Refresh Your Memory, Inc. announced a partnership with Kitamura Machinery on a new IoT platform, Anywhere-Remote®, specifically for Kitamura Machines. It includes email status updates, machine monitoring software suites that range from basic plug-and-play packages to those that are customized to suit each individual customer’s application, and MTConnect® ready adaptor (basic) — all powered by and in partnership with FactoryWiz™ Monitoring & DNC.
Anywhere-Remote email status update technology allows the user to automatically receive live machine production data anywhere, anytime, via email to desktop, smartphones, and mobile devices based on pre-set variables. Machine production alarms, messages, and cycle information can be received remotely in real-time via the Kitamura Arumatik-Mi® control. Machine status updates (running, idle, paused) can be generated for at-a-glance review of how the shop floor is performing, allowing for any errors or bottlenecks to be easily spotted and corrected. Period status events can be analyzed at specific intervals by customer specified metrics. A variable change email component of the Anywhere-Remote email status update feature allows the end user to specify variables that they want to monitor within their shop environment.
The Anywhere-Remote machine-monitoring software suite (basic) boosts production by collecting live, unbiased shop floor data, creating baseline metrics, and identifying process improvement opportunities. Status and reports for Kitamura machining centers with Arumatik-Mi control are made available 24/7 on large display monitors (in common work areas), desktop monitors, and all mobile devices from any web-enabled product anywhere in the world.
The Anywhere-Remote machine monitoring software suite (basic) includes configurable dashboard displays showing a variety of information in real time, providing visual manufacturing material to the shop floor, as well as manufacturing management, maintenance and quality departments. The machine-monitoring software suite is also offered customized to suit options tailored to specific customer requests.
“With traditional manufacturing models changing quickly, having the ability to gather real-time machine metrics and information is paramount in keeping the shop floor productive and organized,” said Ted Asano, the company’s vice president. “Having the ability to capture machine data through a variety of sources simplifies shop-floor processes and helps determine where improvements or additions can be made to expand the company’s business. Being able to offer the Anywhere-Remote software and monitoring suite solution across the Kitamura Mycenter Machining Center line-up makes decision-making easier for the end user.”
The Anywhere-Remote MTConnect Ready Adaptor (Basic) allows for machines to be readily and easily adapted to end users already running their own in-house machine monitoring software protocols.
Refresh Your Memory, Inc. has supplied communications solutions to the CNC machine shop industry since 1983. It specializes in knowledge and products that bridge the divide between IT infrastructure and manufacturing equipment. Proficiency in both sides of that chasm has allowed it to develop a successful product line consisting of part program transfer solutions (FactoryWiz DNC) and machine data collection (FactoryWiz Monitoring) that make up the FactoryWiz product family. Skilled technicians help end users navigate the integration of the disparate types of equipment found in most manufacturing facilities.
For more than 80 years, Kitamura machinery has created innovative machining centers that meet the strictest demands of manufacturers worldwide. By combining the best practices from decades of hands-on experience, extreme personal attention to detail and the latest technology advances, Kitamura Machinery has created a line of horizontal, vertical and 5-axis machining centers that provide customers with improved productivity through easy adaptability, reductions in defects, and accurate, reliable long-term performance.
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