CONNECT is a platform which manages all items, actions, and information related to your assembly line activities to accelerate your transformation by boosting your flexibility, boosting your uptime, and boosting your productivity.
The CONNECT is a multi-tool solution provider: simply activate a Tightening Unit in the CONNECT for each tool. A Tightening Unit is the eco-system of one cordless tool, and all Items, actions, and information related to it.
Two CONNECT versions are available:
One version is the CONNECT-W, which embeds a wireless access point. A CONNECT-W can activate up to 10 Tightening Units, which means that up to 10 cordless tools can be connected and used.
The other version is the CONNECT-X, which requires an external wireless access point. A CONNECT-X can activate up to 20 Tightening Units, which means that up to 20 cordless tools can be connected and used.
In addition, the CONNECT offers a single point of connection for communications between the factory network and up to 20 cordless tools, reducing cost of ownership and simplifying installations for easier line rebalancing.
The entire family of Desoutter Wi-Fi tools are compatible with the Industrial Smart Hub and all new tools in development will also be compatible. We have designed the CONNECT to be “future proof”.
In addition, dedicated error proofing accessories including, stack lights, socket trays, operator controls, and remote user interfaces help assure 100% reliability of the process control.
With a volume of only one gallon, the CONNECT is a compact and powerful solution, easy to install anywhere in the plant desired. Indeed, you can install the CONNECT in the workstation, at the end of the production line, on the process manager’s desk, or even in the server room.
With this Industrial Smart Hub approach, your assembly line will be free from cables, your workstations will have more space available, and imagine... if all the CONNECT’s are in the same room, there is no need to walk the line to check each station... just go to the CONNECT room and focus only on what you need to do. That will Boost your Productivity!
If you need to have feedback from a workstation, we have a solution with the Desoutter SIGHT remote HMI, which you can finetune for each screen for each workstation according to your requirements.
Cordless tools can move easily to maintain or improve the quality and productivity level of your assembly line. It can be for tool calibration, maintenance, or reassignment to another workstation.
Optimizing the process to Boost your Productivity also requires the flexibility to rebalance the line and relocate the tools easily. With RFID easy pairing, Desoutter cordless tools pair with any CONNECT and are ready to work in a fast and effective way!
And obviously, you can add a new cordless tool whenever desired without disrupting other tools already running on the line.
Nowadays, things are moving so fast that we must constantly adapt to meet new challenges. Industrial devices are also subject to this trend so Desoutter designs accordingly. That is why we have implemented feature management with the CONNECT to Boost your Flexibility!
With feature management, you can finetune each tightening unit according to the requirements for each workstation. This means that depending on the needs, you can activate and allocate a feature on one tightening unit and not on the other one. In the end, you get what you really want!
And if, after a while, one feature is no longer of value on a tightening unit, thanks to our easy feature rebalancing, you can reallocate this feature to another tightening unit on another CONNECT very quickly and easily.
Feature management is a scalable solution which allows you to upgrade your workstations whenever you want. If a Desoutter feature fits perfectly with your new requirements, you have only to activate it and you are ready to use it!
Thanks to our Desoutter software package, Tightening strategy, Assembly process, KPI management, track and trace solution, full traceability and more are available in order to support you in your quality and productivity approaches
The CONNECT is an Industrial Smart Hub conceived and designed to strongly support and accelerate your transformation towards an industry 4.0 factory. Choosing the CONNECT on your production line guarantees to Boost your Flexibility, Boost your Uptime, and Boost your Productivity!