SAATI

NEW MARKET NEEDS, NATURAL EVOLUTION

“In SAATI we started this project because felt the need to manage our production in a more articulated way, getting data starting from the machine and then make those information interact with other productive systems of the company. A PC gives the possibility to display images, graphs and videos and it’s so different from the previous small and dated terminal conceived in a different way. Now we dispose of a real-time direct capability to read data on the touch screen of a PC device, something that everyone can with no doubt use”.

Mathilde Sion - Manufacturing Monitoring Manager

SUCCESS STORY

SAATI Group

SAATI is an Italian multinational company that develops, produces and commercializes highly advanced technical precision fabrics and chemicals for industrial use since 1935. SAATI supplies products and innovative services and technologies in those industries and processes that require a high level of specialization in five areas of application: printing, chemicals, filtration, protection, and composites. Each division is focused on specific markets, among the major: textiles, graphics, electronics and glass, medical, automotive, chemical, food, household appliances, ballistic protection, advanced composite materials for the automotive, marine, sports equipment and construction. SAATI has contributed to the success and growth of many companies, as proven by our clientele - many of whom are world leaders in their industries. SAATI Group employs some 850 employees worldwide.

A company evolution for new market requirements

Since 2013 SAATI management decide to start searching for a new monitoring system, more suitable to the company requirements: a module that could be more simple and accurate, granting at the same time a greater flexibility in data elaboration. SAATI gets in touch with Up Solutions after a careful analysis of the different alternatives available on the market.

"Even the market in itself was subjected to important changes, and the clients’ demand required a more effective work planning and a different scheduling capable to make it more efficient"

says Paolo Canonico, Technical and R&D Director at SAATI Group.

Up Solutions implements the project for a new monitoring system at SAATI

Up Solutions proposes its Monitoring System, part of the just SUITE, able to distinguish itself from the previous system for its particular clarity, flexibility and richness of details as well as for the multiple possibilities of technical data management and data processing. After the first contacts with Up Solutions and the first tests in the company in 2013, during the following year the definition of the project continues, going live in 2015 with the connection of the looms in France and Italy. Particularly important in the project was the installation of PCs with touch screen on each machine.

“In SAATI we started this project because felt the need to manage our production in a more articulated way, getting data starting from the machine and then make those information interact with other productive systems of the company. A PC gives the possibility to display images, graphs and videos and it’s so different from the previous small and dated terminal conceived in a different way. Now we dispose of a real-time direct capability to read data on the touch screen of a PC device, something that everyone can with no doubt use”.

Essentially Up Solutions shaped on SAATI needs a new monitoring system that even carried an important hardware innovation inside the company. The workers at every level can now dispose of a complete interface which directly generates reports: they can even base their work on those information and understand the consequent results.

“We needed a structured, organic and smart monitoring system, with an open approach, capable to generate reports at different levels: not just at the end of the production process and only for the person working at the machine, but even for the engineers or the managers while the production is still in progress”

said Gianpaolo Maffia, Production Responsible and Manager of Appiano Gentile factory.

Current benefits and future prospects for SAATI group

In the long term, just monitoring system can certainly bring economic benefits: from simple savings on paper removal on machine-board, to warehouse management, through to predictive maintenance on machines and spare parts. SAATI is a company with a modern philosophy and a future-oriented corporate culture, which has not hesitated to invest in such a demanding and long-term project. One of the interesting aspects of the project is, in fact, the possibility of spanning 360 degrees on all production departments. The aim of the company will be the installation of the system, in its various locations, to complete the finishing, inspection, warping and packaging departments. In SAATI there is already a fairly good advantage, destined to thicken with future implementations, namely: the uniformity and homogeneity of the various parameters on the chain (production and not only), which were previously different for each country and for each department.

SAATI Group appraises Up Solutions competence and expertise

A very important aspect underlined by SAATI Group management is the very positive relationship built with Up Solutions project team, characterized by an incredible operative flexibility.

“During this collaboration with Up Solutions we are appreciating a great response speed by their engineers and an exceptional assistance for what concerns the hardware side, since we need to make in connection devices that are even different one from another. We can count on a complete and continuous help in proposing solutions to problems we raise and we can develop extra-modules shaped on our company needs. The interaction and the trait d’union created by Up Solutions are really precious”

said Mathilde Sion, Operations Engineer at SAATI Group.

Short profile

  • Dimension

    850 employees worldwide

Proposed solutions

Just Suite

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