Computerized Maintenance Management Systems

The Maintenance Platform of the Future

For shops that have operated the same way for 50 years and don't really know where to start a predictive maintenance program or where to focus PDM for competitive advantages in the future, Tom Hoenig of GTI Spindle Technology shares some critical insights into starting up and sustaining an effective system using the latest technology and devices.
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: Articles

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Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: Industry News

Milwaukee Tool Launches Digital Platform for Tools and Equipment

The mobile app enables users to manage all of their tools and equipment across their network of jobs and operators.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Adds MDT Software to e-F@ctory Alliance Program

MDT AutoSave provides superior interactive background monitoring with complete control over secured user and workstation access, disaster recovery, controlled editor operations, and automatic change notification in GX Works2, GX Developer, and C64 and C70 CNCs.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Launches Energy Website for Manufacturers

The energy microsite includes an energy-saving calculator, a blog, and information on energy utilization in the facility layer, plant floor production equipment and processes.
This energy microsite has been created to help facility managers, plant managers, sustainability mangers and others within the manufacturing sector meet their aggressive energy reduction goals.


Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: Products

Strategies for Tomorrow’s Smart Factories

Booth S-8754: Live Remote Assistance from GF Machining Solutions allows customer-authorized remote diagnostics and inspection assistance to be conducted by either a field technician or the manufacturer using the system via the connection of the machine in the shop to a local GF Machining Solutions diagnostics center in real time.
In line with Industry 4.0, the rConnect central communications platform from GF Machining Solutions provides one more step toward the elimination of process downtime, improved machine performance and fully predictive manufacturing process and product quality.

IMTS 2016: Metal Cutting

Booth S-8536: Ideal for machining massive loads, Johnford DMC Series double-column moving table bridge mills from Absolute Machine Tools are created from a one-piece Meehanite cast iron bridge/column assembly that takes up 30 percent less floor space than comparable C-frame vertical machining centers.
Come explore the very foundation of the machine tool industry. This pavilion is where you'll find the latest innovations in metal cutting equipment, machining centers, turning centers, drilling, boring, milling, and more.

Diagnostic Communication System Ensures Higher Uptime, Faster Service

Booth S-8109: The Diagnostic Communication System (DCS) from Fives Machining Systems enables factory technicians to examine active alarms and operator messages, operator and alarm histories, control parameter settings, PLC programs and the state of devices such as solenoids, switches and encoders. Even without a fault message, they can help step the machine operator through to a solution, and do audio and video sessions if the operator has a webcam.
New remote diagnostics capability on Cincinnati and Giddings & Lewis machine tools from Fives Machining Systems allows operators to connect with experts via secure CNC screen sharing to diagnose and overcome many stoppages within minutes.