Modern Machine Shop

NOV 2017

Modern Machine Shop is focused on all aspects of metalworking technology - Providing the new product technologies; process solutions; supplier listings; business management; networking; and event information that companies need to be competitive.

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88 MMS November 2017 FEATURE Perspectives on Machine Monitoring A panel discussion at the recent Top Shops Conference focused on various points of view regarding the value of connecting machine tools to a net- work for monitoring performance and recording results. Because machine monitoring helps a shop make better decisions about manufacturing processes, it is a good example of data-driven manufacturing in action. BY M A R K A LB E RT Wireless connections to mobile devices bring data to decision makers for remote viewing. What is important is a prompt response to conditions that need adjustment or correction. Shown here is MachineMetrics' operator view on a MacBook.

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