Autodie’s origin goes back to 1962 and is one of the largest makers of metal stamping dies in the United States. The company employs hundreds of skilled machinists, die makers, engineers and administrative staff in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Autodie is also a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) that has adopted the world class manufacturing production system with increased operational excellence processes in place.
What we did together?
We monitored and maintain data collection on a private cloud server to monitor the CNC equipment on the shop floor that are connected and monitored using dataZen Engineering Technology. We made it easy for them to get an aggregated view for utilization and operational efficiency. There are a lot of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies at play leveraging Oracle, MySQL, SQL Servers in tandem along with web services and business intelligence reporting to provide world class operational efficiency for them year after year to address their manufacturing excellence including capacity planning. Additionally, we used a Web relay (control by web) device to monitor and set-Up many Alarm Codes for Non –Operating, Checks for the consecutive non-operating time of the machine or non-operating time since last machine in-cycle to apply OEE – Overall Equipment Effectiveness processes.
MIRA PLUS™, Designed for shops with multiple CNC controls is a flexible, web-based solution that communicates with various machine tools through API. Simple, affordable machine tool monitoring for any API enabled device or MTConnect based devices.
✔ Tracks real-time and long term machine and operator data for one or multiple machines
✔ Allows selection and capture of non-operating reason codes from machine tool operators
✔ No expensive server platform needed
✔ Productivity improvement range expected > 10-30%
✔ Live and historical machining reports included
✔ Network discovery service that connects to multiple CNC controls at once
✔ Adjustable shift status settings for 8, 12 and 24 hrs
✔ Custom integrations into MES and ERP systems possible
✔ Customizations for Tool Life Monitoring, Wear Offsets, available
✔ Data export to Microsoft Excel
✔ Responsive design for iPad and iPhone use
✔ Private or Public cloud available as option