Automation Software for Automotive Manufacturing

 

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In the automotive industry, where price wars and competitive pressure reign, the zenon Software Platform is a flexible source of support in helping you achieve your operational goals. zenon is an end-to-end automotive industry software, supporting everything from component supply to the delivery of new vehicles. Heterogeneous hardware landscapes can be connected with ease. Even equipment that is later incorporated into a production process can be integrated without a hitch. 

 

zenon creates flexibility and openness. It generates horizontal and vertical integration from one end of a process to the other, from a single sensor to an entire organization. Data obtained from different sites can even be compared by cloud. zenon as a solution is taking automotive manufacturing to the next level.


 

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Challenges automotive manufacturers face

 

 

The automotive industry experiences a variety of challenges in manufacturing. These setbacks make it more difficult to achieve typical production rates. Here are some examples of automotive industry challenges:

  • Production halts: The automotive manufacturing industry has been forced to halt many production sites due to a lack of workers or enforced health and safety conditions. These production halts made it more difficult to meet normal production rates. Without regular production levels, the industry loses out on crucial revenue.
  • Reduced vehicle sales: The industry has also experienced lower vehicle sales. Consumer demand doesn't meet the current supply of vehicles due to production halts. 
  • Disrupted supply chain: Disruptions in the supply chain negatively impact the industry. Without sufficient stock of necessary parts, vehicle production cannot resume.
  • Shift toward electronic mobility: As the industry shifts to an electronic preference, manufacturers might have to change production facilities or equipment to keep up with demands.

 

 

 

How zenon helps automotive manufacturers

 

COPA-DATA's zenon Software Platform is a high-quality solution for automotive manufacturers. zenon can assist you in all areas of automotive manufacturing, from supply to delivery. These industry challenges can be significantly reduced or resolved. zenon helps automotive manufacturers in many ways, including:

  • Visualization and control: Automotive companies use visualization software to create graphics of equipment and other plant conditions. With zenon, you monitor complex manufacturing systems and data with ease. In turn, your production processes become easier to understand, and your interfaces are more user-friendly. The easy-to-use interfaces and rapid development make systems more accessible for all project workers.
  • Analytics: As automotive companies face difficulties with production rates and consumer trends, keeping up with data analytics is crucial. With proper data analytic techniques, you analyze consumer trends and adapt to upcoming projects. zenon provides comparison data from across your manufacturing plant and competitors. zenon's custom-made reports on production trends help you optimize your efficiency — the thorough data allows you to maximize automotive production for future sales.
  • Data acquisition: Data acquisition refers to the change of physical cues into trackable digital values. Automotive manufacturers use acquired data constantly to identify and capitalize on trends. zenon's data services sorts and archives data from all across company operations. With all of your data in a centralized location, you can gain actionable analyses quickly.

The benefits of zenon for automotive manufacturing

 

zenon can assist automotive manufacturers with a wide range of challenges. The program also has these advantages:

  • Preparation for eco-friendly initiatives: Reducing CO2 emissions has become a goal across all manufacturing industries. Despite the challenges restricting an entirely environmentally friendly operation, zenon prepares automotive companies for green initiatives. The platform focuses on reducing energy consumption. Using Historian records, you can track energy consumption across your company and pinpoint ways to improve energy efficiency. By lowering energy usage, you can become a greener company overall.
  • Simple integration: zenon is simple to integrate into your company's current systems. You can implement it seamlessly into your workflow and then view the results in real time.
  • Reduced probability of errors: When you manually input data, you risk human error or miscalculations. Our software collects real-time production data and seamlessly integrates it with the rest of  your production landscape. It reduces the capacity for errors, making your data more precise.
  • Quick reaction to alarms: Alarms are crucial in manufacturing plants, alerting workers when something is wrong. The zenon Software Platform integrates alarm administration, allowing for rapid alerts.
  • Tailored user experience: You can adapt zenon for your preferences and needs. Switch languages, change color palettes and adapt your user interface to create your tailored experience.

 

Learn more about automotive manufacturing software

 

COPA-DATA has been in the software engineering industry since 1987. We constantly improve our zenon platform to ensure it maintains the necessary and updated algorithms. Implementing zenon helps automotive companies face the current industry challenges with ease. 

 

Whether you need assistance with data management, analytics, engineering or anything in between, zenon will help. For more information about zenon, contact COPA-DATA today

 

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