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Published: 9/10/2018

At IMTS, the IIoT Is Clearly at Hand
IMTS is a prime example of how the IIoT and digitalization have changed manufacturing.

Published: 4/3/2018

Machine Monitoring Enhances Human Resource Functions
Decisions about manufacturing processes are not the only business factors that can be improved by the insights derived from data collected by a machine-monitoring system. For this shop, using this information to strengthen and fine-tune its employee...

Published: 2/1/2018

Why Tie Payroll Hours to Machine Tool Hours?
J&R Machine uses machine-monitoring data not just to track machine uptime, but also to create a financial index that helps it shape decisions related to equipment, processes, staffing, sales and business in general.

Published: 1/1/2018

What Does It Take to Succeed at Machining Hogouts?
Beyond the machining capacity, other important factors relate to the people and the understanding of the process.

Published: 11/17/2017

Moving Toward a Smart Factory with Manufacturing Analytics
MachineMetrics Inc. claims to have identified a gap in machine monitoring, as manually tracking data can be inefficient to track, inaccurate, and reactive, but real-time data allows companies to make fast, proactive decisions to bring efficiency to ...

Published: 11/1/2017

3 Perspectives on Machine Monitoring
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 ...

Published: 9/1/2017

How to Anticipate Machining Errors before Parts Are Scrapped in QA
In L&S Machine's system for data-driven manufacturing, the data describe a good day.

Published: 3/1/2017

Look Beyond Machine Utilization When Installing a Machine-Monitoring System
Connecting machines to a network for production monitoring almost guarantees that utilization will go up, but that’s only the first step toward data-driven manufacturing.

Published: 2/20/2017

Developing a Platform for Data-Driven Manufacturing
With the eventual goal of adding machine condition monitoring, this company began by installing an ERP system as a foundation to build upon, flattening the learning curve with each step toward achieving increased process oversight.

Published: 2/1/2017

DNC: A Growth Path to Machine Monitoring and Data Collection
The connections that enable operators to download tool paths and other files can also be used to report machine status automatically as well as streamline manual entries of production results.