Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and Waltham, MA, US July 25th, 2019– Virtek & Plataine announce a groundbreaking collaborative partnership allowing aerospace manufacturers using Virtek’s LaserEdge® ply layup system to improve productivity by tracking work in process, factory assets and materials in real time via Plataine’s Total Production Optimization software.
Plataine’s software continuously collects data from factory floor sensors to provide complete visibility and traceability across a manufacturer’s inventory, work orders, machines and tools. In addition, AI-based alerts and recommendations ensure operators select the right material for each job, perform tool maintenance at the right time, and optimally release jobs for production to minimize bottlenecks and shorten time-to-market. Plataine’s technology also creates a Digital Thread which records every step of the manufacturing process, from raw material to end product, improving quality control and ensuring customers are always audit-ready.
The integration of Virtek’s LaserEdge® with Plataine’s solution allows for better on-the-fly production decisions by giving production floor operators and managers essential real-time manufacturing data, including work status, work in process and deadlines looming, to maximize on-time, on-quality delivery of parts to aerospace customers.
Avner Ben-Bassat, President & CEO at Plataine said, “As production variation and manufacturing volumes continually increase, relying on manual processes, Excel and paperwork often leads to production delays, material waste and quality risks. Our partnership with Virtek brings a unique offering to the market that will enable composite part fabricators implement the factory of the future to dramatically enhance their operations.”
Tom Kane, VP and GM of Virtek added, “Virtek is constantly re-imagining ways to simplify complex manufacturing processes. This new offering enables manufacturers to harness real-time data to make better informed decisions throughout the production process. It enables manufacturers to become more efficient, shorten production turnaround times and reduce costs.”
Join us for Aerospace Tech Day on Aug. 15th 2019 Dallas, TX, to learn more about the latest technological advancements and the joint offering.
Virtek Vision International ULC is the global leader in 3D laser templating, positioning and quality inspection systems for manufacturers around the world. The Virtek name has become synonymous with innovation, accuracy and reliability. Innovating since 1986 and based in Waterloo, ON, Canada, Virtek has local sales and service coverage across North America, Europe and Asia. The world’s largest manufacturers in aerospace, construction, metal fabrication, and renewable energy trust Virtek. See things differently with Virtek solutions – Iris™, LaserEdge®, LaserQC® and TrussLine®.
Plataine is the leading provider of Industrial IoT and AI-based optimization solutions for advanced manufacturing. Plataine’s solutions provide intelligent, connected Digital Assistants for production floor management and staff, empowering manufacturers to make optimized decisions in real-time, every time. Plataine’s patent-protected technologies are used by leading manufacturers worldwide, including Airbus, GE, Renault F1® Team, IAI, Triumph, General Atomics, TPI Composites, AAT Composites and MT Aerospace. Plataine partners with Google Cloud, Siemens PLM, McKinsey & Company, TE Wire & Cable, the AMRC with Boeing, and CTC GmbH (an Airbus Company), to advance the ‘Factory of the Future’ worldwide. For this work, Plataine has received a Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan and Innovation Awards from the JEC and CompositesUK organizations, as well as the Shanghai Society of Aeronautics (SSA). For more information visit: www.plataine.com