Digital solution delivers monitoring of equipment utilization to drive workshop productivity improvements
Using digital solutions for monitoring of equipment utilization makes workshops far more efficient and profitable than would otherwise have been possible, which is why Sandvik Coromant has introduced CoroPlus® MachiningInsights. More than a monitoring system, the solution gathers data, calls attention to issues and provides the insights required to take action. It is an easily attainable step for manufacturers that are looking to reduce waste in production and make a smooth transition into a digital way of working.
Sandvik Coromant strives to identify where improvements can be made, and this digital solution was developed in recognition that a machine that stands idle is not making money. For many manufacturers and workshops, knowing when a machine has stopped – and identifying the underlying reason for the stoppage – can be a major challenge and digital solutions are creating new possibilities to overcome this issue. Replacing the traditional ways of manual tracking, manual data aggregation and manual time studies, collecting data directly from a connected machine tool as well as from operators makes it possible to visualize the machine-, and even tool-, utilization levels and create improvements within the factory.
Manufacturers are able to make substantial efficiency gains from this digital solution through the ability to analyze equipment utilization and act to optimize production processes. The analysis itself is facilitated by digital connectivity and by adding the capability of operator input into the system, Sandvik Coromant has ensured there are also opportunities for increased collaboration and greater efficiency by combining data from the operator with data from the machine.
Transparency is ensured through the visualization being carried out online and, therefore, accessible by a web browser. This means there is no need for a complicated IT project to get up and running and there is a rapid and simple method of incorporating digital manufacturing intelligence into a production site to drive improvements.