Rethinking Power Transmission

A new grid is being assembled to transmit power as well as information through the air, without wires. Chris Mims of WSJ examines how this could unlock an age of wonders.
Software: Articles

The Modern Day Crystal Ball

Predicting maintenance requirements is one of the most important benefits of advanced analytics. In the face of a hyper-competitive global economy, the smart use of predictive analytics may be the differentiating factor that sets one fabricator apart from the countless others.

Next Generation OEE: Better Information = Better Shop Floor Control

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.”  

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.

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Software: Industry News

Rotomation Selects CADENAS PARTsolutions to Provide Digital 3D Part Content

Rotomation's improved user interface streamlines the specification process for design engineers.

New Managing Director at TDM Systems

Peter Schneck takes the lead at TDM Systems GmbH as an experienced software professional and tool data specialist.


Software: Products

Mobile Monitoring and Maintenance of Fluids Used in the Machine Shop

Using the TechTool mobile app from Fluid Service Technologies on their iPhone or iPad, technicians can monitor fluid inventory, usage, waste and recycling on an unlimited number of machine tools.

Machine Monitoring and Real-Time Analytics Software

To bring Industrial IoT to the factory floor with software that’s simple to integrate and easy to use, this modern, secure cloud application from MachineMetrics easily integrates into precision CNC machine tools, Swiss, stamping, and die and mold shops.

Transform Mobile Devices into Virtual Operator Panels for Drive Control on Machine Tools

The Sinamics V20 Smart Access web server module from Siemens provides a Wi-Fi hot spot wireless connection that facilitates setup, programming, commissioning, production monitoring and maintenance on a variety of machine tools and production equipment.