Neugebauer, L., "Production Optimization of Automated Fastening Systems with Efficiency Software and Machine Remote Access in the Airframe Industry," SAE Int. J. Aerosp. 7(2):280-283, 2014, doi:10.4271/2014-01-2265.
The demand of fulfilling increasing Prime Customer requirements forces Tier 1 suppliers to continually improve their system solutions. Typically, this will involve integration of “state of the art” tools to afford the Tier 1 supplier a throughput and cost advantage.The subject “Production Optimization Approach” addresses the machine and process optimization of automated fastening machines in operation at customer factories.The paper will describe and focus on the main aspects of production optimization of existing machines to meet and exceed the required customer production and reporting criteria. Furthermore, the paper will present existing examples based on use of the established diagnostic tools