In wood-panel production plants, the forming line is the process step that prepares the mat of resinated wood substrate prior to the panel press. The forming line balances mat mass, speed and other parameters to maximize throughput. The SmartForming module is SMARTECH's AI-based tool to optimize forming line performance and stability via advisory and autonomous modes. Similar to the SmartPress module, SmartForming incorporates line data and human operator inputs to push operational setpoints directly to the equipment controllers.
Management of the forming line requires tight synchronization between upstream and downstream steps. The coordination between these different stages in non-trivial and frequently the price is paid in sub-optimal capacity utilization.
The SmartForming module utilizes machine learning algorithms and is an on-premise solution.
AI-based solution in autonomous mode reacts faster to keep production within the desired bounds.
Consistently top performance across all shifts by integrating the decision-making of the best performances in the algorithmic engine.
Improved operation enables more throughput and within tighter quality specification bounds, resulting in more revenue.
Raising the capabilities of less experienced operators much faster.
The solution is designed to be installed securely on-premise without exposure to cybersecurity threats.
Conventionally, accumulated production line experience resides with the experts. Transfer that know-how to the line itself.