KUKA is a leading supplier of intelligent automation solutions worldwide. As an innovation leader in Industry 4.0, KUKA is working hand in hand with ProGlove to make its production more efficient. The collaboration between KUKA and ProGlove is an important step to the factory of the future. Since 2017, KUKA has used ProGlove in its incoming goods department, the Kanban assembly supply, and shipments unit.
Since workers need to operate a crane at the packaging station, they need both hands free to be able to handle all products easily. Using ProGlove scanners and wearables significantly increases worker safety because it eliminates the need to reach for barcode scanners while handling heavy loads, which is a considerable security risk.
Additionally, ProGlove helps BOSCH master the challenges of cycle time variability from 45 to 120 seconds as well as processing up to 12,000 scans per shift.
FESTO uses ProGlove’s IIoT wearables to scan items that a tugger train collects during the manufacturing process as they’re prepared for shipping. This helps the company save valuable time, increase ergonomics and improve efficiency since the tugger train drivers no longer need to pick up and drop off a regular handheld scanner.
Alfons Riek (Technology and Innovation) confirms: “I think the benefit of ProGlove is obvious and the acceptance on the worker side is extremely good.”
The multinational manufacturer uses ProGlove’s smart wearables for sequencing, which gives workers unrestricted movement between workstations since they don’t need to pick up and drop off scanners each time.
Additionally, Thyssenkrupp uses smart gloves to simplify and accelerate its assembly line workflow, which also provides advantages to workers who benefit from ProGlove’s superior scanning ergonomics.
Thierry Singer, (Logistic Manager), summarizes why Thyssenkrupp trusts ProGlove: “We like to keep things easy that is why we use ProGlove: It is simple.”
In smart factory processes, every second counts. ProGlove’s integrated scanner and wearable designs help our customers add those seconds up to significant cost savings and efficiencies by eliminating wasted time searching for and picking up handheld scanners.
The operating range of up to 30m (~100 feet) adds flexibility to workers’ daily routine and better aligns with their natural movements.
Instant visible and audible feedback ensures high process quality for all ProGlove customers using Worker Feedback.
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