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Smart Factory at “Küchenmeile” (kitchen-mile)

In eastern Westphalia, between Bad Oeynhausen and Osnabrück, the so called “Küchenmeile” (kitchen-mile) is located along the Autobahn A30. The majority of companies of the German kitchen furniture industry are located in this area and they account for 2/3 of the industry‘s total sales.

Despite the competition in this relatively small area, the kitchen manufacturers are organized under the umbrella of the “A30 Küchenmeile e.V.” (kitchen-mile association) which annually holds the world’s largest kitchen trade fair. This is one of the […]

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Increased Machine Availability as a Service

COSMINO AG, a provider of software solutions for the production industry, and SDI Project Automation GmbH, a service provider for automation and service in the manufacturing industry, together have concluded a strategic cooperation agreement. The uncertainty of the market with regard to Industry 4.0 and the lack of capacities at manufacturing companies require external service providers to themselves select, introduce and maintain the tools appropriate to their work.

SDI Project Automation GmbH from Herford, Germany, is such a service provider. Through […]

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Continuous Availability of Testing Instructions, Product Drawings and Control Plans at the Workstation

The core of our MES/MDA solutions is the Cosmino WorkerPoint. This human-machine interface presents the acquired machine data in real time to the operators. Operators have direct access to all Cosmino software features needed at the workstation, like the SPC dialog for statistical process control.

New features have been added to this SPC dialog, which allow documents and web pages to be linked in and displayed. Operators can now review controls plans, testing instructions and product drawings that are important for […]

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Cosmino Informational Event a Complete Success for Organizers and Participants

“Transparent Manufacturing: Acquisition of Operational Data and Reporting for Continuous Improvement Systems and Shop Floor Management” was the topic of COSMINO AG’s informational event held on July 21, 2015 at the Sheraton Carlton in Nuremberg, Germany.

A total of twenty-nine participants from various companies and industries gathered at the event to hear exciting lectures about the topics of Industry 4.0, KPIs for Manufacturing Companies and Efficient Management of the Continuous Improvement Process followed by an in-depth software presentation.

One of the topics […]

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The Cosmino Measures App for management of Improvements and the Shop Floor wins the BEST OF INDUSTRY PRIZE 2015

A top-class panel of experts consisting of 30 professors and journalists can’t be wrong; they’ve confirmed Cosmino’s Measures App as the practical solution for use in the manufacturing industry.
The Measures App provides support for the Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) and management of the shop floor by allowing suggestions for improvements and measure to be added to a workflow via smart phone and tablet even without a current connection to the company network.
The ability to document defects and process gaps immediately […]

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MES as the Driving Force for the Continuous Improvement Process and Industry 4.0

A report from the Automation Meeting 2015 in Böblingen, Germany, where COSMINO AG participated both as exhibitor as well as speaker for a workshop organized by the MES Association for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (MES D.A.CH Verband e.V.).
The Automation Meeting 2015 recorded nearly 2,500 visitors. COSMINO AG’s booth played host to a corresponding number of guests.
“We were able to make a lot of interesting contacts. Many visitors came directly to us immediately after our workshop”, as Werner Pospiech, Head of […]

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