CIMCO MDC-Max highlights manufacturing problem within 24 hours of installation.

CIMCO Machine Data Collection (MDC) system was recently installed at a customer site that had tooling cost issues. The Production director had only recently taken over the management of the shop floor and felt that the tooling costs were too high.

CIMCO MDC-Max was installed and completed before the night shift arrived. The next morning the production director checked the monitoring data collected from the machines and immediately had his answer.

The night shift cycle times for 4 machines were 30% less than during the day and the same machines were stopped for over an hour at the end of the shift. The operators had turned up the feedrates so they could take a break at the end of their shift. But the increased feedrates resulted in poor tool tip life and increased

tooling costs. The customer now has reduced tooling costs while still achieving the same production schedules and says that the system will pay for itself in a matter of months .


In today's complex and competitive global markets, it is more than ever before imperative to maximize effective use of manufacturing equipment.

CIMCO MDC-Max provides powerful machine data collection and analysis capabilities to make this task easier, including overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and total effective equipment productivity (TEEP). With over 100 available report templates you can easily display your data to enable you to explore down to the appropriate level to see exactly what is happening with your production schedules.

# Cycle Time per Part (min, max and average)

# Number of parts per shift / operator

# Number of scrapped parts

# Machine downtime

# Scheduled Maintenance

# Unscheduled maintenance

# Setup Time per part

# Operator effectiveness

# /Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

# Realtime Machine Display

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