Manufacturing downtime tracking software
So you need some downtime tracking software? There’s plenty of options available on the market.
Between many incumbents like Amper and MachineMetrics, it’s hard to choose which machine monitoring system to go for. It’s probably a good idea to pick what’s right for you.
If you want to prioritise cost or speed, then that’s a fair requirement - but what you should be looking to do is prioritise return on investment.
You need to ask what the potential savings this downtime tracking software is going to provide. Let’s say you’re running 10 machines, each with an hourly rate of £80 per hour on an 8 hour shift. If you find a 1% saving on your cycle time every week that’s a £320 saving each week.
The best thing about continuous improvement, however, is that if you keep finding cost savings, which will happen when you track downtime, those cost savings will compound over time!
There are some pretty obvious features cnc tracking software should have. Real-time data collection is one, where you can be alerted if your machine is down.
Another feature you should be looking for is support for shift patterns. If you can’t compare between shifts, then you’re missing out on key information about your shop floor.
Which one should you choose?
If you want to start compounding your cost savings today, try out TrackMyMachines for £20/machine/month, you own your data and it’s installed in minutes.