Shop Floor Automations Newsletter – SEPT/OCT 2015

Shop Floor Automations NewsletterThe following is an archived copy of the Shop Floor Automations Newsletter – September/October 2015.

We are excited to be exhibiting our shop floor solutions as well as the latest versions of our software.

The four day show will cover over 650,000 sq. ft. of floor space at McCormick place in Chicago, IL.

More than 40,000 attendees and over 1,500 exhibitors are expected to gather, once again celebrating metal manufacturing at its best.

We are excited to be exhibiting our shop floor solutions as well as the latest versions of our software.

The four day show will cover over 650,000 sq. ft. of floor space at McCormick place in Chicago, IL.

More than 40,000 attendees and over 1,500 exhibitors are expected to gather, once again celebrating metal manufacturing at its best.

A valuable presentation by Smartware Group President Paul Lochance and Scytec President Josh Davids will be held at Fabtech 2015.

This discussion will walk manufacturers through the process of feeding rich streams of data from machine monitoring systems into a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for monitoring and reporting, all using the latest cloud technology.

Westec 2015 was a success, thanks to all the attendees and exhibitors coming together to create a truly valuable event!

It was a pleasure meeting new people and re-connecting with old friends and customers.

The drawing winners will be receiving wireless devices, editing software and more!

Have you made your budget for 2016? Contact us today to get a budgetary quote in for your 2016 deadline.

Link to original newsletter HERE 

Corporate Training at MOXA

MOXATo keep up with the rapid changes in communication technology, our support team is often tasked with visiting our vendors, such as MOXA, to learn about the latest products they have to offer. It is very important to us to be as knowledgeable as possible about the products we sell and support.

Our latest tech training was held at the MOXA corporate office in Brea, California. Being an integral part of our product line, Moxa products are very sophisticated communication devices that we are proud to use as part of our automation solutions. During the visit, our support team was trained on the latest wired and wireless devices in the Industrial Ethernet Lab.

In our ongoing effort to provide the best solutions to our valued customers, our staff has up-to-date knowledge to help facilitate your shop floor’s automation solutions.

Check out some photos from the event on Facebook here. For more information on our hardware, click here or call (877) 611-5825

Smartware Group Joins Scytec for Smart Machine Monitoring Talk at FABTECH 2015

CHICAGO, IL – October 5, 2015 – FABTECH 2015, to be held in Chicago from November 9-12, will feature a special presentation by Smartware Group President Paul Lachance and Scytec President and CEO Josh Davids. Their joint discussion, entitled, “Machine Monitoring and Data Collection for Maintenance Optimization,” will walk manufacturers through the process of feeding rich streams of data from smart machine monitors into a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for monitoring and reporting, all using today’s cloud technologies. FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event.

DataXchange SmartwareScytec is the producer of DataXchange, a cloud-based manufacturing process control, data collection, and machine monitoring system. Colorado-based Scytec reports that clients experience productivity increases of 10% on average.

The data collected by DataXchange can be synced in real-time with modern CMMS, like Smartware Group’s Bigfoot, to assist manufacturers with aggregating and analyzing data for better asset management – and improved performance for machinery, equipment and building systems.

“A well-designed CMMS already gives maintenance professionals a significant advantage in terms of improving their operations to save on corrective maintenance, labor costs, and to increase machine longevity,” Lachance said. “And when ‘meter reading’ or smart assets are directly tied to CMMS, preventive maintenance can rise to a whole new level with predictive maintenance. With this linkage in place, CMMS can provide instant access to live data from equipment, building systems and production lines.”

For example, CMMS can create a PM calendar alert to generate a work order for routine maintenance on an Air Handling Unit (AHU) every four weeks, as recommended by the manufacturer. But suppose that same maintenance protocol could be followed once every 500 operating hours, rather than every four weeks. Read more or scroll below for the rest of the story.

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