As a result, this application turned out to be multifunctional. Now it is generally easier for manufacturers to work. All assembly of cables and wires takes place in the so-called clean room (space with low concentration of airborne particulates). Mechanics cut them to the right length according to the technician’s plan, manually connect them to plug-ins and connectors of a certain configuration in a certain order. Previously, before starting work, they had to print out up to 300 paper pages with plans and instructions and bring them to the clean room, where working with paper is extremely inconvenient. And if the harness specification was changed, it was necessary to re-print all the papers. Now everything changes automatically, the program itself monitors and highlights all updates. It stores all instructions and guidelines, decodes all info and presents it in a friendly way.
It speeds up the work of QA specialists as well. Now they can generate quality assurance cards automatically, and if the configuration of some part of the entire structure changes, the cards will be updated accordingly. If QA controllers will find an error or inaccuracies in the reviewed task, they can leave notes right in the system.
It is easier to operate with data, since the system saves the entire history of changes of harness design, and information about components, guidelines and assembly route. Moreover, when an updated harness design is uploaded by a technician, it’s checked then with our built-in validator. If any inconsistency is detected(e.g. the components are incompatible), an appropriate warning appears, preventing this version from being published to the operators.
With the collected and analyzed data, the application helps with predictive analytics – now the technician can check the average assembly duration of particular tasks.