Lighthouse Systems and Wesco Production Tools April, 2009

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Lighthouse Systems, a leading provider of shopfloor data collection software announced that it has partnered with Wesco Production Tools and Crane Electronics on large scale SPC data collection project within major automotive facility.

This is something the operators on the floor really like

Lighthouse Systems, a leading provider of shopfloor data collection software, announced that it has partnered with Wesco Production Tools and Crane Electronics to offer a best in class Torque Management and data collection solution to a major automotive company.

In this case, the core manufacturing processes is vehicle assembly. Engineers are responsible for the proper collection of many hundreds of joints during a vehicle assembly process. The company demanded a real-time view of each step in the process to ensure the proper torques were taken at the proper frequency. In an effort to communicate the status of the process in real time, the customer requested a series of dashboards designed to the role of the user.

"The dashboard concept is an excellent way to communicate the status of the process to the proper Engineer. The fact that Lighthouse has an ability to tailor their user screens to the role of the user was definitely a key component in earning this business," said Rob Anderson, General Manager of Wesco Production Tools.

The Crane torque wrenches are unique in their ability to vibrate upon an Out-Of-Spec condition. "This is something the operators on the floor really like," said Rick Boken, Director, International Sales for Wesco Production Tools.

About Wesco Production Tools:
Wesco Production Tools Ltd is an Industrial Tool and Accessory supplier supporting the assembly industry. Wesco is a key supplier to a number of MVA facilities and has played a significant role in the assembly industry for more than 40 years.

Wesco Production Tools Ltd. provides innovative and unrelenting support implementing solutions that that have set world standards. Wesco employees Electronic Engineers, Technical Application Specialists, Certified Quality Auditors and Calibration Specialists.

About Crane Electronics:
Crane Electronics is an independent company that develops and manufactures torque tools and audit devices for all aspects of torque management.

For more than 36 years, Crane Electronics have been delivering solutions for torque management and control problems around the world, satisfying the needs of manufacturing industry for improved quality, safety, complete traceability and increased productivity. Crane's product range covers application requirements before, during and after the assembly operation, enabling tool capability assessment, process capability assessment and control, and process verification.

About Lighthouse Systems:
Lighthouse Systems is one of the world's leading developers of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) with offices in London, Singapore, Australia and Rochester, NY. Lighthouse Systems Shopfloor-Online is web based modular software that provides real time visibility of the entire manufacturing operations environment. Applications include Maintenance Management, Concern Management, Quality, SPC, Downtime, OEE, Spoilage and Inventory Traceability. Shopfloor-Online is being used in a wide range of industries with some of the biggest manufacturing companies; it is deployed in 15 languages in 28 countries.

For more information, please visit our web site or call the US office on 585-223-0600.


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