One month ago, the first of four annually planned updates of the cloud-based software solution TiCon for Web went live. TiCon for Web now comes up with a number of new features. Great added value is offered by the integration of the process building block MTM-UAS®, MTM-MEK® (one-of-a-kind and small variable batch production), MTM-VI® (Visual inspection) and MTM-LOG® (Logistics).
The 69th spring congress of the Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft e. V. (GfA) was held under the theme of “Sustainable work and learning”, and the contributions made by the MTM ASSOCIATION e. V. were a perfect fit. Manuela Ostermeier, project manager for digitization and internationalization of MTM training, used the example of e-learning developed by her team to explain the importance of the digital transformation of training products for a globalized working world.
At LATC2023, MTM ASSOCIATION e. V. and Halocline GmbH will be using the example of VR and the MTMmotion® interface solution to show what is already possible today in terms of digital work planning: planning reliability with the fun factor. Read an interview with the two main players on the theme area here.
The MTM ASSOCIATION e. V. and the Fondazione Ergo-MTM Italia are further developing the EAWS® ergonomics assessment method as part of a consortium project. EAWS 2.0 is intended to synchronize workplace design, method planning, time measurement and ergonomics assessment in one process.
The Digital Solutions business unit of Deutsche MTM-Gesellschaft mbH has expanded its product portfolio for MTM applications in the cloud. In addition to MTM-Easy® for the simple determination of production times without MTM knowledge, TiCon for Web is now another software-as-a-service solution available.
To kick off the MTM SUMMIT 2022, a video clip spanned the beginnings of the international MTM methodology standard, current best practices in MTM application, and the future of digital work planning.
How and when can exoskeletons effectively reduce the biomechanical load on workers? Fondazione Ergo-MTM Italia has now published relevant recommendations for the implementation of industrial exoskeletons.
AssemblySuite™, the planning software for balanced series production from TAKTIQ GmbH & Co. KG, uses EAWS® (Ergonomic Assessment Work Sheet) for ergonomic assessment of manual work systems. With the seal of approval “approved by MTM ASSOCIATION e. V., the MTM ASSOCIATION e. V. has now confirmed the conformity of the ergonomic assessment in AssemblySuite™ with the requirements and standards defined in the test criteria. The technical evaluation was carried out by Fondazione Ergo-MTM Italia. Italy also saw the first contact with MTM and the EAWS® ergonomics standard, as TAKTIQ Managing Director Dr. Simon Altemeier revealed in an interview.
The TMU Calculator® from the software manufacturer Cut Corners GmbH, the first mobile MTM application for determining target times, bears the seal of quality “approved by MTM ASSOCIATION”.
How can artificial intelligence, automatic data acquisition, data processing and data representation and augmented reality technology work together to master the challenges of industrial work in the future, even in medium-sized companies? The research project AI-MDA (“Automatic input processing for MTM-analyses and displaying in augmented reality environments”) should provide answers.