Predictive Analytics Application Enables Remote Machine Service
Eastec 2019: MachineMetrics Service is an AI-driven, remote machine monitoring solution developed for OEMs and equipment providers.
MachineMetrics Service is an AI-driven, remote machine monitoring solution developed for OEMs and equipment providers. It is also designed for CNC machine builders, providers and distributors. As a predictive analytics application on the MachineMetrics Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform, MachineMetrics Service enables machine service teams to remotely monitor and manage assets in the field and at customer sites in real time.
The solution offers operators the ability to see, understand and take action on customer machine data from anywhere at any time, the company says. Using MachineMetrics Edge’s cellular connection capabilities, an OEM or equipment provider can IIoT-enable their equipment and start collecting data within a week.
The company says that among other benefits and outcomes, the monitoring solution provides
- Faster service when customers have machine problems;
- Reduction of on-site service visits by 10 to 20 percent;
- Optimization of preventive maintenance plans;
- Validation of warranty claims;
- Identification of new service opportunities through predictive maintenance pre- and post-warranty period; and
- Data to fuel future machine research and development.
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.
A panel discussion at the recent Top Shops Conference focused on various points of view regarding the value of connecting machine tools to a network for monitoring performance and recording results. Because machine monitoring helps a shop make better decisions about manufacturing processes, it is a good example of data-driven manufacturing in action.
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.