Opinion: The Intersection of Paperless Work Instruction and IIoT Cobots

   Opinion article published Robotics & Automation News, May 2018

eFlex Systems Announces Strategic Partnership with Atlas Copco

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.May 14, 2018 -- 

eFlex Systems announced today its strategic partnership with Atlas Copco, a leading provider of assembly solutions. Through this strategic partnership, eFlex Systems will integrate Atlas Copco's industrial fastening devices into Job Element Monitor (JEM) – the digital work instruction platform that will be used on a large medical device manufacturing project.    

Cloud Based MES, ETO, and Job Element Monitoring

   Article Published  AutomationMedia.com May 2018

Is SAAS for Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Implementation the Key to Unlocking Immediate ROI?

 Article Published Automation.com May 4, 2018

Material Flow and Presentation Starts with Kitting Work Instructions and Job Element Monitoring

manufacturingtomorrow-2Just as kit trays are customized to meet the needs of the individual kits, transport systems documented in work instruction must be customized for efficiency and space utilization.  Article Published in Manufacturing Tomorrow, May 2018

Solving Quality and Process Challenges for Medical Manufacturing

When making instruments or equipment that will be used on the human body there is no room for error.  Consumers want to know that their pacemaker will keep their heart working properly.  The computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan will provide accurate diagnostic data for their physician.  The new orthopedic hip they received will fit properly and get them moving again.  Medical devices are invasive – they cut, examine, and repair the human body.  This is why medical manufacturers must strive for 100% quality standards – while meeting strict regulatory and compliance goals.

eFlex Announces Addition of Fastening Controller Open Protocol to JEM Assembly

News Release - Rochester Hills, MI - May 3, 2018 

How to choose the right digital work instruction software?

Work instructions (WI) in the past and present are typically printed on paper and many times do not represent the current processes on the plant floor.  It seems that these aids were more of a formality, used to provide training or answer questions as needed about proper processes and techniques.  However, with increasing product variation and consumer demand for higher quality, accurate and real-time work instructions are no longer a formality but an important necessity. Furthermore, paperless work instructions can offer much more capability than paper saving.  But where to begin?  How to choose the right software to start your digital transformation? A few key features and functionalities of WI software that should be considered in the decision-making process are highlighted below.   

Machine Learning 

 by Israel Vicars, Software Developer at eFlex Systems

The "e" in eFlex 

 by Israel Vicars, Software Developer at eFlex Systems