Manufacturing software for elastomer and rubber goods production

Probably you heard it many times: “how hard can producing a rubber o-ring could be”… An average layperson has no idea about many years of know-how behind your production and massive responsibility for the products you make.

Each, even tiny, inaccuracy of parameters at the press, incorrect mould lay or every small mistake, resulting in waste of energy, time and expensive silicone material. But, of course, the worst-case scenario would be if the faulty batch gets to a Client…

In Prodio, we know exactly what you need in your industry to manage production better because, in 2016, we created the first version of the software. You are welcome to use our experience instead of reinventing the wheel.

In your industry trusted us small companies:

  • producers of rubber and silicone products, with 3 to 82 employees at the production hall, producing goods for:
  • automotive industry
  • gas and plumbing installation systems
  • technical sealing / o-rings of various types
  • metal elements gumming
  • sealing / felt pads, foams, PTFE production

On top of that, Prodio helps in tool shops (internal or recommended by contractors)

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“Prodio saves time and optimizes production”.

Peter, CEO Flexin

“For me, Prodio is a huge step forward; first and foremost, it brings organization to the company. We said goodbye to the paper version of the documents. For companies such as Rubberblack it is essential. There is no way to discuss AI in small manufacturing companies if you don’t have the basics. I am also looking forward to the latest changes in the software because it motivates me to implement them in my company, which in turn means developing it”.

 

Paul Rubberblack

Benefits for ELASTOMER AND RUBBER GOODS INDUSTRY

Effective production planning and costs tracking.

See, how many hours upfront a particular press is occupied

Thanks to using norms for your products, you can see how many hours upfront one specific press is occupied – the status gets updated as the employees give the number of pieces finished.

It’s a good idea to include in the production plan changeovers/mould change.

Clear production plan for presses, so the employees would always know what to do, without constant questions.

One employee works on several presses – it isn’t a problem. Thanks to planning orders for particular machines and indicating who is responsible for a specific order, you can make a production plan tailored perfectly for your company, so nobody would stand idly by, waiting to be assigned a task, with the production put on hold until you finish this process.


… finally, organise your precious KNOW-HOW

Each new employee means that the same mistakes are repeated, and you have to solve the same old problems. You have already wasted a few thousand euros on raw materials because of errors, which could have been easily avoided if only people remembered and there was a proper knowledge database.

From now on, all company know-how finally stays – parameters are in the software, together with photographs of potential defects, elements requiring special attention, to further improve the quality.

If you strive for perfection – you can attach photographs and manuals regarding mould assembly.


Manufacturing Software Features

Everything you need to run and manage a small manufacturing business

Online production planning and real-time progress tracking

From any place in the world with just a few clicks create a production schedule then share it via a web browser with the shop floor.
Communication between managers and workers doesn’t have to be messy or difficult.

Check out production planning module

Shop floor control and work in progress tracking

The workers register the start / the end of each operation, indicate the progress, and add extra comments using an easy online template.
You can view task updates in real-time, monitor key metrics, make accurate decisions and keep everything on track.

Check out shop floor control module

Orders and products management plus simple inventory

Regain control over orders thanks to an easy online view. Track lead times and get optimal efficiency.
You see who’s working on the job, where in the production process it is, and if you are going to meet the delivery date.

Check out orders and products management module

Time and attendance tracking

Turn time into money, capture every minute of every day, prevent lateness, and never miss a second of chargeable time again.
See who’s on shift, who’s running late, who forgot to clock-in/ clock-out, and who’s on break.

Check out time and attendance tracking module

Products database and your company knowledge management

The more you use Prodio – the greater technology of products is created; thanks to that, new employees’ training process will be easier, faster, and the knowledge will stay in the company.

Check out product database module

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Tips and tricks for your industry

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our perfect products database

From now on, all of your company’s know-how finally stays – as parameters are in the software.

1. In Settings (Settings – Additional boxes), such as ex. mould number, mould temperature, degassing times, number of slots.  (see how to do it – click)

2. As attachments to a product, add photographs of example defects (based on complaints) and photographic documentation of mould mounting on machines.

3. In technology of product set machines, which are used to make it – with their production norms.

4. When you produce goods in a few colours – add them as tags to an operation to be visible on the production plan straight away.

Assign employees and add a shift number to orders completed in a few days 

It often happens that in your industry one operator works on several machines, so to make production plan even more transparent, apart from the order of tasks it is recommended to: 

  • add to each order an employee, who is responsible,
  • set as coloured TAGs, which elements should be made during which shift,
  • in Announcements let people know which shift they work.

Organise mould marking and preparatory processes 

Once you create additional boxes for products, it is a must to create a box with several moulds, then number moulds accordingly to Prodio’s ID numbers or from 1 to 100 and so on.

When you organise moulds mount on machines, it’s worth marking it as additional operation (SETTINGS type), and thanks to that streamlining:

  • learn what the actual times are and the cost of changeovers,
  • Add photographic documentation/manuals for employees responsible for setting the machines to facilitate and optimise the whole process.

Short-list with other suggested settings and useful tricks in production management:  

What is best to write down and set as “product” in Prodio:

A particular detail with its production technology. The following details you can add based on a copy of the first one.

Production plan – what can you set as machines/operations?

Particular injection moulding machines – best in the order, they are placed at the production hall. You can also add a quality control or breaking off.

Production plan – tips regarding displaying and planning

The order of machines best mirrors the sequence in which they are placed at the production hall. In announcements, you can give information on who works which shift and when they are starting.

Additional boxes worth adding for your branch:

To a product: – mould number – heaters temperature – vulcanisation times – additional comments for laying a mould – additional comments for mould mounting – additional comments for product’s control

Additional TAG-s at the production hall and in the product categories

Shifts (ex. morning, afternoon, night) Colores

You may find interesting:

More than 50 tricks in Prodio to make production management efficient How does Prodio’s production plan work? Efficient production calculation and accounting How to print production orders and register them based on their bar codes.

Frequently asked questions by elastomer product manufacturers.

1. Is it possible for the one operator to operate multiple machines at the same time?

Yes, it is. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be possible to register production effectively in your branch.

2. Is it possible to include additional procedures such as form assembly or packaging?

Yes, it is. It is possible to create different technological sequences as the product’s technology part, displayed on the shop floor.

3. While working od different projects Clients trust us with their documentation which is often confidential - is Prodio a safe solution?

We do our best to safeguard your secrets – it is clear that the future of our business depends on it.
In 90-95% of cases, data in Prodio is more secure than saved locally:
– connections to web browser are encrypted,
– the server is located in one of the leading and best-secured data centres in Europe,
– in our company, only two people have access to complete data, and they have financial liability,

– together with security experts, we request a paid simulations of hacking and breaking in to assess and update the level of security,

– separate server archives data a few times a day.

We are ready to sign an NDA agreement upon request of our regular Clients.

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