GlobalReader is making production more efficient! Workplace automation is the first step in getting machines to communicate with each other, says GlobalReader founder and CEO Indrek Jaal.
Generally speaking, it is fairly common for manufacturing companies to distribute information on paper. For example, an operator can receive a piece of paper in the morning stating what product and quantity he needs to produce during his shift. The operator then diligently records when he started and when he stopped, when he took a break, how many pieces he produced, how long the machine stood idle for, who was at fault, and so on. “The completed form is passed on to the next worker, who enters the information into the computer system, and then the reports are reviewed at best the following day, in a worse case at the end of the week, and in the worst-case scenario at month’s end. This means the loss of a great deal of time and money,” continues Jaal, in his description of a typical situation.
“However, smart machines reduce set-up and production times for lines.
They automatically signal when the machine should stop or if there is some other problem.
GlobalReader automatically monitors machine and production line operations, collects information about them, and analyses the data. Through this, our clients can save valuable time and large amounts of money. In a nutshell, GlobalReader helps manufacturing companies to move with the times and increases production efficiency many times over. We are helping existing manufacturers move closer to an Industry 4.0 world,” explains Jaal.
Industrial Revolution crib notes:
Industry has undergone many revolutions during its
development—first, mechanical production began, at the start of the First Industrial Revolution; then came steam engines and mass production; followed by the implementation of computers and production automation; and currently, intelligent machines are being developed as part of Industry 4.0.