From the customer enquiry to the dispatch of the finished part – the software range from TRUMPF optimises your complete production process. TruConnect intelligently combines the software with machines and services to create tailored Industry 4.0 solutions for your Smart Factory. Using the TruTops software you can control not only your operational workflow, including managing your customer orders and purchasing processes, but also the entire production, simply and in a targeted way. You can see your production progress and the status of your manufacturing orders at a glance – and this online thanks to the direct link with the machine control.
Cost-effective production of small lot sizes
The industry is changing; the demand for increased product diversity, and with it smaller lot sizes, is leading to ever greater complexity in sheet metal processing. The challenge here is that the outlay for your upstream and downstream working steps remains the same. Effective and highly flexible solutions are required. TruTops software products help you gain control of precisely these indirect processes, reduce outlay and produce small quantities in a cost-effective way. The production software also increases the transparency of your orders and reduces the throughput time across all stages.
The right software for every process step
To start production, you need to transfer your customer's order data to your production system quickly, accurately and with minimal administrative outlay.
The basis for this is the effective planning of production capacities with the aim of optimally utilising your machines and supplying your customers in the minimum time possible. The TruTops production software is a strong foundation for the efficient processing of each individual order. You can use the PPC interface to transfer your customer order data automatically. The order is then calculated and created as a production job. Plan the process flow for your order production with simplicity. You can call up an overview of all the available production capacities at any time.
Numerous orders with small lot sizes – for you this means that your programmer has to program more quickly whilst making no errors. At the same time, parameters such as the optimum nesting of parts to reduce material costs and anticipatory warehouse planning have to be taken into account. With transparent production planning using the TruTops software, you have plenty of time for efficient work preparation. The TruTops software presents all the process steps for efficient planning, from the 3D part right through to the finished NC program for bending, punching, punch-laser and laser machines.
Ever smaller series and increasing demand for flexibility mean that operations can easily become hectic. The risk of making errors increases and profitability suffers. You can counter these trends with networked production. Data exchange along the entire production chain enables optimised production processes with increased planning certainty, more flexibility and a higher product quality. The machine automatically follows the production plan and continuously reports the order status. You gain an overview and can prevent errors and delays.
Control and optimisation
Small, custom orders frequently involve increasing quality requirements. So you can always produce to the highest quality, you need to react quickly in the event of a fault – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Alongside errors, idle states caused by processes also pose a challenge to companies. Processing of the order is often blocked by issues in the material flow. A high level of transparency supports you here in both reacting quickly to errors, as well as in optimising your material logistics. Whether it is for the productivity of your machines, the materials and tools used, or the production programs produced, the software evaluates the most important data and key figures here for you. In the event of important occurrences, you are notified in real time so that you can intervene quickly and always make the right decisions.
No matter how small the series is, the upstream and downstream working steps remain the same. More orders therefore also mean more work for tender preparation, customer order management and material purchasing. Using networking, you can shorten these management processes easily and gain more time for the important things in your company. This is where the TruTops software comes in, to support you in the optimisation of your upstream and downstream processes.
The world of machines and the world of IT are merging together. Digital networking transforms your production facility into a Smart Factory. You can wire all production areas to each other through a variety of interfaces. Individual components exchange information and work perfectly together – the high level of transparency means you retain an overview at all times. You prevent errors, react more quickly, make the right decisions and work more cost-effectively.