Manufacturability — early control of product assembly
The way to an optimal production process
3 stages in your virtual factory
VR in the industry
We use Virtual Reality (VR) to your advantage. Because we and our customers are convinced of the added value for production and assembly planning.
With the support of VR, Halocline dissolves boundaries and makes ideas and processes tangible. If previously abstract planning can be experienced spatially, the results are subsequently of higher quality and more accepted. Thus the entire planning process becomes more efficient, less error-prone and understandable for everyone.
Today’s products must answer tomorrow’s questions. We create location independence and collaboration and enable experience-based knowledge to be effectively incorporated into the work with digital data.
“Halocline makes workplace design fast, easy and vivid. Whether testing a new assembly process or designing a new piece of equipment, virtual reality creates new ways to collaborate across all departments. And most importantly, employees can help design their own workstations and contribute valuable experience to the planning process early on.”
Susanne Barnsteiner, Assembly and process planning
“Halocline reduces our planning effort enormously — we reduce coordination loops and can generate more useful information than with traditional layout planning methods.”
Frank Seidel, Digitization Project Manager
“Thanks to Halocline, we are able to identify errors early on in the product development process and eliminate them relatively quickly. The earliest possible involvement of the specialist departments as well as the feedback from the production staff enables us to use completely new and agile planning options that support us in designing a production environment that is as leanly organized as possible, takes ergonomic requirements into account and harmonizes time processes. The focus here is on people with their experience and the rapid visual transfer of knowledge internally within the company and externally to partners, suppliers and customers”.
Saarlouis factory team led by Jürgen Müller (factory manager and sponsor) and Daniel Karkosch (Operational Excellence EMEA)
“With Halocline, layout planning is finally fun!”
Frank Seidel, Digitization Project Manager
“In order to shape the future, you have to break new grounds. Up to now, these paths have been largely blocked by high costs, technical capacities or qualification barriers. Halocline has opened this door for us and enabled us to enter the virtual world.“
Dr. Björn Bossman, Manager Site Planning Assembly SL/SLC
“Halocline’s layout planning enabled us to carry out our production and logistics planning from the ground up, so that before setting up the machines, production equipment and shelving systems we checked whether the planned layout could be sensibly transferred to reality”.
Julia Wieland, Supply Chain Manager
“Compared to classic 3D planning, in virtual reality I am actually in the middle of a production line instead of just in front of it, and this gives me the opportunity to gain early insights into walking routes or even workplace design”.
Karl Köpke, Specialist Equipment
KAUTEX TEXTRON GmbH & Co. KG
“Halocline provides significant support in the conception, design and development of a wide range of operating equipment. The software, which can be handled without CAD knowledge, is ideally suited for direct collaboration with colleagues on the shopfloor. Coordinated results can be passed on very quickly and with a high information density to suppliers for the purpose of preparing quotations.”
Felix Luca Richter, Industrial Engineer
“Halocline enables us to proactively support the planning of future workplaces in production. This enables us, for example, to optimize walkways and, in particular, to evaluate different scenarios without much effort. The rapid commissioning of the software as well as the simple design of the models allowed us to successfully perform a proof-of-concept (PoC) directly on a concrete use case.”
Dr. Philip Hartmann, Head of Digital Acceleration
“For the first time, Halocline has enabled us to intensively involve the affected workers in the planning process. This has led to insights that we have never gained in this way before”.
Kai Wallasch, Head of KGaA DPE — Advanced PLM Development
CLAAS KGaA mbH