Technical details of the project
First, a comprehensive product overview was created to provide an overview of the project scope. A portfolio with a total of 82 types of equipment could then be organized in a multi-level equipment and type hierarchy. The subsequent implementation of EquipmentCloud® went hand-in-hand with a realignment of the commissioning process: Together with the service team at Fabmatics, new standard processes and digital checklists were developed and stored in the Workflow App.
The additional configuration and documentation of special skills and certifications ensured that users met the necessary requirements for performing the individual work tasks. The modular task board also made it possible to interrupt and resume individual workflows at any time. Following the implementation phase, the workflows were tested in practice and the old Excel lists were replaced step by step. This not only resulted in accelerated commissioning, but also the continuous traceability of procedures and activities for each machine.
Fabmatics achieved two major successes by implementing EquipmentCloud®: The documentation and compilation of a comprehensive machine history reduced the work needed during commissioning by up to 50 percent. At the same time, the significantly more efficient processing of service jobs increased process speed by up to 30 percent.
The development of functioning use cases and processes resulted in a high level of acceptance and commitment from colleagues in different departments. The transparent and more efficient structure of the processes increased customers’ trust, motivating them to drive digitalization forward
Customer key figures
559 integrated equipment instances and 82 integrated types
Up to 50 percent less commissioning work
Up to 30 percent faster commissioning
100 percent traceability of the software used for each machine
About Fabmatics GmbH
As a specialist in the automation of material flows and handling processes, Fabmatics has been implementing customer-specific automation projects for the semiconductor industry since 1991.
Companies such as BOSCH, Infineon, Global Foundries and Siltronic rely on modular hardware and software solutions for automating handling, transport and storage processes: HERO and SCOUT mobile handling
systems in particular enable a more efficient, faster and safer production sequence.
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