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

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.

Mobile Maintenance for Asset and Equipment Management

Booth E-5919: Developed for iOS and Android devices, the Bigfoot CMMS mobile app from Smartware is used by maintenance technicians to quickly navigate parts, work orders and assets through the app’s QR code or swipe gesture functionality. Built-in camera integration can upload and associate images to assets, work orders and parts. (first view)
Smartware displays the first native mobile application for iOS and Android devices to use Bigfoot CMMS cloud-based asset and equipment management software.

Process Management Tool for Real-Time Monitoring

TIMS is software geared more towards process and machine tool management, rather than production monitoring. The software enables management to monitor real time and historical parameters on each machine within a cell, and the production line as a whole, from anywhere on the Intranet or Internet. The data collected is downloadable from the software and can be exported into Excel for analyzing, sharing, and emailing purposes.
Tongtai Integrated Monitoring Systems is a new software initiative from Absolute Machine Tools created between engineers and technology experts from Tongtai Machine Tools and FANUC.