Data acquisition is a key requirement for efficient manufacturing processes. This includes a range of different data sets e.g. order data, process data or quality data. Data acquisition comprises functions such as collecting data, performing plausibility checks and provision of status information. Usually data input is carried out manually with input devices such as keyboards or semi-automatic with devices like bar-code scanners or scales. In many cases, data acquisition can be improved by using mobile devices with touch displays.
In many factories, data acquisition is still performed with paper-based lists. The transfer of values to digital tools like spreadsheets is time-consuming and error-prone.
Mobile data acquisition devices simplify the input of values e.g. with integrated bar code scanners. The gathered data is more accurate and reliable. However, most MDA devices are somehow clumsy and difficult to integrate into an efficient work setup. In most cases, the MDA devices are not “with the worker” and require roundtrips to collect the devices. This slows down the entire data acquisition process.
Data acquisition processes based on paper or with screenless MDA devices do not allow automatic consistency checks.
The WORKERBASE platform enables efficient collection and provision of data and information on wearable devices for use cases such as Status reporting, Incident reporting, Reading Machine data, Calculator, Value converter, Timer, Assessments and Checklists.
WORKERBASE improves manual data acquisition by using Wearable devices. Collecting data, performing plausibility checks and provision of status information is made easy.
The WORKERBASE smartwatch is always with the user and increases response and process times.