Biele Group developed a turn-key door production line which was divided into two different section: the Core Optimzer, where different panels are cut and glued together until the desired core size is completed, and the Frame Assembly, where rails, stiles and lock blocks are added.
The Composer is the part where the infeed panels need to be optimized, in a way that regardless the size of the infeed panel, the final composed core can be delivered in a batch size 1 basis. This may result in final cores composed by multiple different infeed panels, with a minimum waste of raw material.
This panel optimizing logic could not be understood without the Production Control system developed by Biele. According to David Streu, Automation & Engineering Manager in VT Industries, “The line calculates how much core material is needed to produce the cores required and can recalculate based on real world feed back to the system”.