In the age of Industry 4.0, where every business is seeking to gain a competitive edge, it’s never been more critical for manufacturers to deliver high-quality products, on time. Production bottlenecks and delays, spiraling production and maintenance costs, and extended machine downtime simply can’t be tolerated.
That’s why today’s forward-looking manufacturers are pioneering new ways to drive efficiencies by using the latest resource monitoring systems. Indeed, resource monitoring is quickly becoming a top use case for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology.
So, if you’re looking for a smarter way to track your factory’s usage of resources, read on.
All manufacturers use a variety of resources during everyday operations. Resource monitoring involves measuring, analyzing, and optimizing designated resources. MachineMetrics’ Industrial IoT Platform features automated machine data collection and production analytics to deliver data-driven insights in a matter of minutes.
We achieve this in three key steps:
1. Connect, collect, and visualize data from any piece of equipment on the shop floor. MachineMetrics plug-and-play solution allows you to connect directly to the PLC of the machine or via digital and analog I/O for machines without a standard connectivity option.
2. Analyze data to discover insights that allow you to find and fix problems in real-time. Machine and production data is collected in visual dashboards, displaying critical information in an intuitive format.
3. Take action to optimize processes by delivering notifications to the right people at the right time.
Accurate and ongoing insight into the consumption of mission-critical materials puts you in a position to share findings and make informed business decisions that deliver continuous improvement.
Among the many benefits you can look forward to by tracking your factory’s usage of resources are:
Aside from equipment utilization optimization and operator efficiency, there’s a multitude of other use cases for resource monitoring that go right to your bottom line. Some examples:
At MachineMetrics, we’ve assisted a host of manufacturing clients to thoughtfully apply resource monitoring in their operations to deliver new value.
Hear what one of our clients has to say:
“To be honest, it would be a huge step backward to move away from MachineMetrics. It saves time because the equipment monitoring is unified. Previously, I had to log into multiple computers and machines to get data. Now I can log into one and see the entire operation. It’s user-friendly as well. Since adding MachineMetrics, part production is easier to monitor and more accurate. We save several hours a week by not having to do manual counts … Now our operators can focus on quality, not administration and data entry. This has become a huge advantage in getting good, real-time information, as well as greatly improving operator efficiency.”
- Torben Christensen, President/CEO, Wiscon Products
Are you ready to harness the power of machine data? Curious about how MachineMetrics can help bring visibility to your operation’s resource usage?
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