Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
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The Excellerant API universal decoder from WireFreeCNC provides small to large shops with the ability to connect every CNC machine tool controller, no matter the brand, so they can monitor and manage each machine’s data in real-time and send that data to their MES and/or ERP systems.
The Mindsphere IoT operating system from Siemens is an open, customized platform for recording and analyzing large volumes of real-time, plant-wide production data used to operate, manage, program and maintain machine tools on the shop floor.
Merlin Tempus Enterprise Edition from Memex expands machine monitoring and management functionality with real-time data collection capabilities that capture machine-generated information and real-time sensor data, including alarm states, feed and speed rate overrides and other green-light metrics.
Using Remote Service from MachineMetrics, service managers and technicians can remotely monitor, manage, diagnose and resolve a customer’s machine issues for any piece of connected equipment in the field in real-time, without the necessity of an on-site visit.
Using eNETMD real-time Maintenance Dashboards from eNETDNC, a shop can schedule or prioritize today’s maintenance needs or even weekly, monthly and yearly preventative maintenance projects. It also offers an email server with automated notifications to improve communication within the maintenance department.
How close are we to a downtime free age?
If you run your roll former 24/7 without maintenance, you’re playing with fire. Every maintenance program is a little bit different, but this general outline is useful for any metal roll forming machine. It includes some points of emphasis to consider, and some things that may get overlooked.
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