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 report will track machine...

It’s Time for Machine Monitoring Software In most manufacturing facilities today convincing management that the company should invest in machine monitoring isn’t an issue.  However, if you find yourself in such an environment there are many convincing reasons for management to adopt Industry 4.0 technology such as machine monitoring.   Visibility to be able to see how much time a machine...

Following a few basic principles can help shops get a return on their machine monitoring systems without losing faith first. Machine monitoring technology can be easy to justify, but shops can lose faith when data-driven efficiencies never materialize. Josh Davids, CEO of monitoring system developer Scytec, says many of these shops move too fast and expect too much too...