MachineMetrics Automates Collection of Real-Time Machine Data
EMO 2019: MachineMetrics is an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform designed specifically for discrete manufacturing.
MachineMetrics is an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform designed specifically for discrete manufacturing. By combining IIoT data analytics with the value creation of a packaged, cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS), MachineMetrics automates the collection and transformation of real-time machine data that is augmented with data from people, devices and systems to provide diagnostic and predictive analytics.
Packaged SaaS services are said to generate immediate ROI for discrete manufacturers. These services include real-time dashboards, recommendation engines that suggest ways to improve performance, warning notifications and predictive maintenance analytics to reduce outages. The platform also enables users to add their own IP both at the edge and cloud layers through “microservices,” analytics technology, and integrations with other systems.
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.
Introduced at IMTS 2008, this communications protocol for CNC machines and other manufacturing equipment is already helping shops and plants implement effective machine monitoring systems. Although these "early adopters" are motivated by the long-term promise of enterprise-wide efficiency gains, their experience with pilot projects shows that benefits derived in the short term are substantial and worthwhile.
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