Most machine shops don’t have a full picture of what is happening on the shop floor. Solution Family has a turn-key system that can be used to track machine energy consumption, part production, machine utilization and OEE.
The Solution Family provides a complete set of products that combine to target the Hardware, Engineering and Management levels of your production process. A Quick Start Platform serves as the turn-key hardware solution that enables modern and legacy machine integration with simple clip on sensors. Solution Builder® is designed for your engineers to discover, investigate and extend your production improvements. Solution Manager serves as a single, at a glance, management system for your entire production process.
The Solution Family builds upon the MTConnect® standard for Machine Tool Communications. The Solution Family distributes the information throughout the Quick Start Platforms connected to your machines eliminating the need for expensive servers and infrastructure. Low cost delivery of solutions serves as the primary design goal. Legacy and modern machines are enabled with a “No machine left behind” approach. The Solution Family enables production monitoring through Power Monitoring on Quick Start Platforms or connecting to either MTConnect® Agents or OPC machine tool interfaces. New and existing machines are integrated in minutes through simple wizards. Turn–key solutions allow for automatic characterization of machines and parts enabling you to become operational in minutes.
The Solution Family seemlessly provides a solution for both small and large shop operations without compromise in features or increase in complexity. The Solution Family brings and entirely new approach to Production Management and Improvement through an innovative use of technology while overcoming traditional contraints that have prevented the machine tool industry from monitoring and improving their production processes.
Nat Frampton, Solution Family’s Creator, in an interview with IMTS TV, discusses the state of MTConnect® and our participation in the MC2 Conference.