Operator input through operator panel close to the machine (picture left) and Tickets and tasks for follow-up and optimization (picture right).
Sandvik Coromant strives to identify where improvements can be made, and this digital solution was developed in recognition that a machine that stands idle is not making money. For many manufacturers and workshops, knowing when a machine has stopped – and identifying the underlying reason for the stoppage – can be a major challenge and digital solutions are creating new possibilities to overcome this issue. Replacing the traditional ways 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 visualize the machine-, and even tool-, utilization levels and create improvements within the factory.
Manufacturers are able to make substantial efficiency gains from this digital solution through the ability to analyze equipment utilization and act to optimize 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 also opportunities for increased collaboration and greater efficiency by combining data from the operator with data from the machine.
Transparency is ensured through the visualization being carried out online and, therefore, accessible by a web browser. This means there is no need for a complicated IT project to get up and running and there is a rapid and simple method of incorporating digital manufacturing intelligence into a production site to drive improvements.
Sandvik Coromant is introducing the CoroPlus® MachiningInsights digital solution for visualization of workshop efficiency, available from Q2 2019.
For more information, visit coroplus.sandvikcoromant.
Part of global industrial engineering group Sandvik, Sandvik Coromant is at the forefront of manufacturing tools, machining solutions and knowledge that drive industry standards and innovations demanded by the metalworking industry now and into the next industrial era. Educational support, extensive R&D investment and strong customer partnerships ensure the development of machining technologies that change, lead and drive the future of manufacturing. Sandvik Coromant owns over 3100 patents worldwide, employs over 7,900 staff, and is represented in 150 countries.
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