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• Make business decisions.
• Make technical decisions.
• Improve workflow.
• Improve material handling systems.
As opposed to years past, when a simple part inquiry often
set off a flurry of phone calls and paper shuffling, “with these
modern systems, you just type in the part number or the order
number, and then you see what data was collected for this part,”
Hahn says. “You see it was nested by John Doe on Wednesday.
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Look closely and you’ll see
there really is a difference!
eSAb's Data Leap package connects a shop’s erP system
with current production data that it monitor sand store in
a shop’s own secure, private data cloud.
On Thursday morning it was cut. It was cleaned
“If you want to make a decision, you need
three hours later, and then it was shipped.”
That data extends beyond order fulfillment
into machine maintenance and productivity
some data to base it on. You can look inside the
database and see, ‘OK, we had a breakdown
here, some problems there.’ That’s data.
“Or, you can ask the shop floor manager,
‘OK, what is your workload?’ Maybe you have
one machine that can do some more, balance the
workload better. You need data for this.”
TYING EVERYTHING TOGETHER
As with any revolutionary technology, it’s
actually been a series of evolutionary steps
that have moved manufacturing toward the
fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0.
In a nutshell, Industry 4.0 is a concerted effort
by businesses, industries and even countries
to connect manufacturers and their industrial
processes in a self-responsive system through the
One industry-wide effort that pushed the
connectivity of manufacturing forward was
MTConnect, first introduced as a concept at