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Machine monitoring is the first step

Graham Immerman
September 27, 2018

Modern Machine Shop recently reported on machine monitoring's important role in improving efficiency. They said it's a great first step toward industry 4.0. "Before implementing any production automation and digitalization project, a company should streamline existing processes. . .  The main actions are to collect accurate, up-to-date information about all events that occur during operation and deliver it to responsible persons." Real-time analytics can do just that, helping those that need the information most have access to it immediately. Click the link to learn more!

Machine Monitoring Is the First Step to Data-Driven Manufacturing and Industry 4.0Source: http://www.mmsonline.com

Before implementing any production automation and digitalization project, a company should streamline existing processes. This step focuses on identifying and eliminating bottlenecks in the work flows to ensure efficient operation of all subsystems. The main actions are to collect accurate, up-to-date information about all events that occur during operation and deliver it to responsible persons. Otherwise, the result of automating or digitalizing may simply result in less order, not more, in the work flow. Therefore, the first phase in creating a "factory of tomorrow" is setting up a machine-data-collection (MDC) system or, simply, a machine-monitoring system. If skillfully deployed, a machine-monitoring system can provide significant opportunities for a company to reduce costs, increase productivity and improve its bottom line. Read More

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