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AGCO is Increasing the Efficiency of its Manufacturing Programs Using Glass

The thorough inspection of a finished product is an essential step in the quality-control process. In the beginning, quality checklists were accessed using paper on clipboards. As technology improved, computers were utilized. But computers required additional time to access, and couldn’t be carried to the equipment being inspected. Tablets replaced computers, but were easily broken and expensive to replace.

 

 

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Google
    Google specializes in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, Cloud Computing, and software.Year founded: 1988Revenue: $66.0 billion (2014)NASDAQ: GOOG
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Quality Assurance
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • USE CASES
  • Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence
    Visualizing factory operations data is a challenge for many manufacturers today. One of the IIoT initiatives some manufacturers are pursuing today is providing real-time visibility in factory operations and the health of machines. The goal is to improve manufacturing efficiency. The challenge is in combining and correlating diverse data sources that greatly vary in nature, origin, and life cycle. Factory Operations Visibility and Intelligence (FOVI) is designed to collect sensor data generated on the factory floor, production-equipment logs, production plans and statistics, operator information, and to integrate all this and other related information in the cloud. In this way, it can be used to bring visibility to production facilities, analyze and predict outcomes, and support better decisions for improvements.
  • CUSTOMER
  • AGCO Corporation is an American agricultural equipment manufacturer based in Duluth, Georgia, United States.

    AGCO was established in 1990 when executives at Deutz-Allis bought out Deutz-Allis North American operations from the parent corporation KHD (Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz), a German company that owned the Deutz-Fahrbrand of agriculture equipment. 

     

  • SOLUTION
  • Google's Glass Enterprise Edition was used to reduce the amount of back and forth workers have to do accessing checklists, viewing instruction manuals or sending photos from tablets or laptops as they assemble machines.

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Images Captured, Instructions
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    Glass has reduced machinery production time by 25 percent and inspection times by 30 percent. 

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