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Machine Monitoring

Using the IIoT to Maximize on Your Data

Easily collect, track, and process data from your machines. At the same time, updating your ERP in real-time. Radley’s Machine Monitoring software calculates key manufacturing data. So you have the critical data you need to drive process improvement:

 

  • Increase Overall Productivity
  • Improve Data Integrity
  • Measure Efficiency
  • Quickly Identify Problems

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What’s the Use of the IIoT?

Using the IIoT to Maximize on Your Data

Easily collect, track, and process data from your machines, while updating your ERP in real-time. Calculate key performance metrics for the critical data you need to drive process improvement:

  • Increase Overall Productivity
  • Improve Data Integrity
  • Measure Efficiency
  • Quickly Identify Problems

PLC Integration

Collect, analyze and store the real-time activities of each PLC-equipped machine. With full IoT connectivity, you can view real-time KPIs through a configurable dashboard.

OEE & OLE Metrics

 
Gain instant access to accurate shop productivity metrics. Machine Monitoring creates a updated database of your manufacturing performance. This includes overall equipment effectiveness (OEE ) and overall labor effectiveness (OLE).

Get metrics that matter

  • Setup Time
  • Job Start/End
  • Reject Counts
  • Cycle Time & Counts
  • Completion Quantities
  • Quality Metrics
  • OEE & OLE for Equipment & Labor Metrics

Gather the critical data you need

Automatically collect critical manufacturing analytics, without requiring operator training or input. Collect events such as job start and end, setup start and end, cycle start and end, and more!

Radley Machine Monitoring also supports manual event monitoring initiated by the machine operator. These may include machine logon/logoff, down times and scrap reasons.

Answer the tough questions with real-time visibility to your workforce.
 
  • What machines are running?
  • Are machines producing quality parts?
  • Why are machines going down?
  • Should you replace or overhaul your machines?
  • Is your workforce used to its fullest?

Flexible Configuration

Want to use Radley’s Machine Monitoring as a stand-alone solution? No problem! 

For even more functionality, you can integrate to other Radley solutions, or your MRP. Radley’s Labor Tracking or Shop Floor Control give you more insight to your operations. As a result, you can quickly identify and correct problems throughout your shop. 

Streamline data collection into one easy-to-use interface. For instance, integrate PLCs, Automated Retrieval Systems, Scales, Automated Handling Equipment, and Sensors.

Learn More About Machine Monitoring Systems

Machine monitoring functionality is often found in MES software. Click the article below to learn more about the benefits MES holds for manufacturers. Or check out Radley’s blog for the latest articles on warehousing and manufacturing.  

4 Benefits of an MES System
 
Today’s manufacturers face many challenges. There is constant pressure to produce more, faster, and with fewer resources. So this makes efficiency and productivity crucial to maintaining a competitive edge. A manufacturing execution system (MES) can add critical visibility into your operations.
 
An MES shines a light on shop floor processes. As a result, you can act on this information to respond to areas of improvement. Here are 4 areas where the right MES can make a difference.
 
Benefits of an MES System
 
1. Reduce Scrap and Waste
 
An MES can detect errors and prevent mistakes. Consistent setups maximize efficiency and ensures only the correct materials are used. The system identifies errors and stops material waste before it happens.
 
2. Capture True Costs
 
Want to truly understand your production costs? In that case, you must have accurate data. This includes material use, production time, and labor required to complete the job. From WIP and labor tracking to machine monitoring, an MES gathers and analyzes the data for you.
 
Also, MES eliminates spreadsheets and “tribal knowledge”. Paperless workflows help ensure regulation compliance, cut purchasing costs and save labor time. Thus, you can reduce ordering and free personnel from inefficient manual data entry.
 
3. Increase Up-time
 
It’s hard to make money if your machines aren’t running. An MES monitors machinery to collect and analyze key data. This can include setup time, reject counts, completions and quality metrics. Also, you may track warranties and maintenance schedules to head off unexpected downtime.
 
4. Reduce Inventory
 
Of course, it’s difficult to store and manage a large inventory. And it costs money.
 
An MES makes just-in-time inventory a reality. It constantly updates your inventory records with material use and new production. As a result, you know what is available in each location and facility. So the MES eliminates under- or over-ordering.
 
An MES program manages every detail of the manufacturing process. So, you can cut out problems before they appear.
 
A full MES system has many benefits. But, the initial cost may be prohibitive to some companies. Also, the functionality included in a full MES may be overkill for some shops.
 
In contrast, Radley lets you choose the manufacturing software solutions you need now. Then, you can add more functionality as your future needs change.
 
Request your free consultation today to learn more.
Proper inventory control, such as using barcode inventory software, helps streamline warehouse activities.

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