Improving CNC Shop Efficiency and Productivity
This article is a short read about improving CNC shop efficiency and productivity using 2 state of the art manufacturing softwares.
In a world where engineering science and technology rapidly grow and new products and services are being introduced within short periods of time, CNC part manufacturing needs to be not only efficient but also agile. With industry 4.0 and agile manufacturing, machine shops will be moving more and more towards a high mix low volumes production.
With high mix low volume production shop managers face the challenges of machine utilisation, shop capacity, production planning, management of cutting tools (tools selection, inventory, vendors and ordering), changeover times, cycle times, setup times and non-value add activities.
Here are some tools/platforms that come to our aid
MES (Manufacturing Execution System) Software enabling you to monitor machine efficiency/operating states in real-time, see true production capacity/output, do process and machine grouping, do production planning based on available resources and shop constraints, do paperless production and revision control production documents/data set, track trace process data used to manufacture components and assemblies and energy usage management.
Tool Data Management Software enabling you to manage tool items, assemblies and tool lists in a digital library with optional interfaces to CAM systems, tool matrixes, tool presetters and CNC controls. You can manage the entire life cycle of cutting tools from tool and vendor selection to cutter path generation, tool measurement, ordering and disposal. save 20% on tool costs and lower tool-related machine downtimes by 90%.
TEKNOVA is the official sales and aftersales agent of TDM Systems GmbH and FORCAM GmbH and we can find the right tool management and OEE modules that best suit your operations requirements in order to reduce costs and increase utilisation and profitability.
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