With over 77 percent of surveyed machine shops having plans to install a machine monitoring system in 2017, it’s clear that integrating a web-enabled shop-wide machine monitoring system is the first and most important step toward data-driven manufacturing (Top Shop 2016 Survey). In Booth 5748, MachineMetrics, Inc. (Northampton, MA) helps visitors take that next step with their machine monitoring and manufacturing analytics software. MachineMetrics automatically collects data from machines and uses this data to provide real-time visualizations and notifications, as well as historical analytics to help manufacturers make faster and more informed decisions. It is a modern, secure cloud application that is accessible from anywhere, requiring no servers, automatic updates, and little IT expense. This is the first lean manufacturing system that is easy-to-use – as easy as an app on your phone – and it is proven to increase production by over 20 percent.
Features include real-time dashboards with simple color coding that provide immediate data to shop floor employees. Detailed information can be displayed on tablets next to each machine and allow operators to scrap parts or categorize downtime. Downtime can then be displayed on Pareto charts, so significant problems can be easily addressed. Users have seen strong production improvements up to 20 percent within the first few months of implementation. The software pays for itself quickly and is a critical tool for lean shops. “There was our shop pre-MachineMetrics and our shop post-MachineMetrics. We can’t imagine what life would be like if you took it away – it’s that engrained in our day-to-day operations,” said Steve Capshaw, the president of VSS CNC Inc. (Greenfield, MA).
This user friendly monitoring software easily integrates into precision CNC machine tools, Swiss, stamping, and die and mold shops. Its focus is to bring Industrial IoT to the factory floor with software that’s simple to integrate and easy to use. “This system enabled us to increase capacity by $1.5 million in 2016, with no additional machines, for a yearly subscription fee of only $44,400,” added Gary Bruner, the chief executive officer of Carolina Precision Manufacturing (Morrisville, NC).
MachineMetrics, Inc., 5 Strong Avenue #201, Northampton, MA 01060, 413-341-5747, machinemetrics.com.
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