The fixed-cycle-time production is no longer a viable solution. Times have changed: today is all about adaptation, being flexible, and not being left behind. Production systems need to grow and adapt.
That’s what modular production is all about.
Every working station is an independent module. These can have a predetermined buffer, and even their own small supermarket for materials and components. Line dependency is no longer a restriction. Modules can go on- and off-line whenever needed, without affecting others.
Each product makes its own virtual process line, making a new decision of where to go next after every working station. This decision is made based on the Assembly Priority Chart (APC): a tree of dependency relations between all needed processes to complete a specific product.
In order to make this system work, products must be able to move freely. Each and every one of them is carried across the shop floor on top of an Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV), taking them only where needed, minimising waiting time, and thus boosting efficiency.
Modularity makes everything possible. Ramp-ups for new models, implementation of new technologies, even process failures won't get in the way. And the best part is, the system will adapt by itself! Flexible? Yes. Efficient? Of course. Smart? Definitely. The smart factory of tomorrow, today.
First step is always getting to know the current system. With our software, we can have a very accurate picture of the current situation, focusing on chosen Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). We can strip down the whole system, and analyse what is going on in detail.
Once we've identified bottle necks and/ or efficiency drains, we can easily alter the input variables and see how they affect production. With a tool this powerful, we can create as many scenarios as needed, and compare results instantly.
Our core service is an innovative solution for capacity, flexibility, and saturation problems that cannot be properly addressed in a production-line-approach. We offer a real time commander of the production system, with a full integration of logistics, and end-to-end communication.
With full implementation of our system, the commander allows to simulate production, and being ahead of any possible capacity problems that may be encountered in the near future. Being flexible has never been easier.
This company was founded with the mission to make a more efficient and flexible production system in multi-variant industries, implementing the most innovative solutions. For the last 100 years, production has followed Henry Ford's lead with his production line system, built and optimised around it. We in arculus believe the time has come to take the next step, to move forward ...
reach for the stars. Our company relies on new and innovative ideas. We value curiosity, creativity, and especially ambition.
the round table. Each and every one of us has his/ her own experience, both academic and professional. Discussions are to be approached with humility and an open mind. Every opinion counts, and every idea is to be weighted.
transparency. Communication is key for success. Everyone deserves to know what's going on in our company, and we intend to make it happen. We are all together in the same journey, we are all part of the same team.
a clear mind is more productive. We want teammates with a good work/ life balance. Family and friends, healthy lifestyle, and a generous sleep schedule are the three major factors to a productive mind.
trust. We are confident that all teammates are diligently applying themselves to the problems at hand. Not everyone works at the same pace, and not everyone needs the same time. We trust in our colleagues' ability to manage their own times, while holding themselves accountable to the same high standard.
do it right, do it better. At arculus, we insist on building high quality, technically sound solutions. Years of experience in high demanding work environments and different industries have given us a singular appreciation for doing things the right way. We’re embracing the challenge of creating a new solution to address new and future problems in producing highly customised products.