As a „system relevant“ production facility it was a real challenge for MENSHEN to keep the 24/7 shift production going during the Corona pandemic.
So far we were succesful in staying „virus free“ and fully compliant with local regulations on social distancing.
However, times of social „shut-down“ and strict border closures require new solutions when a highly sophisticated production unit requires technical maintenance, introduction and commissioning of new tools as well as enabling „virtual“ visits of our After Sales Service team at customer production lines.
Jochen Mahrenholtz, the Managing Director operations summarizes it: „Our customers are expected to maintain a smooth production for disinfectants and laundry and homecare articles even during difficult times. We need to keep their supply chain going and respect the strictest hygiene and contact regulations – AR enables us to build the necessary „closeness“ to our sometimes far away partners with a fantastic result. This is why we have introduced Augmented reality Glasses into our standard processes for technical maintenance and commissioning as one of the first Injection molding companies.“
There are advantages for everybody:
- No more time consuming travelling to production facilities – saving of cost and CO2
- Shortened start and ramp up process
- Virtual technical support – connection to the software solutions of the tool maker and adjustments in one go
- Training „on the job“ for local machine operators and setters
MENSHEN – Sustainable Innovative Packaging