Wonder's need is to have supervisory software for automated end-of-line testing, aimed at testing pressure gauges for the automotive industry.
Wonder S.p.A. is the European leader in the production of high-quality pressure gauges for the automotive sector.
In order to improve the productivity of the end-of-line testing phase of all products, laser marking and packaging before shipment to customers, Wonder has created an integrated workstation consisting of several stations:
All the components of the workstation have been purchased from different suppliers and must be coordinated by software that transmits the information to the testing stations, collects the data of the tests carried out and stores them in the company database, with all the information related to the serial numbers of the different products.
The supervision software must also transfer the information of each product to the laser marking system and coordinate the work of the robot in the palletizer so that different products are managed in the correct way and time.
The supervisor software must have a simple and clear interface to allow personnel to manage the different activities on the workstation.
To meet Wonder's requirements, the supervision software was designed with the heads of the testing and marking department so that all information was immediately available to the operators.
The communication drivers were developed with the Siemens PLC that controls the palletizer and the data exchange modules with the test workstations and the laser marker.
Together with Wonder's technicians, the data collection database was designed so that Wonder can trace all the information from the pressure gauges in a complete and reliable manner.
The certificate generation module is parametrically designed to allow Wonder to modify the certificate layout according to its needs.
Solution Diagram of the supervision software
All the objectives set have been achieved, allowing Wonder to achieve the following benefits:
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“We are fully satisfied with the solution developed by T4SM because, although it has provided us with an advanced and complex solution that effectively tracks all the data of the phases of our product calibration process, the interface is user friendly and the operators have learned to manage the process quickly, in complete autonomy.”
Ing. Riccardo Dusi
The solution is the development of supervision and coordination software for machinery from different suppliers that can be interconnected using heterogeneous communication technologies and protocols.