Remote Monitoring Reveals How to Boost Uptime on Laser Machines

Eimco Blog

East Iowa Machine Co. (EIMCo) in Farley, Iowa, is a full-service machine and fabrication shop. It is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing company, employing about 150 people on three shifts at its single 130,000 ft2 (12,077 m3) location, and converts raw metals into finished component parts and assemblies using a wide variety of CNC equipment and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.

CEO, Rick Hoffman, recognized something wasn’t right with his manufacturing hours.  His Sunday reports consistently revealed about 280-320 earned hours a week on his four lasers instead of the 400+ hours he was expecting over EIMCO’s three weekly shifts.

Read about how EIMCO implemented MC Machinery’s remote360 software to continuously run and monitor production, and how his operators learned that small changes can actually make a big difference.

Read the full article from SME here.