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AI in Manufacturing: How Machine Learning is Impacting Manufacturers

For most manufacturing environments, the key to profitability is to attain the highest equipment utilization while making parts at an expected optimal…

The 5 Most Important Lean Manufacturing Metrics To Achieve Operational Success

Lean manufacturing strives to boost customer value by improving efficiencies and reducing waste across operations. Moving toward lean manufacturing requires more effective…

What Is Machine Monitoring?

Machine monitoring harnesses the power of the industrial internet of things (IIOT) to ensure manufacturing processes run smoothly. If you are new…

Are You Using OEE Correctly?

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a metric, represented as a percentage, that indicates how effectively a manufacturing asset is utilized. OEE…

Complete Guide to Production Tracking Software

A successful shop floor provides factual information that leads them to make better decisions. If your job responsibilities are to measures data…

7 Tips on Improving Your Floor’s OEE

What is OEE? OEE is an acronym that stands for Overall Equipment Effectiveness. It is the gold benchmark for measuring the efficiency…

A Guide to Production Monitoring

Production monitoring is a well-known practice that gives manufacturers a holistic view of all errors and inefficiencies that occur during production. It…

Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is widely considered the best manufacturing KPI (Key Performance Indicator) for measuring the efficiency of production processes. In…

CNC Tracking and Monitoring

Computer Numerical Control, also called CNC Machining, is a revolutionary machining process. This machining procedure will use pre-programmed computer software to dictate…

A Guide on How to Calculate OEE

Assets with an OEE of 100% never produce items with defects, never experience unplanned downtime, and always operate at maximum speed. Obviously,…

Machine Data Collection: The Data-Driven Approach to Manufacturing

Manufacturers use automated manufacturing equipment (CNC machines) to improve manufacturing processes and increase efficiency. These machines are capable of producing large quantities…

OEE As A KPI

The manufacturing industry is more competitive now than ever before.  Customers are limiting their spending, yet the costs of operating and materials…

A Guide to Factory Floor Monitoring

Data collection from the factory floor is a crucial part of improving manufacturing processes. The data can be used to determine how…

Complete Guide to Smart Manufacturing

Smart manufacturing is a technology-driven approach that utilizes Internet-connected machinery to monitor the production process. The goal of smart manufacturing is to…