Seco Tools has announced a partnership with MachineMetrics to offer manufacturing analytics.
MachineMetrics’ manufacturing analytics engine will provide Seco and its customers a technological resource for their advancement into Industry 4.0. Seco says it will use the MachineMetrics Industrial IoT platform and its manufacturing analytics applications as a cornerstone in their expansion into new technology services.
“Leveraging Seco’s experience in tooling with MachineMetrics’ data collection capabilities will help both Seco and MachineMetrics customers gain a deeper understanding of what’s happening with their tools in real time,” MachineMetrics said in a statement. “These insights may include predicting tool life, preventing tool breakages, and feed and speed optimization.”
With the MachineMetrics Production Monitoring application, Seco will be able to give customers visibility into their production using a do-it-yourself, customizable manufacturing machine monitoring system. As a cloud-based platform, MachineMetrics allows manufacturers to collect, monitor and analyze data from all types of machines, from anywhere and with any Internet-connected device to track OEE performance, identify production bottlenecks, take action with real-time notifications, predict and prevent downtime events, measure process improvements, and enhance shop floor communications.
The historical and real-time machine data collected by MachineMetrics allows users to gain insight into machine tool health, identify new service needs with analytics and reporting, predict and deliver early warning of potential machine or tooling failures directly in contact with their subcontractors, highlight elevated risk areas that lead to machine downtime, or to take preventive action before it a customer’s machine performance is impacted. The information will also provide the data needed to improve the quality to cost ratio beginning from the design phase.
“MachineMetrics has provided us valuable insight into our own Custom Products facility in Troy, Michigan, allowing us to reduce our lead time while improving On-Time Delivery and quality. Now, by partnering with MachineMetrics, we see the opportunity to do the same for our customers,” said Rob Keenan, president of Seco Tools North America. “By analyzing data output from machine tools, we can deploy our technical experts to work closely with our customers to identify bottlenecks and other issues that lead to extended machine down time. MachineMetrics is another tool that enables Seco to take cost out of our customer’s operation while improving their productivity.”