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,...
Why We Partner with Banner Engineering for Hardware

Why We Partner with Banner Engineering for Hardware

At SensrTrx, we help manufacturers get visibility into their plants. We do this with our own proprietary software and by partnering with Banner Engineering for the hardware. When SensrTrx was first created, we thought about developing the hardware, too, but quickly...
SensrTrx is Celebrating 5 Years!

SensrTrx is Celebrating 5 Years!

Happy 5th Birthday, SensrTrx! Today is a day for celebration. If you guessed that’s it’s SensrTrx’s 5th birthday, you’re right! SensrTrx has officially been in business for 5 years, and what a ride it has been. Join me as I take you on a...
The Problem With Scheduling And What To Do About It

The Problem With Scheduling And What To Do About It

In manufacturing, you have to have a schedule to figure out what to make and when all with the goal of delivering on time to your customers. It’s nothing new to the manufacturing world, but how a production schedule is created and distributed could be vastly...
Good Software Is Not Just About the Software

Good Software Is Not Just About the Software

The idea behind the Manufacturing Software Sucks webinar originally originated from a blog post about how complex and confusing manufacturing software is. The amazing marketing team at Fiix Software saw the post and wanted to build on the idea. Of course, I loved the...