Joel Neidig is the director of reserach and development at ITAMCO. He has been a member of MTConnect since 2009. He has a bachelor's degree in operations management and has had
13 years of experience integrating manufacturing technology and software development. Neidig's experience includes motion control and PLC programming and integration with machine tools, as well as developer of MTConnect compatible mobile device apps for iOS and Android.
At first, monitoring the energy I use at my plant or the energy for each individual machine seemed trivial. Isn't this just an overhead cost I have to pay? I'm certainly not going to turn off a machine that costs too much to run
when I have to get a job out for that month. Then, I realized how much savings
there was for monitoring power consumption and the ROI was timely.