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 uses ProGlove in its incoming goods department, the Kanban assembly supply, and shipments unit.
At the packaging station, the workers need to operate a crane. Therefore, they need both hands free in order to be able to handle all products easily. The use of ProGlove significantly increases worker safety. Because reaching out for barcode scanners while handling heavy loads is a considerable security risk. ProGlove eliminates this 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.
ProGlove’s IIoT wearables are used to scan items collected by a tugger train during the manufacturing process when they are prepared to be shipped. This helps FESTO increase ergonomics and efficiency because the trugger train drivers don’t need to pick up and drop off a regular handheld scanner anymore. An improvement that saves valuable time.
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, so that workers can now move unrestrictedly between workstations without having to pick up and drop-off scanners every single time.
Additionally, Thyssenkrupp employs the smart glove to simplify and accelerate the workflow at their assembly lines. The workers, on the other hand, enjoy the advantages that come with improved ergonomics through ProGlove’s technology.
Thierry Singer, (Logistic Manager), summarizes why Thyssenkrupp trusts ProGlove: “We like to keep things easy that is why we use ProGlove : It is simple.”
Never again, ProGlove’s customers need to search for their barcode scanners thanks to the integrated design.
The operating range of up to 30m (~100 feet) adds flexibility to the workers daily routine.
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