Too often management invests in wiring machines to a central server for uptime and downtime reporting on the machines. These systems are relatively inexpensive and produce colorful dash boards, but may not reveal the reason for the downtime. Knowing the “who, what, why” is more important than just the “where and when.”
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.
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The e-F@ctory Alliance Program from Mitsubishi Electric Automation is a third-party referencing program with other automation hardware and software vendors that allows customers to select solutions that best solve their automation challenges.
FACTIVITY announced the Korean translation of its Manufacturing Execution System collection software.