Shibaura Machine, a leading global supplier of precision injection molding machines, machine tools and die casting machines, has launched machiNetCloud, an industrial IoT service providing manufacturers with secure, dependable, remote access to real-time machine data – anytime, from any location.
“Simply put, machiNetCloud puts real-time data of connected machines at the user’s fingertips,” said Michael Werner, IIoT Customer Success Manager of Shibaura’s Digital Services Division. “It allows users from any location to remotely access, analyze and monitor real-time data of machinery connected in an automation cell, quickly and accurately,” he added.
Using Remote Access, rather than waiting hours or days for a technician to arrive on site and diagnose problems that must be fixed, authorized users and third-party vendors can monitor machines remotely and access that data in a fraction of the time, enabling them to quickly respond with a technician or spare parts. Should a problem arise, machiNetCloud automatically alerts third-party technicians and internal users by email and SMS, helping reduce downtime and save on maintenance costs.
One of machiNetCloud’s key features is its intuitive customer portal, providing users with a suite of applications for reviewing key performance indicators showing the operating status of a factory, even in remote locations. “It’s one of the most dependable, secure methods available for manufacturers to measure and track data, helping them improve their facility’s overall equipment efficiency,” said Werner.
Another key feature of machiNetCloud is its ability to automatically capture, analyze and track machine downtime, providing managers with the data they need to better utilize continuous improvement resources in order to maximize OEE and plant productivity. In addition to downtime tracking, the system offers real-time condition monitoring, historical performance and production analytics, applications for managing quality, production recipes and energy, and more.
The new machiNetCloud is the first innovation from Shibaura’s new Digital Services Division, which is focused on providing manufacturers with digital solutions that can transform their operation.
Related Glossary Terms
- die casting
Casting process wherein molten metal is forced under high pressure into the cavity of a metal mold.