Cutting room 4.0: plan and control your production with more performance
The efficiency gains provided by Industry 4.0 like the Cutting Room 4.0 are revolutionizing production processes in virtually all industrial sectors around the world. Integrated and intelligent equipment, automation, and precise data management are also applied in fashion production, reinforcing the companies’ manufacturing quality.
Therefore, a cutting room 4.0 is strategic for agility and innovation in your business, crucial factors within this highly creative and competitive market.
A fundamental solution for the implementation of cutting room 4.0 is currently offered by Audaces. This is Intelligent Cutting Flow. Its function is to integrate people, processes, and equipment in order to ensure the planning, management, and control of spreads and cuts. All digitally, facilitating data checking and assertive decision-making.
How Audaces ICF Contributes to Cutting Room Efficiency 4.0
After receiving the production orders, the manager can schedule, through Audaces ICF, all the production steps, from the spread to the labeling. In this way, in the system, the manager can define the quantities of layers, cuts, and fabrics necessary to obtain the pieces.
The Audaces system interface shows the expected consumption of materials — useful information for managing supplies and stocks — in addition to the time needed to complete the cut.
The Intelligent Cutting Flow system even monitors and issues real-time notifications about any disagreement between planned and produced. Thus, it is possible to correct deviations and avoid rework and waste of materials.
Incidences that harm productivity is computed and can be analyzed in periodic reports. For example: if the spreader has a full table several times, preventing the operator from working, the manager obtains accurate data to avoid idleness and optimize his production.
In an agile and automatic way, the Audaces system also establishes an initial cutting plan aiming at the best use of the fabric. This schedule can be adjusted if necessary.
Advantages of working with a 4.0 cutting room :
Check out the advantages your company can obtain by implementing the Audaces ICF solution, which makes it affordable to implement a cutting room 4.0:
- Intelligent integration of all equipment in the cutting room;
- Global vision and monitoring of production in real time;
- Security and assertiveness in the management of spreads, cuts and labeling;
- Insertion of commands for automated and efficient production;
- Digital interface that presents all pertinent production information;
- Immediate solution for situations that may generate loss of productivity;
- Cutting and fitting plans that do not require manual calculations;
- Circulation of digital information, without the need for printed technical files.
Benefits at all stages of fashion production
Adopting the technology of the Audaces ICF solution brings benefits to all stages of your company’s production. The main gains are seen in the spreading, cutting, labeling, and separation of fashion products.
Check out in practice how your company can benefit from this technology:
1. Spreading and cutting
The Audaces system exports information such as priority order, rolls to be used, defective rolls, and splicing points to the spreader.
Thus, through the Audaces ICF interface, the manager can work with data relating to the collection of pieces, for which customers they are destined, in addition to viewing the projects according to material, models, names, and creation date.
The manager can also check parameters of width, length, weight, and number of sheets for this stage of production.
The solution allows the entry of specification data for P, M, G, and GG parts. All this information is systematically related in cutting room 4.0 and can be configured on computers or touch screen monitors attached to the equipment.
2. Labelling and separation
Monitors with zoom-in and zoom-out capabilities allow accurate visualization of all cut components in the cutting room and their arrangement on the fabric.
In this way, the Audaces ICF solution provides the user with the precise identification of the parts and the technical data of each one of them, such as mold name, size, batch, customer, variants, and finishes.
Then, with a simple command, the labels are quickly printed at the output of the cutting machine and glued directly onto the cut fabric, eliminating the plotting step.
Digitizing and automating the process prevents human errors at this stage.
This labeling system guarantees safety and efficiency in the separation and shipment of batches to the
stages after cutting, as well as gains in time and performance.