AST Technology’s CVe monitor is an electronic mold-monitoring system that tracks mold performance, activity and maintenance history. It features a 2-GB flash drive to store mold drawings, setup sheets and other critical documents. Mold makers can determine initial and subsequent maintenance actions to optimize tooling operations. Detailed reports and data can be downloaded in four languages: English, German, Mandarin and Spanish.
Another system, Program Watch, is designed to provide information and metrics that ensure a program is on target for production, performance and maintenance requirements.
The company also offers services including design for manufacturing (DFM), standard tooling and engineering, process development and optimization, and assessment and training.
Developing a Platform for Data-Driven Manufacturing
With the eventual goal of adding machine condition monitoring, this company began by installing an ERP system as a foundation to build upon, flattening the learning curve with each step toward achieving increased process oversight.