30% REDUCTION IN REWORK TIME
The accuracy of inspection provided by the OMNI significantly minimised the instances of incorrect slot placements. This resulted in a substantial decrease in rework time. Rework can be a time-consuming and costly process, requiring labour, materials, and resources. By reducing the rework time, resources are allocated more effectively and overall maintenance costs are reduced. Lufthansa can achieve faster turnaround time in repairing and maintaining these critical components, ensuring aircraft are back in service more quickly, minimising downtime and maximising operational efficiency.
DECREASED INSPECTION TIME BY 2 MINUTES PER PART
The primary goal for LTTS was accuracy; however, the advanced graticule and measurement software of the OMNI also eliminated the need for manual measurement. As a result, the inspection time has been decreased by 2 minutes per part. The smart vision system from ASH has enabled Lufthansa to simultaneously achieve accuracy and save time.
IMPROVED EDM PROGRAMMING & TEST DEVELOPMENT TIME
The data obtained from the inspection process using the OMNI has facilitated the optimisation of EDM programming for new part types. This resulted in faster development of EDM programs and reduced test development time. With improved programming and test development time, EDM operators produce parts more efficiently. Optimised programming reduces setup time and minimises the need for manual adjustments, leading to faster machining processes and higher productivity.
Patrick Crowe, Production Engineer at Lufthansa Technik, expressed his satisfaction with the solution provided by ASH:
“ASH provided excellent support in developing a turnkey solution for our application. The result is a very user-friendly inspection system that has received positive feedback from all operators”.