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Orior Management AG, Zürich, Switzerland


Up to now, good quan­ti­ties and error pat­terns with down­ti­mes of the 50 pack­a­ging and fil­ling lines at the seven sites were recor­ded and ana­ly­sed manu­al­ly using paper and Excel. To sim­pli­fy this, an OEE cock­pit was deve­lo­ped spe­ci­fi­cal­ly for the Ori­or Group. Each line con­sists of a Zebra QR code scan­ner, a line dis­play and pul­se recording.

The appli­ca­ti­on crea­ted picks up the pul­se of the cycle machi­ne, for exam­p­le a vacu­um sea­ler, for each line. Based on the pul­se, the appli­ca­ti­on reco­g­nis­es whe­ther the line is in pro­duc­tion or has stop­ped due to an error. The error image is then dis­play­ed as an unde­fi­ned error on the scan­ner appli­ca­ti­on; the unde­fi­ned error is spe­ci­fi­ed by scan­ning a QR code. Other line sta­tus­es such as rea­dy, pau­se, set-up can be acti­va­ted by scan­ning a QR code, and the yield is ente­red by dis­play input on the scan­ner at the end of the job.


The line dis­play shows the cur­rent and next orders to be pro­du­ced and acts as a live OEE dash­board. The orders to be pro­du­ced are recor­ded in the team leader’s app, and master data and para­me­ters can be ente­red and edited.

The advan­ta­ge for the cus­to­mer is that the data no lon­ger has to be recor­ded manu­al­ly and the employees can be deployed for other acti­vi­ties. Data qua­li­ty has been mas­si­ve­ly impro­ved thanks to the auto­ma­tic recor­ding of down­ti­mes. All data is fed into the customer’s BI envi­ron­ment and all 7 loca­ti­ons can be ana­ly­sed cen­tral­ly on the same plat­form. Pro­cess opti­mi­sa­ti­ons have alre­a­dy been car­ri­ed out at all sites and hig­her pro­duc­ti­vi­ty has been achie­ved by eli­mi­na­ting the big­gest sources of loss.


Ori­or Manage­ment AG

Plant type

Food pro­ces­sing

Project execution

2022 to 2026

Project scope

  • 50 pack­a­ging and fil­ling lines

Our services

  • Con­cept design and consulting
  • Stock-taking on site
  • Elec­tri­cal engineering
  • Instal­la­ti­on planning
  • Crea­ti­on of func­tion­al design specification
  • Pro­gramming of software
  • Pro­ject engi­nee­ring of visua­li­sa­ti­on system
  • Switch­gear construction
  • On-site con­ver­si­ons
  • Signal test and start-up
  • Ope­ra­tor training

Technology applied

  • Type­Script
  • React
  • Postg­re SQL
  • Node-RED
  • Bale­na OS
  • Zebra TC21 scan­ner with Android
  • NEC 43″ to 65″ dis­play with MPI4
  • Sie­mens LOGO!
  • EPLAN Elec­tric P8


Mar­cel Fust, Head of Con­cept Design and Con­sul­ting, Schmid Auto­ma­ti­on AG

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