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David writes regarding the importance of having data:
■ deliver a 10 to 50 percent average productivity increase;
■ create at least 20 percent profit improvement, based on an achievable 10 percent increase in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE);
■ achieve payback in less than 4 months with an internal rate of return greater than 300 percent; and
■ connect to any machine, old or new, using either native MTConnect or retrofitted hardware adapters.
Machine monitoring allows plant managers to cost-effectively iso- late productivity issues so everyone from the CEO to each individual machine operator can understand what must be done to maximize efficiency"
David writes regarding Mazak's use of our product:
"Mazak’s IT department started the efficiency drive by implementing the MTConnect protocol to accurately determine machine availability by using OEE as a standard measurement.
Brian Papke, Mazak’s CEO, personally drove the project to show the machine tool industry the importance of moving toward data- driven manufacturing.
Mazak chose the platform for its ability to collect data using MT- Connect adapters for newer machines and through its Universal Machine Interface circuit board for legacy machines. This advanced adapter board directly captures sig- nals from a legacy machine and translates it into MTConnect-standard code. This combination means every machine on the shop floor is MTConnect-compatible for a com- mon technology analysis platform."