How do you better understand and prevent manufacturing defects? Our solution can help you find which production and environment parameters are the most sensitive and associated to the defects.
Total control for blade production excellence
Understanding and preventing production defects when unexplained voids, wrinkles, delamination, and other defects occur is a challenge. It is vital to capture knowledge in order to manufacture an even larger blade more efficiently. It is needed to improve production quality and reliability, and reduce scrap and rejection rates. The objective is to establish continuous process monitoring and improvements when complex process control results in variable product quality and rework.
Sustainable Wind Turbine 3DEXPERIENCE solution provides a data-driven, rule-based continuous process improvement methodology for blade manufacturing. The analysis of shop floor data enables to discover hidden root causes for defects. Capturing best practices in natural language rules enables to capitalize and reuse acquired knowledge. By monitoring shop floor data the risk of defects can be quantified.
Highlights and Benefits:
Easily collect shop floor data in real time
Quickly identify root causes of failure
Discover and edit rules with experts (knowledge capture)
Understand quantified influence of process variables
Obtain advance warning of potential problems
Adjust process in real-time to changing conditions
Monitor rule compliance and receive notification when new rules may be needed
Sample improvement metrics:
Lower defects by 25%
Reduce defect analysis cycle time by 75%
Increase manufacturing capacity by 20%
After 6 months of project, our team already managed to cut by half the number of blades with 'dry glass' defect that required a lot of rework. We now look forward to deploy real-time alerts and recommendations to reach 95% parts right the first time.
Engineering Manager, LM Windpower