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Networked Solution: BConnect

BConnect: The first and only surface 
intelligence platform

You can now get—and share—the critical data needed to make better decisions and reduce the risk of adhesion failures.

Unseen environmental conditions and unwitting human choices can compromise surface integrity throughout the product development and manufacturing process, leading to costly flaws and breakdowns. Until now…

Brighton’s BConnect SaaS platform brings next generation intelligence to mission-critical adhesion decisions—utilizing proprietary technology to aid decision-making and minimize the risk of surface failures and it enables teams to collaborate with efficiency and ease.

BConnect gives you a common language and data set to innovate, troubleshoot and optimize processes, as well as ongoing access to support, expertise and education from the seasoned Brighton team

The data you need, in the lab and on the production line

BConnect provides you with both. From testing innovative new materials in the lab to monitoring quality on a single production line or across a global manufacturing network, BConnect delivers real-time data that gives you the visibility to stay on track.

Video: Introducing BConnect
It’s never been easier to assess surface readiness and collaborate with confidence.

 

The data you need, in the lab and on the production line

BConnect provides you with both. From testing innovative new materials in the lab to monitoring quality on a single production line or across a global manufacturing network, BConnect delivers real-time data that gives you the visibility to stay on track.

BConnect at a Glance

BConnect is a subscription-based service that includes hardware and software that enable you to conduct tests to assess surface readiness and share information across processes, function and teams, no matter their physical location. Your network is easy to set up and operate and is completely customized for your goals.

Sensors, Sharing, and Analysis make up the BConnect platform

It’s never been easier to assess surface readiness and collaborate with confidence.

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Detect - Use sensors (mobile or in-line) to determine surface readiness.
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Analyze - Identify patterns and trends; adjust processes accordingly.
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Share - Choose which individuals, teams, vendors or partners to share data with.

The Hardware: Networked Sensors

Over the past decade, hundreds of customers have used this technology to take independent measurements in the lab and on the production line. Now these devices and data sets can be connected. 

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BC Mobile

Collect surface data when and where you want to—not just in the lab—with our flexible handheld units.
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BC Inline

Integrate sensors into your production line for easy, automatic monitoring.

The Software: Cloud-Based SaaS Platform

Each sensor—and user—is connected wirelessly to the BConnect platform, which makes the data accessible on multiple devices across departments, with customized access, depending on the user’s role. Brighton’s “Software as a Service” model means subscription prices are low and upgrades are ongoing and automatic.

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­­Data can be sorted to compare mean, standard deviation and skewness. Easily export and share that data to employees around the world!

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Compare measurements between Plasma treatments versus manual wiping to show the difference in cleanliness and contact angle.

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­­Data can be charted in a variety of formats, like a bar graph, box-and-whisker plot to compare cleanliness by condition or location. 

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Create your own Surface Intelligence network.

A BConnect Surface Intelligence (SI) network is easy to set up and use, and offers instant benefits, whether the network includes two users or 200. Networks are completely customized, and each unique user has a special set of permissions that grants them access to data, information and actions that are relevant to their position. For example, your SI network can be configured for the lab to create and conduct experiments designed specifically for quality monitoring on production lines, or include shared visibility across all teams for end-to-end solutions.

We’ll work closely with your team to create the SI network that will serve your goals and purposes best. And we measure success by how actively the network is being used and how useful the data is for your business. In every case, you own your data and control who is part of the network.

Graph explaining the BConnect SI Network and how users interact with the data

Advanced BConnect Solutions:
Lab Network & Brighton Process Monitor

Lab Network

Who It's For

Lab Network is specifically tailored for subject matter experts who wish to collaborate on developing standards or need to solve adhesion, cleaning, or bonding problems in remote locations.

Brighton Process Monitor

Who It's For

Brighton Process Monitor is designed for production environments where monitoring surface readiness is a crucial Key Performance Indicator (KPI) within their quality program. 

What it Does

Unlock a world of Surface Intelligence knowledge and expertise with Lab Network. With this powerful feature, you can effortlessly structure experiments, execute them consistently, document thoroughly, and share results instantly with other participants.

Enrolling other users or subject matter experts to contribute information and specifications ensures high-quality communication and documentation, making learning and resolution easily shared among stakeholders.

What it Does

BCMobile devices are strategically stationed at critical monitoring points within the production process, known as "Critical Control Points." These locations encompass areas subsequent to cleaning and treatment processes such as plasma or flame treatment and chemical or laser cleaning.

Brighton Process Monitor employs the company's predefined standard for surface energy measurements at each control point, disseminating test frequency and reading locations within the device. Technicians are then guided to perform sample readings at appropriate intervals and with guided execution.

Benefits Include

  • Small to medium-sized organizations can enhance their surface expertise without the expense and complexity of enlarging the team.
  • Larger organizations will benefit from accelerated issue resolution by harnessing their global subject matter experts, leading to enhanced operational uptime and the avoidance of recurring problems in the future.
  • Users of Lab Network can tap into powerful Surface Intelligence available at Brighton Academy to expand their understanding of Surface Intelligence, gain access to advanced technical resources, and discover new insights.

Benefits Include

  • Manufacturers with lower-volume production and assembly can maintain quality throughout the process to ensure consistent adherence to specified procedures, eliminating human error in testing.
  • High-volume manufacturers can utilize surface monitoring as a key performance indicator (KPI) to provide avenues to manage process improvement initiatives without compromising bond quality.

BConnect: Download the Datasheet

Discover how your organization can leverage BConnect with BC Mobile, Lab Network, and Brighton Process Monitor. Download the datasheet now.

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