Data Enables Machines to Tell Their Own Stories

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.

Automation & Robots

Introduction to Industrial Artificial Intelligence

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 Boosts Grinding Machine Productivity, Uptime

United Grinding’s Digital Solutions simplifies and optimizes grinding production processes and service.

Wintriss Software Increases Shop Floor Productivity

Wintriss Control Group’s ShopFloorConnect and SmartPAC Pro press automation controller can increase manufacturing efficiencies.

Shop Management Software

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.

Shop Management Software

Manufacturing Data Collection and Management Transforms Swiss Shop

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.


IT is the Key to Effective Machine Monitoring

This aerospace manufacturer’s IT team was essential to successfully setting up a machine monitoring program. 

The Anatomy of a CNC Machine IoT Solution

Industry 4.0 is bringing sweeping changes to manufacturing and IIoT is one of its enabling technologies. Early adopters are reaping the benefits.

Is Leveraging the IoT Really 'Smart Manufacturing'?

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.

CNC & Machine Controls

Caron's CNC Senor Monitoring System Updated with Versatile Applications

Dtect-IT can also monitor frequency levels and set magnitude limits to detect anomalies within specific frequency bands. 

DAC System Connects Toolrooms by Exchanging Tool Data

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.

How to Collect and Use Machine Data

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.

Bar Feeders

Bar Feeders Evolve to Interconnectivity

Bar feeding continues to broaden its contributions to making turned parts faster and better. Ethernet interconnectivity can be the next step to increased profitability.

Shop Management Software

IoT Round Two—From Monitoring to Having a Say

Organizations must make sure their ERP software is IoT ready or risk being left behind by agile competitors.

How Predictive Maintenance Can Boost a Business's Bottom Line

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.


Hexagon Forms Production Software Business

Vero Software, FASys and Spring Technologies will adopt Hexagon’s corporate identity.

Turning Machines

An App to Simplify Setups

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 Launches DataXchange E-Learning Package

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. 

Alphacam Nesting Engine Provides Faster Calculation Times

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 Cloud Line Solution Enables Access to Tool Data

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 and Phrontier Combine Camera/Extender Package

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.

Wall-Mounting Kits are for Siemens G-Series Drive Platform

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.

WorkXplore High-Speed CAD Viewer Converts Files in Batches

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.

Magnetic Spindle Encoders Have Functionally Safe Axes

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.