What is Machine Monitoring?

How to monitor machine utilization - new & legacy machines

Machine Monitoring & ROI

Different manufacturing costs & how machine monitoring helps with step-variable costs.

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The Cloud & IIoT

How to take advantage of Industry 4.0 for the shop floor

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Human-Machine Interface

How to simplify the already easy process of machine utilization monitoring

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DataXchange machine monitoring display in a shopWhat is Machine Monitoring Software? Machine Monitoring gives you the ability to see what your machines are doing in real-time. It is also known as machine data collection, manufacturing data collection, and OEE monitoring.

Collect & process data from your machines using software like MTConnect, FANUC FOCAS, Okuma Thinc, custom macros, or hardware devices. Optional data collection terminals can be used for additional operator input. Runtime, downtime, & OEE data is then presented via dashboards, historical reports, & charts.  Emails or text messages can be sent to notify you of production issues on the shop floor.

Improve manufacturing by supplying accurate shop floor productivity metrics to improve operations & make better decisions. Enjoy automatic, error-free, & unattended machine monitoring for events such as job start/end, set up start/end, log on/off, cycle start/end, & more. Data collected includes cycle time, idle time, setup time, teardown time, machine downtime, & scrap reasons.

In today’s competitive manufacturing environment, it is more important than ever to be as efficient as possible. Increase machine up-time & drive innovation on your shop floor.

POPULAR CNC MACHINE MONITORING SOFTWARE OPTIONS:

Scytec DataXchange™

  • On-Premise, or Cloud Based ($45 per machine, per month, via Cloud)
  • We house the servers – you provide the data
  • Real-time data from any CNC control/equipment, regardless of machine age
  • Unlimited number of reporting and charting licenses
  • View & report on your data results from anywhere
  • Track multiple types of cycle time

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Predator MDC.

  • Monitor 1 to 4k CNC Machines
  • 1300+ Reports & Charts
  • Automatic & Manual shop floor data collections
  • Real-time machine, job & part dashboards
  • Track cycle time, idle, setup, teardown, downtime & more
  • Multiple plant support metrics

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Predator Touch HMI

  • Windows app to replace shop floor bar code  readers
  • Can also replace QR readers & hand-held terminals
  • Simplifies DNC & real-time data collection
  • Works on a Windows PC, Tablet or CNC Controller
  • Buttons can be custom-programmed
  • Color layout can be customized, as well

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