Featured Product
This Week in Quality Digest Live
Operations Features
Gleb Tsipursky
Misunderstanding innovation in hybrid and remote work
Gorur N. Sridhar
Checking and rechecking isn’t always a bad thing
Lisa Apolinski
Adding what customers want
Adam Zewe
Understanding how machine-learning models behave to apply them more broadly
Tony Schmitz
US manufacturing is high-tech and needs skilled workers

More Features

Operations News
Developing hybrid digital twins with strategic insights and implementation consulting
Suppliers and customers pursue excellence at The Smart Factory@Wichita
A cybersecurity expert offers guidance
Equator system aids manufacturers of precision firearm parts
Datanomix chosen for its No Operator Input approach to production monitoring and out-of-the-box data automation
Safe trading practices to secure supply chain activities
VSL hosts special edition of show at new center in Rotterdam
Latest line touts comprehensive coverage, ease of use

More News

Quality Digest

Operations

Datanomix’s New Automated Downtime Insights

New capability delivers deeper productivity insights to help manufacturers meet labor challenges

Published: Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 11:00

(Datanomix: Nashua, NH) – Datanomix has announced a major new capability, Automated Downtime Insights, to further its mission to deliver the next generation of production monitoring and expand its lead as the industry’s only hands-free production monitoring platform.

The Datanomix platform is known for automating the collection and analysis of manufacturing data and delivering deep insights into production performance, both in real time and over time.

Designed for growth-oriented precision manufacturers, the Datanomix platform delivers manufacturing productivity with no operator input required, and without burdening the end user with cumbersome analysis or data crunching.

Many first-generation monitoring systems require operators to enter reason codes when a machine has gone down, an approach that has resulted in the broad failure of many monitoring projects. The combination of labor shortage challenges, operator apathy toward manual data entry, and the general lack of utility of downtime reason codes has caused widespread industry frustration.

Automated Downtime Insights is a significant new capability on Datanomix’s platform. Using advanced analytics techniques, Datanomix can automatically determine expected and unexpected downtime events and derive reasons for those downtime events during live production.

While the Datanomix platform has never required operator input or downtime reason codes to provide valuable insights, this functionality offers additional process improvement opportunities for companies that need to increase performance in the current labor-constrained and demand-heavy environment.

“Automated Downtime Insights is yet another significant feature that is the direct result of deep customer collaboration, an approach that has been core to our identity since Day One,” says Greg McHale, Datanomix co-founder and CTO. “Automatically determining expected vs. unexpected downtimes and annotating those with reasons that are derived from the machine data inside of the Datanomix platform is a major accomplishment for our team and provides a clear target for our customers on not just which processes to improve, but which steps in those processes provide the greatest opportunities for consistency and margin improvement.”

Simply visualized and annotated within the Datanomix platform, Automated Downtime Insights offers a clear picture in real-time and over time as to the sources of variance within critical processes. Existing Datanomix customers receive this capability via routine updates the company provides as part of its subscription service.

The Datanomix platform differs from first-generation production monitoring by offering a solution that focuses on the user experience with the following innovations:
• No operator input: Stop pulling operators away from machines for data entry; Data is pulled directly from machine controllers to deliver contextual insights automatically.
• Benchmarks, scores, and KPIs: Automated job performance data for every single part made on every machine, with no configuration, just insights based on derived benchmarks.
• Visualizes existing workflows: Production meetings, continuous improvement, margin opportunities, and more; This matches the way manufacturers work.
• Reports and dashboards: From Day One, standard reports and dashboards provide actual insights and direction, not raw data that still needs processing.
• Best-of-breed integrations: Working with top partners to provide solutions to real problems, not just simple data connections that may offer value.
• Elevate company communication: Consistent, accurate metrics provide a common data language for the entire team; That way, everyone is on the same page.
• Workforce training: Datanomix reports and trend charts show work cell improvement over time—telling the complete story

Visit Datanomix to explore blog posts, customer stories, news, videos, and more.

Discuss

About The Author

Quality Digest’s picture

Quality Digest

For 40 years Quality Digest has been the go-to source for all things quality. Our newsletter, Quality Digest, shares expert commentary and relevant industry resources to assist our readers in their quest for continuous improvement. Our website includes every column and article from the newsletter since May 2009 as well as back issues of Quality Digest magazine to August 1995. We are committed to promoting a view wherein quality is not a niche, but an integral part of every phase of manufacturing and services.