Automating Data Collection

Automating data collection and entry is a quick solution to reduce movement and unnecessary personal interaction in a time where social distancing has never been more important. Not to mention, manual data collection not only lead to inefficiency and delays in production but is often inaccurate and delayed.

The foundation of the MachineMetrics platform is the automated collection and transformation/contextualization of machine data. This capability enables consumable machine data and insights in a matter of minutes. Connect to any modern CNC Machine Tool with MachineMetrics Edge gateway and stream your data securely to the MachineMetrics cloud. Problem solved.

Remote Production Monitoring
Whether you’re social distancing or simply working away from the manufacturing floor, use the real-time visibility in MachineMetrics to understand what’s happening in your shop from anywhere. Using any internet-capable device, views such as the Current Shift Dashboard and Production Report will easily allow you to remotely monitor the progress of your factory floor. You can also invite additional employees to access your data remotely at no additional cost, so take a quick look at your current Users and consider adding to your list.
Timely communication of critical information is always important on the shop floor, but the importance will be magnified as daily routines are impacted in the coming weeks. Consider developing an internal strategy for using notifications to your advantage. There’s no better time than now to start enabling real-time notifications triggered by what’s actually happening on the factory floor. You have at your fingertips, the ability to send notifications for significant utilization drops, specific machine downtimes occurring, individual alarms, etc.
Make Informed Scheduling & Staffing Changes
Balancing your customer needs with staffing considerations will be key in the coming weeks. Having the data needed to staff strategically is an important advantage our customers have. By using key data points, such as week over week machine utilization, critical job performance, and ..., you can make informed scheduling and staffing decisions. Historical data can also be leveraged to quantify the impact current conditions are having on your business and make projections about the future.
Although not everyone has the ability do lights-out manufacturing, if you have invested in robotics, palletized machines, bar feeders and other automation, now is the time to leverage them to their fullest. Running lights-out will help you keep your critical jobs running while spacing out your employees tending machines to mitigate risk. Using our Operator Insight feature, you can see operators signing in while tending machines. Setup monitors with notifications for when you bar feeder alarms or when the machine requires lubrication. You can also be alerted about any critical alarms throughput while the machine is unmanned, and respond to any critical issues or alarms quickly.
MachineMetrics: Remote Service feature enables your equipment providers and service teams to help you diagnose and resolve machine issues without having to step foot in your facility. The historical and real-time machine data collected allows equipment manufacturers to gain insight into customers’ equipment health and condition, deliver early warning of potential equipment failures, highlight elevated risk areas that lead to machine downtime, or even determine to take preventative action before it impacts your machine performance.

MachineMetrics is committed to supporting the front-line worker on the manufacturing floor and in the medical field. At this critical time, we’re happy to offer support to all manufacturers and manufacturing efforts contributing to the fight against COVID-19.

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