Press-hardened components are increasingly used in the automotive industry due to their mechanical properties, making component-specific identification more and more important. This enables short-term issues, such as reclamation-related sorting, medium-term challenges, such as the transfer of production data, and long-term issues, such as fully comprehensive carbon accounting, to be actively addressed. Consequences of a lack of labeling can include:
- Increased risk of defects and rejects due to the lack of component traceability
- More difficult root cause analysis in case of problems in production due to lack of transparency in the process chain
- Poorer evaluation in sustainability criteria due to lack of recording of the CO2 footprint
In cooperation with press hardening experts, a variety of starting points were identified to create tangible added value and increase customer efficiency with Senodis' digitalizable solutions.
Application example: Production start-up (testing of start-up parts)
When the furnace is put back into operation after a planned or unplanned downtime, the parts that leave the furnace first are especially tested and often sorted out.
Senodis ensures that start-up parts can be reused directly, if necessary, and that new production periods (during the testing of start-up parts) are created.
- Unrestricted/continuous production even during start-up parts testing
- Avoidance of part mix-ups
- Possibility to open up new production capacities
Application example: Internal quality complaint
Tests during series production are elementary pillars of quality assurance. From time to time, specification deviations occur that call the component quality into question. To avoid mixing with good parts and to be able to precisely isolate defects, Senodis supports with modern track and trace solutions.
- Precise fault localization
- Reduction of the number of components to be scrapped (due to precise time limitation)
- Reduction of sorting measures