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Aerostructures maker Alestis harnesses the internet of things
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
The industrial internet of things has extended its web into aerostructures manufacturer Alestis Aerospace's Brazilian facilities - courtesy of a system supplied by US company Plataine.

Alestis Aerospace has selected Plataine's IIoT (industrial internet of things) solution for manufacturing optimisation at its composite part manufacturing facility in Brazil - Alestis do Brasil.

Plataine's solution will automate the production workflow and optimise cut-planning processes, delivering significant time savings and improved material yield, especially crucial in challenging times of uncertain supply of raw materials and cost pressures. Automated and optimised dynamic cut plans result in improved quality and quality control, while production delays are reduced by removing the risk of inefficiencies and human errors.

The entire evaluation process at Alestis do Brasil was carried out remotely thanks to Plataine's cloud-based solution. Plataine's deployment is being delivered remotely and was successfully concluded, within a short timeframe, given the implications imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plataine was selected by Alestis do Brasil due to its strong technical reputation and track record for the deployment of IIoT solutions at various companies in the aerospace parts manufacturing sector. Alestis do Brasil will use Plataine's technology to achieve a significant improvement in manufacturing cycles and material yield with a fully automated nesting and cut planning solution, automatically producing the optimal cutting and kitting plans, optimally assigning the right job to the right machine, at the right time. Process automation, reducing manual tasks, will also free up the time of skilled workers for other tasks, while further improving efficiency and avoiding quality defects affecting product delivery, reducing rework and scrap.

Automated record keeping and reporting eliminates manual paperwork, allowing complete traceability from raw material to end-product, with the Digital Thread. The Plataine solution was seamlessly integrated with Alestis's existing IT systems and will be able to take pending work orders and on-hand inventory into account, to dynamically adapt to the changing manufacturing constraints at the Brazilian facility. The deployment reportedly caused zero downtime at Alestis do Brasil, and was in line with the new policy to minimise site visits to the factory.

Carlos Alberto Daluz, CEO of Alestis do Brasil, comments: "In increasingly uncertain times imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important for us to become as lean and as efficient as possible. I am confident that Plataine's solution will help us maintain our position as a cutting-edge supplier to the global aerospace industry, and will allow us the agility needed to adapt and thrive in times of unexpected crisis, such as the one we are living through today."

Avner Ben-Bassat, President and CEO of Plataine, adds: "The recent uncertainty in the global business landscape underlines the need for manufacturers to improve their competitive position. There is no doubt that Alestis do Brasil is a company at the top of its game, supplying the largest global aerospace organisations. We are proud to work with them to help them improve their position even further."

Contact details from our directory:
Alestis do Brasil Composite Manufacturing Services
Plataine Composite Manufacturing Services, Computer-aided Engineering, IT/Computing, Product Data Management
Related directory sectors:
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Composites