In order to increase efficiency even more, Simplifier is not only connected to the Epson Moverio BT-300, but also to the Ourtime Smartwatch. The Smartwatch displays a countdown during the assembly process and thus provides orientation according to the specified time. Shortly before the time has elapsed, the production employee automatically receives a push notification on the smart glasses and smartwatch. This means that the production employee knows immediately how much time he has left for the production of the individual assembly.
Thanks to the interface with SAP ME, the collected data can also be used for statistics. The production manager can thus analyze how much time was required at the workstation for each assembly.
The data is also used for analysis purposes to determine which manufacturing process is the most efficient. Tracking time allows to determine whether continuous flow production, group production or maybe even construction site production is the ideal way. In flow production, for example, the building blocks and workstations are arranged according to the chronological sequences in production. This normally leads to a reduction of lead times and transport costs. A disadvantage, however, is the occurrence of malfunctions if an individual production employee works too slowly in one work step. In this case, the production employees at the downstream workstations receive the required assemblies too late.