Manufacturers embracing digital technologies like remote machine monitoring can improve productivity and turnaround time while increasing capacity.
No matter how reliable a machine is, problems can occur. Remote monitoring technology can prevent costly downtime by predicting maintenance needs as well as providing data to help diagnose and fix issues. Even better, all of this can be monitored remotely, complete with alerts that notify off-site personnel of urgent issues.
MC Machinery launched the cloud-based remote360 machine monitoring system in 2014, a foray into the Industrial Internet of Things that has proven invaluable to our laser, wire EDM and sinker EDM customers.
Manufacturing is more data-driven than many realize. The only reliable way to identify performance-impacting problems is through data analytics, which can reveal ways to:
Capacity improvements translate into higher productivity, which in turn boost profitability.
The web-based remote360 application provides real-time access to data including run, stop and idle time. Along with production performance graphing, system alerts provide notifications of problems or extended idle time.