The systematic implementation of Industrial Artificial Intelligence enables secure data sharing among manufacturers, remote monitoring and operations, managing geographically distributed assets and more.
United Grinding’s Digital Solutions simplifies and optimizes grinding production processes and service.
Wintriss Control Group’s ShopFloorConnect and SmartPAC Pro press automation controller can increase manufacturing efficiencies.
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.
A New Hampshire high-volume precision solutions manufacturer and an innovative software solutions provider have collaborated in upgrading the shop’s data collection and organization methods, maximizing output and competitiveness.
This aerospace manufacturer’s IT team was essential to successfully setting up a machine monitoring program.
Industry 4.0 is bringing sweeping changes to manufacturing and IIoT is one of its enabling technologies. Early adopters are reaping the benefits.
These examples reveal how a data collection system has minimized machine tool downtime and costs while simultaneously offering valuable insights into a shop’s processes.
Senior Editor, Production Machining
The vulnerabilities exposed by many of the IoT’s smart manufacturing solutions should keep manufacturers on their toes. There are strategies they can put into place to protect their data and equipment.
Dtect-IT can also monitor frequency levels and set magnitude limits to detect anomalies within specific frequency bands.
The DAC establishes the connection with a corporate network and manages the exchange of target and actual values (as well as other tool data) between the individual toolroom stations.
Manufacturers don’t need to limit the machine monitoring data they collect, but they do need to know how to collect the data and how to use it to drive decisions.
Organizations must make sure their ERP software is IoT ready or risk being left behind by agile competitors.
Predictive maintenance predicts machine failures before they occur by means of infrared thermal imaging, vibration and oil analysis, as well as integrated sensors and monitoring modules.
Bar feeding continues to broaden its contributions to making turned parts faster and better. Ethernet interconnectivity can be the next step to increased profitability.
Contributing Editor, Production Machining
Vero Software, FASys and Spring Technologies will adopt Hexagon’s corporate identity.
This shop, specializing in high precision parts for the semiconductor industry, worked closely with its machine tool supplier to develop an app that drastically reduces setup times.
Scytec’s DataXchange is a series of online courses including configuring reporting options, shift options, software installation, initial configuration, modifying existing machine data, system administration and understanding the machine data collection sources.
Vero’s Alphacam 2018 R2 nesting engine has enhancements to the software’s dimensioning system that provide greater clarity when printing and presenting information.
TDM Systems’ TDM Cloud Line is a cloud-based solution for tool data management that enables manufacturers to access tool data and is based on TDM 2017 Global Line, the fully modernized tool data management solution launched earlier in 2017.
Mikrotron has combined its EoSens CXP+ Series cameras with Phrontier’s Phorte CXP fiber extender into a solution that can transmit video and control signals a distance of up to 80 km over single mode fiber.
Siemens’ wall-mounting kits are for its Sinamics G120C and G120 PM240-2 modular drives and allow installation of the drives and conform to NEMA 1 and UL Type 1 standards for interior applications.
Vero Software’s WorkXplore is a high-speed CAD viewer and analyzer that can import and analyze files in batches and at high speed and has a batch-converter function that allows batches of CAD files to be converted to the WorkXplore format.
Heidenhain Corp.’s ERM 2200 magnetic modular angle encoders have functional safety in mind as the growing EU standard trend is to require functionally safe axes on machines.
MachineMetrics Inc. has identified a gap in machine monitoring, as manually tracking data can be inefficient to track and can be inaccurate and reactive, but real-time data allows companies to make fast, proactive decisions to bring efficiency to their processes.
How CAM software, the cloud and the Internet of Things are converging to change the way our industry is doing business.