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Thagora, a leather cutting company for furniture and automotive, has transformed the way leather is cut in automotive, proving that you only need a skilled process engineer and an upgraded die-cutting workflow. Through the use of their advanced software system, they offer predictability, leather savings and traceability of all operations.
The leather industry has a long history. But the dependency on skilled, experienced operators, the difficulty of enforcing quality rules in leather inspection, and nesting rules are essential aspects that need to be improved.
With the rise of Industry 4.0, significant advances have been made regarding industrial processes included in manufacturing, engineering, material usage and supply chain.
Thagora has embraced the many benefits that come with Industry 4.0 by creating their technology based on software, algorithms, research, and development.
They wanted to create a solution that would address the flaws and limitations in the current leather die-cutting process:
1. The entire leather production process is digitised
By digitising aspects like leather evaluation, nesting or cutting, you simplify and streamline these activities. And Thagora has developed a high-performance Off-Line workflow that opens up new possibilities for increased material utilisation.
2. They integrated a system that focuses on traceability
The general purpose of using traceability is to have complete information about the
qualitative and quantitative activity of the operators, to improve the overall
KPIs: leather usage, operators’ productivity and machine productivity in respect with
the quality requirements.
The system they implement is automated and objective, while the activity is rendered in
real-time and it is also correlated with other data to ensure accurate results.
3. De-skilling for more accuracy and efficiency
By introducing their technology, the operators’ tasks are simplified. The machines use a scanning technology that allows high accuracy of hides inspection and stability of image detection. That is why an essential role is that of the process engineer, as he is the one designing the overall process and choosing the optimum workflow.
For more information regarding their innovative software and hardware package, visit the website: www.thagora.com
*This article is an advertorial provided by Thagora.