Getting Started with Machine Monitoring
BY MARK ALBERT, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
April 1, 2016 - Modern Machine Shop
Customer Richards Industries' successful entry into machine monitoring reveals important points about what to do and what to expect.
Looking back, the biggest surprise has been finding that the “real numbers” on shop productivity and machine utilization were not as high as managers thought. “We figured that our machines were cutting metal about 50 percent or so over two shifts. It was more like 40 percent when monitoring first started. It is now higher than 55 percent and climbing.
Bill Metz, VP of Operations