Dürr adding a business intelligence application for control technology to its DXQ digital family.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The best way to efficiently control production processes in the automotive industry is through the use of relevant, up-to-date, and transparent key figures. The new business intelligence application for control technology from Dürr makes this possible. DXQbusiness.intelligence saves information optimized for reading in a separate data warehouse, visualizes it using clear dashboards, and allows the user to create custom reports. This means that manufacturers always have a close eye on the availability, performance, and quality of their plants.
Solutions based on business intelligence (BI) functions provide a fast overview of production, and in this way support decision-making in plants. They do this by collecting important information, preparing it, and displaying it in a clear format. What makes DXQbusiness.intelligence special? The historical production data is collated from different sources, transformed, stored and optimized for reading in the data warehouse so that it can be easily accessed for analyses and reports. Unlike conventional servers which do not store data optimized for reading, the separation of the data warehouse from the customer’s operational system has the big advantage that accessing the data warehouse does not cause any delays in production.
All key data on the screen
The data warehouse provides structures and tables for long-term orderly data storage across division boundaries. This is because DXQbusiness.intelligence is part of DXQcontrol, which is Dürr’s control technology for controlling an entire plant’s production. The new application from Dürr’s Manufacturing Execution System (MES) displays the production data in a clear, easily understood dashboard. It works in a similar way to the instrument panel in the cockpit of an airplane, which shows the pilot all key data on one screen. Transferred to car production in a plant, the dashboards show the managers mission-critical data to keep production on the right track.
Sound basis for data-driven decisions
Every decision-making process requires different data. To get the right overview, the user can navigate purposefully with DXQbusiness.intelligence across the entire site, limited to specific production areas such as cathodic electrocoating or focused on individual lines like the cathodic electrocoating dryer. For production, the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) as well as quality and quantity data is displayed. For individual lines within the production area the temporal progressions of the above-mentioned key figures are also displayed.
Adaptable to individual needs
Users can create reports and arrange them individually according to their priorities and company standards. This gives a solid starting ground for decision-making based on specific production data. Situations that require particular attention can be quickly monitored and tracked using custom reports.
The Dürr Group has been established in the United States since 1970 and currently employs around 880 people. From the new Campus with a state-of-art validation, testing, and training center in Southfield, MI, Dürr USA represents four of the five divisions.
Paint and Final Assembly Systems offers equipment for painting and assembly processes,
while Application Technology provides paint, sealants and adhesives application systems.
Dürr’s Clean Technology Systems is the global leader in air pollution abatement and energy efficient technologies. The subsidiary Schenck Trebel Corporation, based in Deer Park, New York, offers balancing machines, vibration and condition monitoring systems and services for the general industry.
The customers of Dürr USA include automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers as well as their suppliers, and a diverse group of other industries.
The HOMAG Machinery North America operates the production facilities for the HOMAG Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is also the base for sales and service company Stiles Machinery Inc. The HOMAG Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of machines and systems for the wood-processing industry and trades.
The Dürr Group is one of the world’s leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with extensive expertise in automation and digitalization/Industry 4.0. Its products, systems and services enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. The Dürr Group supplies sectors like the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical and woodworking industries. It generated sales of € 3.92 billion in 2019. The company has around 16,500 employees and 112 business locations in 34 countries. The Group operates in the market with the brands Dürr, Schenck and HOMAG and with five divisions:
Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops as well as final assembly, testing and
filling technology for the automotive industry
Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint,
sealants and adhesives
Clean Technology Systems: air pollution control, noise abatement systems and coating systems for battery electrodes
Measuring and Process Systems: balancing equipment and diagnostic technology
Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry
Dürr Systems, Inc.
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