In simple terms, a machine that stands idle is not making money. For many manufacturers, knowing when a machine has stopped – and identifying the underlying reason for the stoppage – can be a major challenge. Digital solutions offer ways to overcome this issue. Replacing traditional methods of manual tracking, manual data aggregation and manual time studies, collecting data directly from a connected machine tool, as well as from operators, makes it possible to visualise machine and cutting tool utilisation levels, and create improvements within the factory.
Manufacturers are able to make efficiency gains from MachiningInsights through the ability to analyse equipment utilisation and optimise production processes. The analysis itself is facilitated by digital connectivity and, by adding the capability of operator input into the system, Sandvik Coromant has ensured there are opportunities for increased collaboration and greater efficiency. Transparency is ensured through the visualisation being carried out online and, therefore, is accessible via a web browser.