If left on their own, material handling assets will slowly degrade and eventually fail, often at the most inopportune moment. But with a little planning, you can not only extend their useful life, you can also optimize performance.
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Data mining and Big Data are hot topics. Your company develops process mining software; how does it differ from data mining?
In the last seven to eight years, solid-state lasers have come to dominate laser welding and cutting,” said Tom Bailey, product specialist for Trumpf Inc. (Farmington, CT). While Trumpf still produces CO2 lasers, for most applications solid-state lasers literally outshine them.
Data management and the maintenance of clean, usable data for asset performance metrics pose great challenges for manufacturers today.
Ongoing exchange between CAD/CAM software technology developers and cutting tool manufacturers is an excellent illustration of how technology collaborations can create productivity gains in manufacturing. Several examples involve our company and cutting tool manufacturers.
The road to manufacturing success today runs through the mountain of data that tools are generating in metalcutting applications, and most importantly communicating and reacting to in real time on the shop floor.
Q&A with Ben Mund, Senior Market Analyst, CNC Software Inc.
Unplanned downtime and production loss due to equipment failure is one of the leading losses for manufacturers. Most shops perform maintenance on a fixed schedule or on failure. This means a machine will be maintained regardless of how often it is used and unexpected breakdowns will stop production.
Q&A with Chirayu Shah, Marketing Manager, HMI Software, Rockwell Automation
Automotive engineering has never had so much complexity to address. Producing millions of vehicles per year is a daunting feat.