During the PPA event on January 29 in Nijkerk, ICT Group was present at the fair and gave an inspiring presentation on the role of MES in the digital transformation at NS Train Modernization. ICT Group gave a presentation together with ‘NS Treinmodernisering’ about the design of the new revision process, the operation of the automation and the role of MES to achieve fully digitized production.
NS Treinmodernisering is the revision and modernization company for parts and wagons of trains. In Haarlem, the wheel sets of trains are overhauled. A new building was realized in 2017 with new machining lines for the axles, with components such as wheels and brake discs. This revision process has been fully digitized and MES has been introduced as the “conductor” of the process. Based on inspection of the incoming axes, the route (workflow) is determined by the revision process. Various operations take place which are controlled and recorded by MES. The analyzes of this process have also been fully digitized, including production reports, OEE and Work-In-Progress, resulting in new insights.