• MMS Youtube
  • MMS Facebook
  • MMS Linkedin
  • MMS Twitter
7/11/2018

Data-Collecting Platform Enables Users to Take Action

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

IMTS 2018: Forcam’s Forcam Force, a data-collecting platform, offers analytics tools and flexibility, according to the company.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Forcam’s Forcam Force, a data-collecting platform, offers analytics tools and flexibility, according to the company. The platform is built on an open API structure, and the Forcam Force Bridge connects shop floor analytics with any third-party ERP, MES, TDM, QMS, CMMS or PLM system. The platform enables users to monitor work practices, and machine operators can receive real-time feedback to enable them to act on data.

According to the company, the platform operates as a referee of sorts, tying a shop’s data network into an easily understood framework. It can deliver purchasing and operations data to accounting, supply chain information to logistics and provide the C-suite with real-time production data. At the same time, it can deliver temperature, vibration and speed data to members of a shop’s operational team. The predictive analytics provided by the platform enable users to take whatever steps the data call for.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Understanding MTConnect Agents and Adapters

    MTConnect agents and their corresponding device adapters are simply small computer programs that work together so that MTConnect can make shop equipment and networks more readily connectible. In a nutshell, adapters enable existing shopfloor devices “to speak MTConnect,” and agents enable MTConnect messages and data files to be transmitted across a network to MTConnect-compatible applications.

  • iPads Keep Supervisors on the Shop Floor

    Having fully interactive access to shopfloor control software enables supervisors at metal finishing and repair job shop to monitor shop activities and make better decisions on the spot.

  • Data-Driven Manufacturing Moves Ahead at Mazak

    “We thought we knew what our utilization was, but now we know for sure.

Resources