Operator Guidance

Human Interface Mate (HIM) transforms workstations into a digital and interactive environment. It is the ultimate Operator Guidance technology.

HIM provides the employee with real-time picking and assembly instructions through projections. The smart sensor validates correct execution of picking and assembly tasks and ensures qualitative performance by preventing human errors.

The innovative technology leads the employee error-free through his work and thus contributes not only to increased efficiency, but also improves the flexibility and quality of assembly processes. 

Projects

Human Interface Mate @ Volvo

Volvo Cars is a Swedish luxury vehicles company that manufactures and markets sport utility vehicles, station wagons, sedans and compact executive sedans.

For the V60 Rapgard line, Volvo Cars Gent was looking for a solution to support both picking and assembly of critical components. Operators need to place a multitude of plugs into the frame of the car. These steps are prone to human errors due to the number of placement locations, different plugs, and the number of plugs that need to be placed. Multiple HIM units are validating the correct execution of picking and assembly tasks and ensures qualitative performance by preventing human errors. The HIM units have been integrated with the line PLC to allow a line stop if critical issues would arise.

Human Interface Mate @ Webasto

The Webasto Group is one of the 100 leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As world market leader in sunroof solutions, Webasto offers the broadest product range of high quality roof systems for automotive manufacturers. From large-area panorama roofs with versatile additional features, and classic sunroofs through to convertible roofs.

To improve the quality of the priming process of the sunroofs, Webasto used the HIM technology to guide the operator with visual instructions. By integrating the HIM with the PLC, the operator will get dynamic instructions depending on the roof type. The HIM also validates the correct execution of priming and assembly tasks and ensures qualitative performance by preventing human errors. A virtual checklist is being generated to visually support the operator and to log relevant quality data per sunroof.

Human Interface Mate @ Alro

Alro Group coats a wide range of metal and plastic components. Their customer database has extended to include almost all the well-known names in the automobile and other industries. Millions of vehicles in day-to-day traffic have metal and plastic products coated by the Alro Group.

They were searching for a solution to optimize the quality and efficiency of the drilling and assembly station for the assembly of the Mercedes G-class bumper. Specifically the drilling process for the license plates was prone to human error. With Arkite’s Human Interface Mate (HIM) the operator is supported with visual instructions on the workstation and the bumper itself. If a drilling error is about to take place, HIM intervenes real-time and warns operator instantaneously to avoid the mistake. Regarding the bumper assembly process, all necessary human actions are verified by HIM, before the expedition report is printed out.

Human Interface Mate @ Atlas Copco

The Atlas Copco Group is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions and serves customers in 180+ countries with products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.

Atlas Copco was looking for a solution to support the operator during his complex manual assembly. A solution that eliminates wrong or missing components due to picking or assembly errors. The process contains a certain degree of freedom for the operator (higher risk for human error). The objective for Atlas Copco was reducing the amount of faulty products. HIM tackled the issues mentioned, while introducing a new methodology to onboard new employees by its easy and efficient training capabilities.

Human Interface Mate @ CNH Industrial

CNH Industrial is a global leader in the capital goods sector that, through its various businesses, designs, produces and sells agricultural and construction equipment, trucks, commercial vehicles, buses and specialty vehicles, in addition to a broad portfolio of power train applications.

For the production of the combines CNH Industrial was looking for a solution to support complex standard operating procedures (SOP). The operators needs to follow a process of 72 nuts in sequence with 3 different torques. Arkite’s Human Interface Mate guides the operator by visual instructions. By linking HIM with automation, tools will only work at the right sequence, at the right position and with the according torque. If the operator goes to a wrong position the tool will be disabled.