Distributed by MC Machinery Systems, Inc., Mitsubishi Laser's River Navigation System is designed to increase efficiency by monitoring inventory and automating material handling. The system integrates multiple vendor lasers and turrets for incorporation into an existing equipment line. In addition, it handles and inventories sheet metal through every stage of the production process.
According to the manufacturer, this system can improve the flow of materials, workers and information on the shop floor by providing an efficient way to track existing stock. By automating material handling, the system potentially could improve production efficiency by eliminating the non-value added activities associated with material management.
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.