM) is the ultimate “Virtual Guardian Angel”. HIM is looking over the shoulder of the manufacturing operator warning as soon as a wrong operation is in progress. It reduces the Cost of Poor Quality, increases work efficiency by reducing control operations and creates the possibility for a two way information with the rest of the plant (Andon). The product works contactless based on 3D sensor technology with smart software.
HIM is the first real process Poka Yoke or Jidoka (Autonomation) that eliminates work by taking
the need away for control actions. The confirmations of the actions performed by operators are
taken over by the system, so the operator can focus on the value added work.
Reduction of Cost of Poor Quality
HIM assists the operator not to make mistakes and or if a mistake is made to correct it within
Dynamic Work instructions
HIM projects work instructions only when applicable, attractive and promoting vigilance.
Scalable DIY software
Our customers can integrate HIM into their manufacturing processes themselves. The software
is intuitive and self-explaining.
By creating virtual sensors you avoid the use of wearables and the installation of physical sen
sors and cabling. Less effected by wear and therefore maintenance free.
HIM’s gamification environment stimulates operators to perform their work in its most optimal
Customer is the world’s technology leader in for power electronics, advanced foams for cushioning and protective sealing, and high-frequency printed circuit materials. Several quality risks exist: at a bending machine the operator places parts in wrong direction leading to scrap. Additional complexity: the customer works with different products and small series. Arkite HIM monitors the correct position of the parts before bending and copes with variance in workflows.
Customer is a leading integrated global manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies. Several quality risks exist: misplacements by the operator such as unfinished parts, wrong direction, left part into right rack, etc. The rack contains 38 pieces and there are roughly 40 racks. The high amount of positions and combination of left and right makes it difficult for the operators to keep quality in full control (0-ppm). Missing parts leads to machine stops at customer site. Mixing left and right parts in the racks result in a crash with the pickup robot at the customer site. Arkite HIM monitors the correct orientation of the finished product in the correct rack. If the rack is complete HIM triggers a label printer and ensures that it is placed at the correct rack.
Customer is a manufacturer of high-quality medical and industrial appliances. The customer is active on various markets worldwide as an innovative partner of leading quality-oriented market players. It’s core activity is developing and manufacturing complex mechatronic and electronic appliances. The customer’s business challenge is to increase efficiency and to avoid mistakes while producing new products. The large variety of products augments the risk of poor quality. Arkite HIM prevents this by monitoring the correct assembly of the products and eliminating the need for extra assurance that the process has been performed correct. Easy and Quick setup tools such as templates and wizards are used to introduce new products.
ARKITE is used a lot in car assembly stations to support the assemblage and secure the quality of the manual assembly work on the line. Most of the automation and robotization has been done in the last decades. Still there is human assembly work done in car/truck production. Some producers even have decision to select the human assembly above robots. Still the human error is the most common failure in production. This is why monitoring, assisting, control and quality optimization is very important. ARKITE HIM will help the operator through the process of the assembly, giving him the flexibility to dynamic workinstructions to optimize production, but prevents him from errors and mistakes to secure quality.
The ARKITE team is committed and passionate about bringing you the autonomation solution that helps your operators perform their job better. The team has a seasoned background in industrial engineering, lean thinking and process innovation. For implementation of the Arkite HIM product Professional Services are offered as an option. These include: Process Innovation Consultancy, Integration Services, Training and Operations during start up time. We also assist our customers with time study (MTM) for technology innovation, knowledge management to improve the quality system (eliminate scrap) and organizational innovation by introducing new work forms to decrease throughput time.