Efficient job preparation thanks to the Job Manager
At Jönköpings Modelltillverkning in Sweden, the search for the right manufacturing data is a thing of the past. Everything is now stored in a central database, the Tebis Job Manager. The Job Manager not only provides the correct NC code, it also increases machine run times and data reliability. Questions about how a specific problem was resolved in the past are no longer necessary.
Speed is essential in the shop. The setup person has to consistently make the right decisions at the machine to prevent production bottlenecks. The milling path has to be correct, the cutting depth has to be within tolerances and the material has to be the same as the last time. If important information is missing, others have to be relied on for support. But what if the colleague who has the answer is sick or on vacation? Or what if they don't even remember exactly how it was done the last time? Errors can easily result. "The machine operators need to keep a huge amount of information in their head,” says Larsson, a managing partner in the company. "It’s not very productive if only a few employees have all the key information and experience.” Especially in times of stress, specific manufacturing information is easily forgotten." That's why Jönköpings Modelltillverkning AB (JMT) decided to store all its relevant manufacturing data in a single central database, the Tebis Job Manager.
The advantages are obvious: The information is collected in a database, which helps manage production data more efficiently and eliminates numerous sources of error. "Our lead times are often very short, so it's important for us to achieve the highest possible machine run times. This is also the reason we chose the new method. With the Job Manager, our employees can again concentrate on what's important," says Larsson
With the Tebis Job Manager, our personnel can now return their focus to what's important.
Transparent manufacturing information in the shop
- A database of central manufacturing data
- Elimination of potential sources of error
- Changes are easy to make
Jönköpings Modelltillverkning AB