Available from Shop Floor Automations, Manufacturing data collection (MDC) is a data collection tool that tracks and reports machine activity to help streamline jobs on the shop floor. Specifically designed and built for CNC machines, it can also track machine status to help the maintenance department identify machines that are down for repair, preventative maintenance or other reasons. This is accomplished using the tool’s special interface—Machine Service Summary.
These summaries allow maintenance personnel to record and track all service activities on every machine on the shop floor. If a machine goes down, maintenance personnel can document the specific machine, the exact downtime, reason codes, the length of time required to repair the machine and the name of the service provider.