MTConnect Showcase

This application is the first virtual MTConnect Showcase app for the Android. View your Machine Tools and Controls on any of your Android devices. The MTConnect Showcase app will demo at the Emerging Technology Center at IMTS 2012. Great for Machine Operators, Maintenance Technicians, Engineers, Programmers, or Plant Managers.

List of top 15 start-up accelerators

List of top 15 start-up accelerators:
  1. Y Combinator of Mountain View, Calif.
  2. TechStars Boulder
  3. KickLabs of San Francisco
  4. i/o Ventures of San Francisco
  5. Excelerate Labs of Chicago
  6. AngelPad of San Francisco
  7. TechStars NYC 
  8. TechStars Boston 
  9. Launchpad LA  of Los Angeles
  10. 500 Startups of Mountain View, Calif.
  11. DreamIt Ventures of Philadelphia
  12. TechStars Seattle
  13. NYC SeedStart
  14. Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator of New York City
  15. The Brandery of Cincinnati

Profiles in Connectivity

A nice article with case study explaining benefits of real-time manufacturing data management and analytics for two small-medium manufacturing job shops.

Assessing the Degree of Analytical Competition

Daveport and Harris describe that there are 5 stages of analytical competition in their book “Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning”. The five stages are described in the following Figure and Table.

ShopViz : Manufacturing Anytime, Anywhere

ShopViz provides a window into the true performance of an organization’s manufacturing operation with information gathered directly from its equipment. ShopViz allows businesses to stay on top of their equipment performance by allowing them to quickly identify and prioritize their production issues. ShopViz allows companies to shift their workload from firefighting to growing and developing their business, relationships, and technology. ShopViz is an innovative web-based tool for small to medium-sized manufacturers providing 24/7 asset monitoring. It is available anywhere there is a browser, including a smartphone. Built on the MTConnect standard for machine tool communication, ShopViz is adaptable and can be customized to fit an organization’s data needs and treads lightly on its IT infrastructure.

Realize - at a glance - exactly which assets are running, which are not, and why. Get the information right now, from any location, at any time. Deal with facts obtained directly from the equipment and share factory
floor performance from the chip makers to the decision makers.

Invest in improving performance, not just collecting data. ShopViz is a “lean-enabler” to make fact-based decisions using machine-provided data. Identify performance losses and slowdowns during and between cycles. Make quick, accurate decisions to improve productivity.

Demonstrate the success of any improvement efforts. Quantify performance improvements for machines and your departments with historical reports and the real numbers behind them. Quote future work with the confidence of knowing current performance and future capacity.

Company View

Machine View

Timeline Report

Utilization Report

Company Dashboard

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