Data Software Helps Reduce Machine Downtime
Eastec 2019: According to the Wintriss Group, the data collected by ShopFloorConnect 6.0 can help reduce machine downtime by as much as 70 percent.
Wintriss Controls Group’s ShopFloorConnect 6.0 shopfloor data collection software gathers production data from machines in the factory, displays KPIs in real-time and produces analytics. According to the company, the data collected by this software can help reduce machine downtime by as much as 70 percent.
This production monitoring system is compatible with many ERP applications, making it useful for manufacturers in industries such as discrete manufacturing, metalforming and metal fabrication. The software provides OEE calculations that report equipment effectiveness, even for complex manufacturing environments. The tracking software integrates with existing systems and is said to provide machine downtime and manufacturing reports via a web browser and email.
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?
For two shops in northern Indiana, using MTConnect for machine monitoring was just the start. Both shops are now ready to implement other promising applications.
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.