Latest News | 24 January 2023

Manufacturer sees double with firm’s innovative tech

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Innovative technology developed by Bloc Digital has been helping digger-maker JCB boost its manufacturing productivity.

Using data visualisation, Bloc devised a production line “digital twin” for JCB to help improve quality and efficiency while reducing risk and cost within manufacturing processes and production management.

The digital twin of the JCB cabs factory in Uttoxeter – the first UK ‘factory of the future’ for the construction equipment giant – was designed to enable production to be more easily monitored and managed, ultimately enhancing productivity.

The application combines real-time data with 3D-modelled environments to provide an accurate virtual replica of the factory, enabling the location tracking of specific units along the complete production line.

It also records stock levels, ensures maintenance needs can be quickly detected, and monitors build progress against target efficiencies.

The solution’s enhanced scalability also means it can accommodate the addition of other factories, increased product demand, and overall growth.

Keith Cox, co-founder of Bloc Digital, said; “Developing solutions for today with an eye on tomorrow, we’re thrilled to be helping our clients and partners work smarter and be futureproof.

“We’re consolidating our sector growth with expansion in our own specialist research and development team and will also be helping to ensure the next generation is equipped with the skills needed to continue to drive the digital revolution.”

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