SECO Tools Selects MachineMetrics to Help with Transformation

MachineMetrics’ manufacturing analytics engine will provide Seco and its customers a technological resource for its advancement into Industry 4.0.

As part of a global initiative to ensure the continued success of its customers, Seco Tools is expanding their customer service capabilities through a partnership with MachineMetrics. MachineMetrics’ manufacturing analytics engine will provide Seco and its customers a technological resource for its advancement into Industry 4.0.

Seco plans to use the MachineMetrics Industrial IoT platform and its manufacturing analytics applications as a cornerstone in their expansion into new technology services. With data provided by MachineMetrics, SECO can apply their extensive experience and engineering capabilities to the continuous improvement of their customers by helping them make data-driven decisions to improve their efficiency and bottom line.

Leveraging Seco’s experience in tooling with MachineMetrics’ data collection capabilities will help both Seco and MachineMetrics customers gain a deeper understanding of what’s happening with their tools in real-time. These insights may include predicting tool life, preventing tool breakages, and feed and speed optimization.

With the MachineMetrics Production Monitoring application, Seco will enable their global customers to gain visibility into their production using an easy to use, do-it-yourself, completely customizable manufacturing machine monitoring system. As a cloud-based platform, MachineMetrics allows manufacturers to collect, monitor and analyze data from any and all types of machines, from anywhere and with any Internet-connected device to track OEE performance, identify production bottlenecks, take action with real-time notifications, predict and prevent costly downtime events, measure process improvements, and enhance shop floor communications.

The historical and real-time machine data collected by MachineMetrics allows tooling manufacturers like Seco to gain insight into customers’ machine tool health, identify new service opportunities with analytics and reporting, predict and deliver early warning of potential machine or tooling failures, highlight elevated risk areas that lead to machine downtime, or even determine to take preventative action before it impacts a customer’s machine performance. The information will also provide the necessary data for Seco Engineers to better design tools and to cost-engineer tooling more efficiently.

While other monitoring solutions can take months to integrate, over half of MachineMetrics customers are able to install themselves and start capturing data within 24 hours. Based on machine controls and types, MachineMetrics unique ability to connect to any type of machine through the control allows them to monitor as many as 100 machine aspects such as temperatures and pressures of loaders, what line of code is running, the current tool in use and much more.