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Previous solution

    Subjective
    Manual
    Variable accuracy
    No MES connectivity
    Error-prone
    Slow

A leading automotive manufacturer operates one of the largest and most complex assembly plants in North America. An operator manually activated heating system components based on a paper checklist. A laser thermometer was used to measure and record component temperatures manually. This method was inefficient, lacked MES connectivity and was prone to error in temperature readings.

ARCX solution

    Objective
    Automated
    Consistent accuracy
    MES connectivity
    Error-proof
    Fast

Using an ARCX Logic Controller, the VIN of each vehicle is passed directly to the MES system, which responds with the particular heating system features to be recognized by thermal cameras. The ARCX device connects to the vehicle, automatically activates the designated heating system devices and collects the temperature readings from the thermal cameras. The ARCX device displays pass/fail result to the operator.