Beet, a manufacturer of visibility systems for the automotive market and more, has relocated its global headquarters to the Southfield Town Center to better serve its growing North American customer base of vehicle manufacturers and tier one and tier two automotive suppliers.
The office will be located in suite 60 of the 4000 Tower.
“Beet is enabling organizations to leverage their manufacturing data to make real-time improvements to their operations,” says Lance Lehmann, director of partnership management for Beet. “Our North American customers at both the OEM and supplier levels will benefit from real-time, face-to-face access to our team, which will allow us to quickly improve our customers’ operations with our game-changing technology.”
The company’s proprietary software, Envision Process Visibility System (ePVS), is an Industry 4.0 enabler, helping manufacturers answer three critical questions: what is wrong now, what might go wrong, and where is the hidden capacity?
By tracking what is wrong now, ePVS helps manufacturers optimize the current performance of manufacturing systems at the device level. Tracking what might go wrong helps predict failures and unplanned stoppages by monitoring what parts of the manufacturing system will require attention or maintenance.
The company also identifies where hidden capacity exists. In addition, manufacturers can make changes to manufacturing processes to push the system’s limits, improve cycle time, and sustain system uptime.
Beet ePVS provides a detailed breakdown of every process step’s cycle time, showing how individual process steps deviate from “in tolerance” to “out of tolerance” over time. In addition, it shows a historic view of what happened, and specifically where the fault occurs in the cycle. Providing this data in real time allows manufacturers to take immediate corrective action.
“Industry 4.0 has ushered in a new era of industrial connectivity where data collection and analysis are allowing manufacturers to make real-time decisions to both optimize and trouble-shoot their operations,” says Lehmann. “With ePVS, Beet is leading the way for manufacturers to take advantage of these trends and continuously improve manufacturing operations.”