Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, North Kingstown, R.I launched on December 18, 2019 the HxGN SFx | Asset Management software. It is a cloud-ready software solution that helps manufacturers achieve operational excellence by offering access to real-time machine status and utilization reporting.
The software unlocks the data typically siloed in individual coordinate measuring machines (CMM) to provide real-time insight into the performance, use and status of multiple CMMs across one or several sites. A web- and mobile-enabled dashboard provides real time visibility of the health, availability and performance status of CMMs, in single or multiple locations. Manufacturers can shift from managing assets as a cost center to optimizing equipment profitability and value creation. And the data aggregated by SFx Asset Management can be used to pre-emptively schedule maintenance and identify sources of downtime.
With HxGN SFx | Asset Management it is also possible to identify which site has spare capacity and gain insight into how systems are used. And because SFx Asset Management is cloud-based, information can be accessed anywhere from a PC, smartphone or tablet.
Asset performance management software plays a role in optimizing Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). As its name suggests, OEE is a measure of how effective machines are. It can be calculated either for a single coordinate measuring machine (CMM) or for a set of CMMs over various periods of time. An understanding of a CMM’s OEE can help reduce spending on maintenance while achieving better overall machine performance and efficiency.
The Lite and PRO versions are now available online. They are currently compatible with PULSE, PC-DMIS and any Hexagon CMM that uses DC, RC, or H3C controllers and will support an expanding range of industrial equipment.