• Juki Advanced Network System
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With industry 4.0 on everyone’s mind and an ever-increasing demand for the digitalization of sewing production lines comes the latest innovation from Juki – JaNets: Juki Advanced Network Systems. This software system in combination with its complementary hardware allows for unrivaled real-time tracking and monitoring of a production process. Giving management the tools they need to be proactive instead of reactive.
As a manufacturer, visibility, performance and predictability are key to your success. With JaNets you can meet the challenges of reducing cycle times, increasing productivity and delivering greater quality at a lower cost. Improving the effectiveness of your production you can elevate beyond your competition. JaNets is the software solution for manufactures seeking a proactive environment that enables real time improvement and yield managerial peace-of-mind.

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Terminals positioned at each workstation are designed to monitor, track and report the entire breadth of your production floor activities. Significantly improving production balance, supply chain visibility and manufacturing cycle times. These terminals allow the entire factory to communicate quickly and effectively reducing the time it takes to react to problems and carry out administrative work. JaNets works to convert unproductive time into productive time or in other words increase efficiency. This conversion allows for an increased output or for a factory to produce the same amount with less labour and/or working hours. If management are given data to see exactly when, where and why an operator stops sewing (going off-standard) then they can work to eliminate or reduce this. Time spent doing menial administrational work is streamlined allowing line managers to spend their time on the floor. Communication between operators, line managers, engineering and management is also made more efficient reducing non productive work hours.

JaNets With Juki Digital Machines

One of the key advantages of JaNets is when it is used in combination with Juki's digital sewing machines. These two new technologies in tandem allow for faster and more accurate updates as well as more detailed analytics of a production. JaNets can be integrated into Juki's digital machines allowing it to capture all the data that is registered by the machine, including error codes and detailed sewing data. This level of detail gives management an even better picture of the machine and operators performance. Reoccurring errors can be indicated to engineering to remedy what might be a larger issue. Similarly, if some parameter of the machine is causing knock on effects these can be pulled from the data i.e. higher rate of needle breakages can be correlated to a certain sewing speed.
Data pertaining to the machine parameters can be uploaded or checked via JaNets. This will drastically reduce set up times while also ensuing that all machines are prepared correctly for each bundle. The operator only needs to scan the RFID tag for the terminal to automatically update the machine parameters pre-approved for the bundle. Engineering do not even need to step onto the factory floor for this as the parameters can be set up at the design or prototyping stage.

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Line Balancing
Line Balancing is the process of highlighting and compensating for weak areas of production (predicted to be below target).

JaNets is consistently measuring efficiency (by operator, by job, by line) and it predicts the effect of highlight problems. Taking all the data mentioned above it can show management what the cost (to productivity as well as financially) a particular issue will cause. With this it is then able to use machine learning to offer proposals to minimize or negate the cost.
If an operator is absent or a machine has a major failure JaNets graphically shows the predicted productivity v’s target, highlighting to the manager the potential issue. It can then offer solutions to ‘balance’ a line by analyzing other operators performance and suggest whom would be most suited to move and make up the difference on the effected line. With the historical operator performance data it can even suggest the best time of day to do this so that other lines are not negatively affected. If there is no suitable operator to help out then JaNets can also suggest the best person to stay and workover time – showing the estimated additional labor cost.
All of this allows management to deal with issue before they become problem and have wider knock on effects.


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As JaNets works to improve a factories over all efficiency the return of your investment can happen extremely fast. Excluding the functional benefits listed above JaNets will reduce unproductive and wasted time meaning that a factory is continuously improving it output for a lower cost. JaNets is suited for many different production sizes and is not limited to large factories with many operators; the system is just as impactful in smaller factories where the most effective production process is needed to glean as much of an advantage as possible. 

The typical return on investment for a medium sized factory that has implemented JaNets is just 12-24 months



For more information:

  • Juki Central Europe Sales Team

  • juki@juki.pl

  • 22 545 04 00

  • The Juki Central Europe sales team is always here to answer any questions you may have. With experienced sales managers for every country, we will be sure to assist you with any of your sewing machine needs. If you would like more information on JaNets or to arrange a visit to see it in action please get in contact with us today.

JaNets combines CGS’s industry leading BlueCherry Shop Floor Control solution to offer an integrated, best-of-breed IoT-based production-floor system.


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