Vault Automation Reduces Manual Tasks and Time to Market for Bauer Compressors
The first step to reaching Bauer Compressors' goal was to speed up their nesting capabilities for sheet metal parts. They implemented a third party nesting solution that they hoped would meet their needs and free up time for laser programmers. However, this new program did not integrate well with their existing Vault infrastructure, which is essential to their designers.
Bauer needed the integration between these two systems to be automatic and seamless, instead of the current manual process. Bauer knew that implementing automation technology would enable them to keep up with their evolving business goals.
KETIV created automation that works with Vault Professional using coolOrange’s Powerjobs Extension. This automation passes files of specific sheet metal parts to a location specified by Bauer. The file is then picked up by their external nesting software to be used during the cutting process for the part. This functionality is triggered on specific lifecycle transitions in Vault, which guarantees that the correct version of these parts are being manufactured.
Bauer was able to automate their nesting capabilities, free up time for their laser programs, and move onto other projects. Bauer’s overall goal of implementing new technology and automating processes has enabled system connection with nesting software improving their time to market.
Michael Lerch, CAD Systems Administrator said, “We have saved way more time than it cost to put the automation in place even a few months after the project was completed.” Bauer has enjoyed collaborating with KETIV, where the automation solution was built, to make sure it met the requirements of the organization. Bauer is looking at their technology pool and manual tasks to continue to automate and integrate processes across the organization.
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