Use self-learning controls to improve your production performance

Use self-learning controls to improve your production performance

The number of smart automation solutions is increasing in the manufacturing industry, as well as the need to gain complete control of a production line. A self-learning control system learns how the machines are supposed to operate, based on previous experiences, in order to achieve desired results. This helps to balance the production flow to avoid production stops, increase performance and minimize downtime.

Prevent unforeseen events in production lines

As you probably know, unforeseen events could happen during production. Components in the production line can be misplaced, external factors can affect the production flow, or a machine’s behavior could change, or in the worst case, break down. Imagine if the system controlling the production flow could sense and learn when these unexpected scenarios would appear, and adjust automatically the production flow accordingly.

A self-learning control system balances the production flow

A self-learning control system balances the production flowA self-learning control system provides a mechanism that learns how the machines are supposed to operate, based on previous experiences, in order to achieve desired results. A self-learning control system monitors the production process and senses when irregularities occur in the production. Based on the data from the machines, the system learns the relation between these irregularities and the machines’ speed and behavior. The system changes the speed and behavior of the machines accordingly to improve the availability and performance of the production line, as well as increase and retain the quality of the products. In addition, a self-learning control system continuously evaluates and adjusts its own setpoints to achieve the production goals in a satisfying way.

High overall equipment effectiveness in the manufacturing industry

By improving performance, availability and quality, self-learning controls help to raise OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) for a production line. To do this manually it would take months to come up with relevant conclusions, compared to self-learning controls that can achieve the same results in just a couple of weeks. Self-learning controls are customized to fit specific productions and needs, which helps to gain complete control of a production line.

A smart and effective tool with a revolutionizing impact on production lines

One of the main priorities for FlexLink is to help its customers to increase their production lines OEE. Self-learning controls is one of the key products in our current development plan. The system is useful in many different applications and most manufacturing industries. Smart production solutions are taking the manufacturing industry by storm and their revolutionizing impact on production lines should be recognized.

I hope you enjoyed reading the article about self-learning controls and became intrigued by the system. Would you like to learn more, don’t hesitate to contact me or visit our website for more information.

Maziar Mashaei 1 Article
Maziar Mashaei is a Technical Specialist at FlexLink since 2008.

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