Cloud-Based Software Centralizes Machine Data
IMTS 2018: The Plex Manufacturing Cloud is ERP software that enables discrete or process manufacturers to connect suppliers, manage materials and control machines.
The Plex Manufacturing Cloud enables discrete or process manufacturers to connect suppliers, manage materials and control machines. Accounting and analytics functions give users the insight to increase competitiveness, efficiency and responsiveness. Built in the cloud, the software provides centralized security, visibility, collaboration and flexibility. It is designed as one unified system that includes a manufacturing execution system (MES) based on lean manufacturing for improved quality, compliance and documentation.
The software also enables users to control shopfloor execution with end-to-end inventory traceability, closed-loop quality and a real-time production ecosystem. Users gain visibility into their business, operations and performance to more effectively respond to ever-changing markets. Analytics and dashboards that deliver manufacturing intelligence enable informed, data-driven decisions. The software can quickly scale database capacity to match the speed of business growth.
Decisions about the cutting tools used in machining operations are arguably among the most important in modern manufacturing.
Voice interface technology has come of age and is now found on a wide variety of products such as phones, tablets, PCs, TV remotes and many other devices. Why not on machine tools as well?
A manufacturer that is distinctive for its attention to in-cycle machining productivity describes its efforts to obtain efficiency improvements outside of the machining cycle. The shop’s primary tool is a simple, daily, graphical recap that illustrates when each machine tool was and was not making parts.