What is Process Data and How Do You Use it?

What is Process Data and How Do You Use it?

What is Process Data? Process data is things like temperature, vibration, speed, current draw, flow rates, basically anything that can be pulled from a machine to tell how it’s running. Process data can be collected and compiled into manufacturing software,...
The Broken Promise of Smart Manufacturing

The Broken Promise of Smart Manufacturing

What is Smart Manufacturing? Smart manufacturing is one of those nebulous terms with many different meanings. At the end of the day, what people seem to talk about is the ability to automate everything. Eliminate human interaction, use a system that knows and can...
Why You Need a Manufacturing App to Run Your Factory

Why You Need a Manufacturing App to Run Your Factory

If you have a smartphone, you likely use apps to get directions, play games, engage on social media, check your email, even using a manufacturing app to understand how a factory is performing, the list goes on and on. In fact, “an average mobile app user in the...
Common Misconceptions About Job Shop Software

Common Misconceptions About Job Shop Software

The hard part of job shops is that everything is different, every single day. A job shop can be medium to low volume, but medium to high mix, creating an environment of constant change. Some job shops do run production where they produce thousands of the same things,...