Modern Machine Shop

NOV 2018

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SHOP TALK MMS NOVEMBER 2018 58 Industry News best products and ser vices available. Partnering with MachineMetrics will allow us to not only continue to help our customers learn about themselves but will transform our ability to help them improve their machine tool utilization and production capacity," says Ben Alexander, busi- ness manager for online ser vices at Seco Tools. Seco plans to use the MachineMetrics Indus- trial Internet of Things platform and its manu- facturing analytics applications as a cornerstone in its expansion into new technology ser vices. With data provided by MachineMetrics, Seco can apply its experience and engineering capabilities to the continuous improvement of its customers by helping them make data- driven decisions to improve their efficiency and bottom line. "This partnership offers an exciting opportu- nity for both MachineMetrics and Seco Tools to demonstrate the value of data-driven manufac- turing and analytics to Seco Tools users around the world," says Bill Bither, CEO of Machine- Metrics, "Together, we can uncover indus- try-first insights into machine tool and tooling optimization that will enhance the availabil- ity and reliability of machines for customers." "MachineMetrics has provided us valuable insight into our own Custom Products facil- ity in Troy, Michigan, allowing us to reduce our lead time while improving on-time delivery and quality. Now, by partnering with MachineMetrics, we see the opportunity to do the same for our customers," says Rob Keenan, president of Seco Tools North Amer- ica, "By analyzing data output from machine tools, we can deploy our technical experts to work closely with our customers to iden- tify bottlenecks and other issues that lead to extended machine downtime." | MachineMetrics 413-341-5747 | Seco Tools LLC 248-528-5200

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