An Acclaimed Architectural Mill and Casework Manufacturer Chooses SensrTrx
One SensrTrx customer has a mix of woodworking machines on their shop floor, used in creating renowned architectural mill and casework. Their company culture and market audience put a premium on sustainability, quality, and safety.
A better way to calculate OEE takes the human element into account. SensrTrx collects data from machines and people.
Their Visibility Challenge
This type of wood manufacturing has a heavy man-power requirement, since operators are hand loading wood to be cut, planed, sanded, and finished by machines all day.
Efforts to increase capacity and throughput have to start with their employees. This meant downtimes and cycle times needed to take the operator’s actions into context.
Sensrtrx was evaluated in a side-by-side comparison with another vendor’s solution.
Our Connected Solution
Our customer liked that SensrTrx gathered data directly from their machine’s PLCs then augmented that data with operator input. With SensrTrx they developed a reliable metric based on how their operators actually used the machines.
Shortstops and operator data can be input manually giving management a bird’s eye view of what it really takes to make a quality product on the mill floor, developing a clearer picture of their production process, cycle times and performance.
Those numbers are steadily improving, showing exactly what their people can do when they have the right data.
That’s the power of plant floor visibility.