Case Study

Enabling Production Monitoring and Analytics with Rapid Machine Connectivity



Ezequiel Sheets_Hougen
Ezequiel Sheets
Director of Operations, Hougen Manufacturing


Hougen Manufacturing, a family-owned business headquartered in Michigan, has been the world leader in portable magnetic drills and annular cutters since 1959. 

Like many in the manufacturing industry, they’ve been affected by skilled labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, and other issues and have been looking for ways to overcome these challenges by leveraging IIoT.

The team at Hougen chose to implement MachineMetrics because they wanted a clear picture of their machine data - true capacity, accurate cycle times, and the ability to leverage those data-driven insights to improve production capacity.

Watch our video to case study to see how easy it was for the team to implement MachineMetrics and how they’ve been able to utilize the platform to improve a number of metrics, in just a few short days. 

“With the addition of MachineMetrics, we’re able to enhance our automation and our innovation in the future. Everything that we have here is just another step forward.” - Ezequiel Sheets, Director of Operations, Hougen

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