Refresh Your Memory Inc. announceda 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 and 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 preset variables. Machine production alarms, messages and cycle information can be received in real-time, remotely 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 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 wish 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 enables product anywhere in the world. NEWS
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 Anywhere-Remote machine monitoring software suite is also offered in a customized to suit option 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.
Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
- direct numerical control ( DNC)
direct numerical control ( DNC)
Method of transferring CNC code from the CAD/CAM system to the machine tool.
- machining center
CNC machine tool capable of drilling, reaming, tapping, milling and boring. Normally comes with an automatic toolchanger. See automatic toolchanger.
On a rotating tool, the portion of the tool body that joins the lands. Web is thicker at the shank end, relative to the point end, providing maximum torsional strength.