It displays it in real-time, and produces indispensable manufacturing reports, including detailed OEE reports in a variety of formats. The software can significantly increase manufacturing capacity and profitability by identifying and quantifying excessive production losses and bottlenecks.
ShopFloorConnect® Version 6.0 has a new design format for fast, easy access to all data, offering several new features for more user-friendly reporting and dashboard customization, flexible scheduling capabilities, and machine interface enhancements, all of which are critical for OEE. For even better production analysis, users can now improve the OEE of their machines by tracking the reasons for scrap. Version 6.0 also allows users to manually enter good and bad part count data, vital for OEE calculation, when machines with batch processes make it impossible or impractical to automatically count the parts as they are being produced. And to better serve customers in North America and across the globe, this latest program version can handle multiple languages and time zones.
Enhanced user interfaces and versatile scheduling capabilities are also available in ShopFloorConnect® Version 6.0. Users such as production supervisors, manufacturing engineers and job schedulers with different information requirements, can now customize the way data are displayed on their dashboards. In addition, flexible scheduling enables the next five jobs to be sent to the ShopFloorConnect® Machine Interface (SMI-2), allowing users to view and switch to other high-priority jobs in the event that unforeseen circumstances prevent starting the highest priority job.
Also, enhancements made to the SMI-2 include the ability to place downtime reasons in user-defined categories for faster selection, immediate Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) and OEE displays, as well as improved status displays.
"Our ShopFloorConnect® software provides a fast, easy-to-use, versatile and efficient data collection solution which can reduce machine downtime by up to 70%," said Mr. Keith Magnant, ShopFloorConnect Sales Manager. "We looking forward to demonstrating the latest capabilities of ShopFloorConnect® 6.0 software at PACK EXPO this year. "
ShopFloorConnect® is a scalable and flexible production monitoring system and is well-suited for manufacturers in a variety of industries, including packaging, food, beverage, discrete manufacturing, metalforming and metal fabrication. The program provides superior OEE calculations that accurately report overall equipment effectiveness for even the most complex manufacturing environments. The production tracking software provides machine downtime and manufacturing efficiency reports via a web browser and email, and integrates with existing ERP systems.