Fabricator Realizes Huge Cost Savings
Since you can’t improve what you don’t measure, when Impulse wanted to reduce downtime, they started with ShopFloorConnect. ShopFloorConnect measures uptime, downtime, reasons for downtime, as well as production counts, and displays the information in real time throughout the factory.
Impulse has over 35 machines connected to ShopFloorConnect including press brakes, welders, 2-D lasers, saws, tube lasers, a paint line, and punch presses.
In addition to the real-time “Visual Factory” displays, ShopFloorConnect automatically generates customized downtime and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) reports.
“After the initial installation, we saw an instantaneous 10% increase in productivity on our shop floor”, Reiser said, “That translated into a payback of less than 3 months.”