In any manufacturing unit, it is imperative that you continually peak production rates. To do this, it is important to install and integrate a reliable production monitoring system. Production monitoring systems are used to keep track of, or monitor the functioning of different machines in a production line.
Many companies have managed to achieve, and in some cases, even surpass the production expectations using Techna-Tool Inc.’s reliable production monitoring system TECHNA-CHECK PM-1. This is accomplished via rigorous and timely checks performed on the production units by TECHNA-CHECK PM-1.
A production monitoring system is a process that is designed to record the overall performance of the production line in real time. The system collects data from the various sections of the production line and is relayed to employees and managers working on the line. The data that is collected by the monitoring system is used in improving the efficiency of the production line.
One of the best systems being used by a variety of industries today is the Techna Check PM-1. The system is designed and manufactured by Techna-Tool Inc., a leader in tool and process monitoring systems.
How Does It Work?
The Techna-Check PM-1 is directly installed onto the electrical cabinet of the production line. It utilizes Ethernet and custom production monitoring software to perform the data collection process. The system is usually connected to the various processes of the line like robotic systems and automated machinery.The system receives data signals regarding the processes – whether they are running smoothly or if they are encountering any problems.
Production monitoring systems have increasingly become integral to the safe and optimum running of a production line. They can not only tell whether the machine is operating at the right capacity, they can also detect whether any part is not functioning properly, and whether any repairs or adjustments need to be made.
You need the right production parts monitoring system that will suit your production line’s needs. One company that can help you is Techna-Tool Inc. Specializing in dependable tool and process monitoring systems, Techna-Tool Inc. has cemented its place by providing monitoring systems suited to custom client requirements since 1990. The company has seen incredible success with over 90,000 installations worldwide.
Some manufacturers forgo broken tool monitoring systems because of the upfront costs. They feel that they can get by without it, replacing or repairing broken machinery as necessary. The problem is that you can’t always see the beginning stages of damage. Instead, a problem may not become apparent until there is a major machine failure. When this happens, costs can quickly add up.
At the initial point of failure, the most obvious cost is replacing or repairing the broken tools. What may have been a simple fix if caught early, now requires more extensive work as other parts and tools have likely been damaged as well. The cost of these tool replacements can be very high, but those aren’t the only cost-concerns.
June is National Safety Month, the perfect reason to schedule your company’s annual check-up this summer. During the check-up, you’ll want to examine all equipment to make sure it’s operating properly and is in good condition. Worn pieces should be repaired or replaced, and all computer systems should be up-to-date and accurate.
Keep in mind that human error is often behind major problems. Inputting incorrect data or operating machinery in the wrong way can have disastrous consequences. For this reason, it is equally important to check up on user guidelines, proper signage, and staff training.
Only a month into 2013, we can already tell its going to be a great year. While fueled by the excitement of our own growth in the past year, we’re also intrigued by what lies ahead for the innovative industries we serve. One in particular, that is ever-evolving, also seems to have some significant changes and developments unfolding: the auto industry. After all, in 2012, global sales of cars and trucks will have topped 80 million for the first time!
We’d all probably agree that it would be great to walk away from work at the end of the day with complete confidence that, in the morning, our work would have continued on without us, free of errors. As manufacturers across industries look to achieve overnight, unmanned production runs without broken and defective parts, Techna-Tool is able to help in a few key areas. While several components are necessary to achieve a functioning lights-out system (such as specialized machines, robotic loading, and fire suppression systems, just to name a few), we offer a solution for both broken tool detection and a monitoring/alert system. Our Techna-Check PM-1 production monitoring system offers a great way to improve the consistency of your lights-out machining.