Want a Smart Factory? Focus on measurements
"If you don't measure it, you can't improve it," may be a slogan everyone can agree with, but that still leaves two important questions:
What do you measure?
How do you measure it?
Then, there are a few other concerns such as, "What do the measurements mean, and what should be done about them?"
ANA's Electronic Batch Processing answers begin with the realization that to be useful any measurement needs to be acquired easily, and processed simply... and ...
Everything measured must be actionable for making a better batch.
ANA's actionable toolkit includes key items such as color, particulates, and viscosity. Measuring them is done with the intention of creating repeatable batches by maintaining the critical parameters consistent from batch to batch.
Among other things, a Smart Factory enables
Automatic/retrievable/searchable record keeping
Flexible product changes ... Personalized products
when the fundamental measurement data is available using the Electronic Batch Processing products in this section.