The industrial communications networks of the future incorporate enabling technologies that are designed to support digital manufacturing strategies, helping companies optimize and intensify their processes. In addition to driving up profitability, they can also greatly contribute to reducing the environmental impact of shop floor operations. A key example of one such technology is CC-Link IE TSN, which uses Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) to transition towards convergent architectures for data sharing.
When it comes to an early identification of noise problems in the drivetrain one has to take data analytics and its integration in the manufacturing process into account. The big vision here, in particular, is preventive quality. By evaluating sensor data of the machining process, it promises to predict whether a gear is ok or not ok.
Campfire Interactive, Inc. (Campfire), provider of the leading solution for portfolio profitability management, announces that Scott Whetter has joined the company as vice president of sales and strategy, automotive. In this capacity Whetter is responsible for continuing to build upon the company’s record growth from providing solutions within the automotive supplier market.
Manufacturers need to measure and quantify the causes of unproductive time so they can optimize their efficiency. Machine Monitoring from Seco provides them with the data-driven knowledge they need to not only manage production efficiency, but also increase both output volume and product quality.