Posted by & filed under Blog, Manufacturing Dashboard.

Imagine driving a car where the dashboard reports yesterday’s speed and distance covered. It sounds bizarre yet that’s how many Operations and Production Managers run their factories. They know output and OEE numbers for the previous day, but that’s of little help in maximizing performance today. What they need are manufacturing dashboards displaying real-time, actionable… Read more »

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As the year comes to a close, we want to take a minute to thank all our customers for a great 2019 and reflect back on some of the events that took place within DataXchange and for Scytec in general.  DataXchange had multiple updates throughout the year as well as the addition of the dedicated… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Blog, Data Collection.

Good data is the key to improving manufacturing performance and cutting costs. With good data you can maximize bottleneck utilization, measure OEE accurately, use resources more efficiently and find and reduce waste. The challenge is, how do you capture that good data? Here we’ll explore the importance of manufacturing data collection, the difference between good and bad… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Blog, Data Collection, Machine Monitoring Software.

Successful manufacturers become and remain successful by finding and driving out waste. As practitioners of Lean Manufacturing know, waste takes many forms, but it’s hard to always know where to look for it. Possibly the best tool to use is machine monitoring and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). By providing information about what’s happening on the… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Blog, OEE Machine Monitoring.

There’s an old axiom that before you can improve something you need to measure it. In manufacturing there are many metrics that can be tracked. One of the most popular metrics is Overall Equipment Effectiveness, (OEE). Accurate and timely OEE information aids decision-making when managers are faced with rapidly changing circumstances on the factory floor,… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Blog, IIoT, Industry 4.0, Machine Monitoring.

Machine monitoring for Industry 4.0 increases shop floor productivity and decrease downtime. DENVER (Colo.,) Oct 10 – Scytec Consulting, Cloud and On Premise OEE machine monitoring software company serving the manufacturing sector, will be exhibiting this year with reselling partner Shop Floor Automations. Visitors and attendees of 2019 FABTECH in Chicago, IL will be able… Read more »

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What is machine downtime? What is downtime manufacturing? Machine downtime in the manufacturing world is simply any time that the machine is not producing. Though full utilization would be ideal, some downtime is not only acceptable but necessary. Common downtime reasons include planned downtime, maintenance or set up. What is a downtime report? A downtime… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Machine Monitoring Software, Machine Monitoring Software Update.

The custom reports, charts and dashboard in Scytec DataXchange is a leading feature of the software. DataXchange reporting contains a variety of Utilization, OEE and IIoT reports and charts to help reduce machine downtime and increase overall equipment effectiveness. Types of reports include: Equipment Status Summaries OEE Summaries Downtime Pareto Scrap Pareto Plots Histograms Comparison… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Machine Monitoring Software Update.

In our latest update we have expanded Expressions to allow group building; structured in an organized hierarchy. What is an expression? What can it measure? An expression is a set of parameters that define what and how data will be collected, parsed and received from the shop floor to DataXchange. The following are just a… Read more »