Next-level production optimisation and analysis
When the implementation of the development idea was started, the objective was to create a tool that uses IIoT for collecting into a cloud service data on the movements of surface-treated objects, with the data being as comprehensive as possible and covering the various process phases of the painting line. The measured conditions include heat and humidity, which are critical factors for successful surface treatment.
In addition to the prevailing conditions, the application highlights process bottlenecks and deviations. The collected data can be used to optimise production in a completely new way, as relevant data exists. For example, lead times can be shortened. The traceability of reporting makes it possible to review in retrospect the production process conditions, as necessary. Close monitoring improves the quality of surface treatment.
The pilot of the AIVOT application was completed in 2021 for FSP's Raisio site, that is, for Cargotec Finland's production facility, where FSP is responsible for the surface treatment of Multilift brand products. Designed by Rauli Yrjänä, FSP’s former Development Director, the application takes the optimisation and analysis of surface treatment production to a new level, where the benefits of IIoT are implemented without any prejudice.
“The application centralises data collection. Previously, data was scattered, so it was challenging to utilise it. Now data is in one place and it can be constantly analysed. AIVOT has provided transparency to the process and facilitated knowledge-based management,” FSP’s QHES Director Kari Rinkinen summarises.