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21May2018

Light Guide Systems Provides Precise Parts Positioning to Improve Throughput

Title: Light Guide Systems Provides Precise Parts Positioning to Improve Throughput

With precision and efficiency being of utmost importance, the methods a manufacturer uses to pick parts for those assembling goods is a pivotal aspect of the entire manufacturing process.

Three of the most popular methods used in flexible, mixed-model production environments are flow racks, parts kitting and pick-to-light systems.

Traditional pick-to-light technology provided a step along the path of making work instructions more visual, visible and available to operators. While this method has historically been a valuable tool for manufacturers, new projection-based augmented reality tools are solving some of the challenges associated with this age-old method of picking parts.

These days, practical augmented reality tools, like Light Guide Systems, are optimizing modern workstations like never before—ensuring that operators are properly equipped to build each component perfectly, every time.

For more information on how projection-based augmented reality is making modern factory floors smarter, safer and more efficient, read this article from Assembly Magazine.  

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Brian Close

Brian Close is the Executive Director of Sales for OPS Solutions. Brian has over 10 years of experience managing sales, manufacturing and engineering operations including managing implementation of new manufacturing equipment and processes with processes and managing $20M+ portfolio of contract engineering projects. Brian holds a BS, Materials Science & Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a MBA from the University of Michigan.
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