The solution from East-Gate has been implemented in Epcos, which is a part of TDK-EPC Corporation.

TDK/Epcos develops, manufactures and markets electronic components, modules and systems, focusing on fast-growing leading-edge technology markets, which include information and communications technology, automotive electronics, industrial electronics and consumer electronics.

In SAW components, ceramic components, capacitors and inductors alike, TDK/Epcos consistently stands for superlative electronic performance.

Over 20 design and production locations and a tightly meshed sales network give the company a genuine global footprint.

Revenue: 10,6 bn USD (2011)
Employment: 88 000 (2011)

PROCE55 solution in TDK/Epcos is used for production control, visualization and the production KPIs evaluation, and is fully integrated with SAP. Currently, the solution is deployed in the following production plants: Deutschlandsberg (Austria), Berlin and Munich (Germany), Kutina (Croatia), Šumperk (Czech Republic), 2 plants in Zhuhai (China), and one in Batam (Indonesia).

The project of machine data collection and the production KPIs evaluation and visualization (including OEE) is implemented in TDK’s Indonesian plant in Batam. Currently, the PROCE55 application maintains the on-line connection to more than 100 machines. This will soon be extended to more than 500 machines. The machine data collection devices (simplified PLCs) are assembled and delivered by East-Gate under the name X4PCAM. The solution enables the collection of data both manually and automatically (if the production line is equipped with the appropriate interfaces) and also allows switching between these modes. The solution also enables navigation at different levels of displaying and aggregating data, extending from manager dashboard to detailed analysis of the causes of downtime. Quality monitoring running on the base of Statistical Process Control ensures the production lines tracking, monitors the processes for the purpose of further optimization and finally increases the overall quality of products. TDK in Batam manufactures thermistors and employs 1,500 workers.