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How to Improve the Efficiency of Large Object Manufacturing

A large object manufacturing facility of automobile tiny homes.

  Manufacturing large objects is a complex process that requires careful planning, attention to detail, and a deep understanding of the materials and tools involved. Whether you are manufacturing large components for industrial machinery, producing parts for aerospace and defense applications, or creating sculptures and other works of art, improving the efficiency of your manufacturing […]

Synced Stations: Revolutionizing Large Object Manufacturing

Production floor barcode scanner to collect Downtime, Rejects, employee name, job name, batch names and other floor data

Large object manufacturing can be complex because of the size and weight of the objects. Oftentimes, one bottleneck in a large object manufacturing facility can halt the entire process. However, a floating group of skilled workers who are equipped with the necessary tools alongside synced manufacturing stations can ensure that objects move from one station […]

Crawl, walk, run: A scalable manufacturing system in stages ©

You have probably heard the phrase crawl walk run. The “crawl, walk, run” approach is a phased implementation strategy for introducing new technology or processes in manufacturing. It refers to the gradual progression from a basic, limited implementation to a more comprehensive and sophisticated one. Here’s how it works in the context of manufacturing monitoring […]

Improving bottleneck capacity using machine utilization

In the production industry, the bottleneck is a process in a production line that limits the entire chain of operation. Flow congestion increases cycle time, creates delays and higher production costs. A bottleneck can be a physical problem, such as a shortage of supplies, slow reporting, errors in scheduling or a computer network issue, such […]

8 largest wastes of lean manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is a technique used to minimize wastes in an operating system that maximizes profits. Without adding new equipment or personnel, lean manufacturing creates a constant cycle of improvement. This system creates a balance in your workplace that reduces downtime, cycle time, and wastes. Although many companies are aware that they are inefficient, many […]

What is TPM?

Also known as Total Productive Maintenance, TPM is the lean manufacturing approach to improving manufacturing efficiency alongside OEE. Manufacturing systems and factories have many instances where one of their machines is down or inefficient. Many times machines don’t receive proper maintenance and factory workers wait until something is broken down to fix it. When this […]

What is OEE and what will it show me?

OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency) is a great tool for trying to eliminate waste to produce as many usable products at the fastest rate possible. It can be measured using this very simple mathematical equation:                  Availability X Performance X Quality, and is a proven method to improve processing […]

How to Reduce Manufacturing Costs Using an IIoT Monitoring System

Remote Monitoring IIT system adding value in today's manufacturing

Manufacturing costs are the costs that it takes to produce a product. Manufacturing costs include:  The products’ direct material – Metal, Plastic, wood, paper, electronic components, etc. Direct labor – Operators that physically touch the products Manufacturing overhead – Floor space, Management, Capex (capital costs), software, etc.  Unfortunately, a big portion of these costs are […]

The Benefits of Implementing a Remote Monitoring System

DDS IOT, industrial 4.0, smart manufacturing systems

Why should you implement factory remote monitoring systems? Maintaining factory systems, achieving faster and more reliable production runs, and reducing cost on a current manufacturing process without buying more machines is a growing concern for many factories in the production business. An IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) included with a factory remote monitoring system will […]