Here is an example from MachineMetrics, which offers a real-time view of shop floor performance. Each cell represents a machine, and the cell's color represents the machine's status and operation.
Most machine data platforms require interactivity between user and machine, which is a consideration for placing data and input areas within the production control panel. This input is critical as some users use a mouse and keyboard while others use their fingers on an HMI, a stylus on a tablet, or even verbal commands.
The MachineMetrics Performance dashboard provides instant real-time visibility into the state of the shop floor and gives operators an easy way to see how they are performing against expectations, and allows them to make faster, more confident decisions.
Most software will come with a customizable production control panel template for users. Examples of manufacturing dashboards include:
The whiteboard has been a staple on the factory floor for years, increasingly so as lean manufacturing became the status quo.
"You can't manage what you can't measure."
- W. Edwards Deming (Statistician & QA Expert) or Peter Drucker (Management Consultant), depending on who you ask
Manufacturing interfaces are a valuable analytics tool for lean manufacturers when used wisely. When a dashboard displays the most immediately understandable, relevant, high-priority information, workers can do something with it.
However, production dashboards like the one used in MachineMetrics are customizable based on need. Whether that need is immediate information about utilization and production numbers visible to the shop floor or long-term trends to show investors and stakeholders, this type of production dashboard can be configured with the most relevant information for the audience at hand. Color coding makes these types of dashboards easy to read and understand quickly without the need to go into all of the unneeded technicalities in most situations.
As for the numbers that make digital dashboards function, that data must be collected from the shop floor. For example, machine data captured using the MachineMetrics High-Frequency Data Adapter can be used to understand utilization trends, possible machinery complications that require maintenance, production capacity, and much more, with a data collection rate of 1kHz (that’s 1000x faster than other sensors on the market). With our data transformation engine, all types of machine data can be collected and put into a standardized data structure so you can get actionable insights that much faster.
The MachineMetrics IIoT Platform collects machine and operator data, and displays it in performance dashboards that are available both on the shop floor as well as remotely.
The MachineMetrics Machine Data Platform collects machine and operator data and displays it in performance dashboards available both on the shop floor and remotely.
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