The company C&K invests in IoT with 4CAD Group and enters fully into the Industry 4.0
The company C&K, one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches, purchases the ThingWorx IoT platform from PTC. 4CAD Group, integration expert of information systems for manufacturing industry, is chosen for the digitalization of the Dole (in France) factory and support of the end-users. This decision is part of C&K to invest in innovative and flexible solutions in order to gain in responsiveness for their customers and increase efficiency.
Fully enter into the digital era
The « Digital Interface » project, launched by C&K, describes functionalities of production orders follow-up, availability of overview information for the production operator, date aggregation coming from different production information systems, request for proposal traditionally describing MES (Manufacturing Execution System) tools. C&K takes an opposite approach by choosing the ThingWorx IoT platform from PTC. « We want to increase our ability to develop specific products closed to our customers request. The ThingWorx platform appears to be the most modern, agile and flexible to fit our need in a very short period » states Tony DUPIN, Continuous improvement Manager for C&K « This technology fits perfectly into our vertical industrial integration model ».
ThingWorx to manage and analyze the data
ThingWorx from PTC is the first applications development platform designed for the IoT and connected world needs, a world characterized by an explosion of connected sensors, assets and equipments.
This platform offers a complete environment to optimize the production capacities, manage the automated machines and valorize the data by its interfaces rapid development capacity for the operators.
« Our strategic objectives of gaining market shares and improving our efficiency are due to a willing of better serving our customers and improving our productivity by limiting scraps, machines stops and human mistakes. « This first step in IoT allows us to lay the foundation of the digital transformation of C&K and increase our technological advance compared to our competitors. We are really relying on 4CAD Group to support us for this decisive step » precises Bruno PREVOT, General Manager, C&K Europe « We are practically delivering the promises of the Industry 4.0 for C&K, we are proud to support them » states Janick VALBOUSQUET, IoT Sales Manager for 4CAD Group.