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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.
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 FIELD system from FANUC provides intelligent condition-based maintenance to help optimize the performance and life of CNCs, robots, peripheral devices and sensors used in automation systems.
The PowerReader from GTI Predictive Technology allows a shop to add more cycles to their existing machining work flow to make the most out of it, increasing output, saving time and money.
Dashboards from 5ME allows users to create a one-screen view of machine tool performance data pertinent to their job function.