June 8, 9:00 AM – All Levels – Partner Session
Instructor: Roger Richardson, HarnessWorks
Roger Richardson, CEO of HarnessWorks. Over 30 years of experience delivering custom automation solutions for manufacturers globally.
The term ‘Digital Thread’ was first used in the Global Horizons 2013 report by the United States Air Force Global Science and Technology Vision Task Force. It was used to describe software architecture that reduces manufacturing time and production costs while improving quality and providing better post-sale service support.
Contextualized for wire harness assembly, an example of the ‘Digital Thread’ includes CAD design tools such as Zuken’s Harness Builder for E3.series. It empowers manufacturers to create accurate quotations/estimates, full nail board/pegboard documentation, drive testing, digital assembly, and automated wire preparation machines.
During this seminar, we’ll be focused on extending the digital thread by improving the transfer of knowledge from Engineer to Technician. When asked what’s the most difficult aspect of building a wire harness, most technicians point to the meticulously detailed paper drawings they rely on for work instructions.
Have you ever tried assembling a piece of furniture only to discard the manual as you found it unhelpful? More times than not, this isn’t the fault of the engineer or technical writer but rather their creative medium. The static nature of these drawings results in a large amount of information crammed into a small area. Intuitively, people have difficulty processing information structured in this way, resulting in rework and time loss. But why are these drawings so complex for our brains to follow, and is there a better way?
At HarnessWorks, we’re fascinated with the psychology of how the human brain processes data. We use this information to influence the user experiences of software and hardware we develop for automating manufacturing processes. We’ve found that humans process information using different parts of our brains depending on the quantity and structure of data provided.
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HarnessWorks is a user-focused redesign of the award-winning assisted automation projection software, ProjectionWorks.
HarnessWorks increases production speed and eliminates rework by displaying tasks sequentially onto a harness board. Furthermore, managers and technicians are able to optimize performance through access to analytical dashboards.