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September 2018


Visit ADVARIS at booth 207 during the IWCS 2018 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA on October 14-17, 2018.

Leading the industry supporting the trends of Industry 4.0, Smart Factories, and Digital Real Time Information, ADVARIS continues to innovate.   ADVARIS has been very busy in the last few years implementing systems to make these trends a reality in many of the leading companies in our industry such as Southwire, Nexans, General Cable and more.

The ADVARIS Cable Solution supports and interlinks all aspects of operation, especially design, manufacturing, quality assurance, plant maintenance, materials management, logistics and sales. The heart of the system is a mature, high-performance Manufacturing Execution System (MES) perfectly attuned to the special requirements of wire and cable manufacturing.

If you are in the process of examining your current ERP provider, your MES systems or adding a Cable Design package, ADVARIS would be happy to provide some information.

The ADVARIS team at the conference will be happy to help with your queries. See you at IWCS 2018!

April 2018

Southwire successful with ADVARIS

Reliable and punctual delivery, consistent quality – even for customer requests on short notice or modifications – minimization of stock and improved transparency as the basis for process optimization: the ambitious company objectives of Southwire, North America’s largest wire and cable manufacturer, called for a well-designed Manufacturing Execution System (MES) specifically tailored to this industrial sector. The wire and cable giant found what it was looking for at ADVARIS. The software specialist from Bruchsal, Germany scored with expertise acquired over many years and standard solutions that are precisely tailored to the wire and cable sector—thus contributing to the realization of Southwire’s business objectives. Guy Brassard, Chief Information Officer at Southwire Carollton, commented on the long-term project, “In future, we want to have greater transparency in production processes across our locations and to be able to trace back every product through the entire production process.” Besides precise information at the factories, the company was particularly interested in options for quality surveillance and control.

ADVARIS MES is one of the functional elements in Southwire’s Industry 4.0/Smart Factory strategy

“In ADVARIS we have found a reliable partner that presents approaches with a high level of competence specific to our industry and that can reliably implement these for us within an agreed time-line”, the IT chief added. He continued, “ADVARIS MES is the control center of the factory. It enables us to identify deviations, shortages, and disruptions in the production process at an early stage. The intelligent system support enables our employees to react promptly and to make the correct decision. In conjunction with the company-wide SAP system, ADVARIS MES is one of the functional elements in Southwire’s Industry 4.0/Smart Factory strategy. More than half of our factories have already been equipped with the system—by 2018 we will have connected the remaining production locations.”

Brassard regards the high level of flexibility as a further major advantage of the MES from ADVARIS: “The system could be adapted to the existing structures at Southwire—on this basis, we were able to make positive changes to our business Processes.” This includes detailed production scheduling with the aim of adherence to due dates and the minimization of machine set-up times. The continuing optimization of the sequence of production orders is shown at the touchscreen terminals in the production hall. The recorded production data include barcode scanning of every individual drum with the exact length, machine run-time, material usage and quality test values. Process data, such as production speed and the lengths produced are acquired directly from the machine controls (SPS) via interfaces.

April 2018

Maillefer and ADVARIS introduce advanced plant maintenance

In any asset-intensive company, profitability is directly related to plant availability. ADVARIS’ software solution for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) helps you to implement a maintenance strategy that significantly reduces asset downtime, increases preventive maintenance and improves productivity. It enables you to combine calendar-based maintenance with event-based, condition-based and predictive maintenance. The MRO uses machine documentation, maintenance instructions and spare part lists provided by Maillefer.

Maximize the availability of your extrusion lines by digitalizing maintenance documentation

Direct integration with the machine PLC provides accurate, real-time information about the status of your plant and equipment. Preventive planning of maintenance activities makes it possible to avoid equipment breakdowns, extend asset life, reduce service and repair costs and maximize return on assets. As an additional service feature, Maillefer can equip you with remote monitoring of machine condition and compliance with maintenance standards.

April 2017

ADVARIS at Interwire 2017: Industry 4.0 for cable makers

State-of-the-art Wire & Cable Software developer from Germany presents “ADVARIS Cable”, the integrated modular solution for length-based manufacturers, at the leading USA Trade Fair.

From May 9-11 2017, ADVARIS Informationssysteme GmbH will be presenting its operations management system “ADVARIS Cable” at the Interwire in Atlanta, USA. Over the past few years the software solutions developed in Bruchsal, Germany have become a standard for the length-based manufacturing industry throughout the world.  In fact, as a part of its cross-group switchover to SAP’s ERP system, US cable manufacturer Southwire has decided to install ADVARIS Cable MES. Southwire has now implemented the manufacturing execution system by ADVARIS in several of its US plants.

The ADVARIS Cable Solution supports and interlinks all aspects of operation, especially design, manufacturing, quality assurance, plant maintenance, materials management, logistics and sales. The heart of the system is a mature, high-performance Manufacturing Execution System (MES) perfectly attuned to the special requirements of wire and cable manufacturing.

“Requirements in the length-based manufacturing industry are becoming continually higher, and there is an increasing need to react fast and cost-effectively to an ongoing situation. This makes it essential to have an operations management system which records and analyzes data reliably in real-time”, Manfred Moser continues. Describing his own system, the ADVARIS CEO speaks of “transparency at the touch of a button”, referring to the real time monitoring of production, quality and maintenance data. The individual ADVARIS modules can be seamlessly integrated with existing ERP system, such as SAP or Microsoft Dynamics.

ADVARIS at the Interwire 2017: Booth 552

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September 2016

ADVARIS Finalizes Factory System Partnership with Maillefer

ADVARIS Informationssysteme GmbH and Maillefer Extrusion Oy have concluded a strategic partnership for the business area called Maillefer Factory System (MFS). From now on, ADVARIS will be equipping Maillefer and its international customers with cutting-edge operation management systems for the cable and wire industry. Maillefer offers a complete set of technology and services for turnkey-ready cable factories and extensions of existing factories as a general contractor and is now planned to intensify this business area.

Maillefer has chosen suitable partners for the individual trades involved in creating a cable factory. “Right from the beginning, ADVARIS was our ideal partner for enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES). For us, as a premium supplier, the decisive factors are high quality, reliability and know-how – and ADVARIS delivers all three”, says Juha Hiltunen, head of the Project Management.

The ADVARIS ERP / MES solution “ADVARIS Cable” includes all software modules required for the operation of a cable factory. From cable design to manufacturing, to quality assurance and delivery, Maillefer’s customers can now rely on the support of an integrated system. For a long time now ADVARIS Cable MES has set standards as the leading, sector-specific solution. With the new system release in spring 2016, ADVARIS has become one of the pioneers of the “Smart Factory” in length-based manufacturing. ADVARIS Managing Director Dr. Manfred Moser sees numerous benefits from the cooperation: “Bundled strengths, and a stimulating exchange of knowledge as complementary partners, create additional competitive advantages for both companies. Thus for ADVARIS users, Industry 4.0 is no longer Utopia, but is becoming an established way of life.”

Dr. Manfred Moser from ADVARIS (right) and Mr. Juha Hiltunen from Maillefer

About Maillefer:

Maillefer is the global leader in wire & cable and pipe & tube production technologies. We offer over 50 technologies and the widest services portfolio in the industry to cover nearly 20 applications. From us, you can always get the best technical fit and value – from a single component to a complete factory – to match your lifecycle needs.

Maillefer production solutions are available for building and automotive wires, dry or jelly filled fiber optic cables, low, medium, high and extra high voltage cables, rubber cables, telecom, LAN and coaxial cables, heating and plumbing pipe, micro-drip irrigation tube, automotive tube, medical tube, micro-duct tube, off-shore pipe and umbilicals, and special tubes.

To serve our customers fast and accurately, we have five regional sales and service centers in China, Egypt, India, Russia and USA, and a network of 50 agents worldwide. Our two global competence centers in Finland and Switzerland provide customers with global know-how and best practices.