Key Features of versiondog
- Keep precise track of all changes made by vendors / external programmers
...if desired values and parameters deviate from tolerance
- Use preventive maintenance to avoid defective operation and minimise wastage
...all production line equipment, including PLCs, CNCs, HMIs, robots, drives, sensors, etc.
- Save time by eliminating the need for manual backups
- Reduce downtime
- Minimise loss of revenue due to production stoppages
Management of standard program block library
...including usage list and detailed comparisons.
- Increase production quality and dependability
Complete change history
- Complete change history for all control software projects
- Ensure clarity and certainty in all production areas
- Detect unauthorised changes
- Significantly speed up troubleshooting
- Save time with standardised documentation
- Simplify complex auditing tasks
- Generate audit trails at the click of a button
- Ease adherence to VDA 6.x
"The fact that backups can not only be saved, but also compared with each other is an enormous help to us, especially during audits. The software is set up: all new projects are stored in versiondog as standard. I see no reason as to why we would ever do without this system again."
Gilles Gaeng, Technical Manager of Maintenance & IT at thyssenkrupp Automotive Systems GmbH
The Smart car may be small in size – however, as far as the reliability of its production processes is concerned, the city vehicle encompasses just as many demands as do larger vehicles. thyssenkrupp produces Smart vehi-cles at its Hambach (Moselle) factory, the maintenance department of which employs AUVESY's versiondog.
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