Featured Product: DeviceMaster RTS
Harley Davidson manufactures more than 800 motorcycle engines each day. In order to maintain strict quality control, an automatic data capture system is in place to ensure product traceability and quality.
The system, which links in with existing factory floor equipment is integrated with a new central Assembly Line Monitoring System (ALMS) server, new assembly line controllers, and utilizes existing assembly line devices to identify the incoming engine, provide the operator with applicable assembly information and monitor and control operations during the assembly process.
The system also determines the Pass/Fail status for each individual process step, automatically advancing the system when the process passes and automatically stopping the system from advancing if the process fails or is not completed.
The engine assembly data associated with an assembly station is collected through several types of devices, compiled and transferred to a central computer, which stores the information in its database.
The devices, such as torque and gauge tools, attach to the DeviceMaster RTS to allow the seamless transfer of data.
During the build cycle the information transfers to Harley Davidson’s existing host system that stores the information as part of the engines history for later reporting.
The DeviceMaster RTS is being used to monitor and control engine manufacture at Harley-Davidson as part of their process control system