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March 13, 2018

Hard part turning is done with Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN). Ceramics are less popular, and can be used for workpiece materials between 50-60 HRc. The turning is done dry, without coolant.

March 6, 2018

CNC – Industry 4.0, predictive maintenance, preventive maintenance

Industry 4.0 can dramatically improve profitability by improving the efficiency of maintenance systems, reducing machine downtime and cutting cost of spares.

Reducing downtime for breakdowns
Here’s what h...

March 1, 2018

CNC – Industry 4.0 implementation, rapidly, first-time-right

There are essentially two components in an Industry 4.0 system:
1. A machine monitoring system that collects data electronically from the machine, and stores it in a database (picture 1).
2. Software that auto...

February 22, 2018

CNC – What is 5S ?

5S is a method of organizing the workplace to improve efficiency, and is a foundation of TPM. The term comes from the 5 Japanese words seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke. In English, these words are translated as Sort, Straighten, Shine, Sta...

February 15, 2018

CNC – Why it is unwise to cook up Availability in OEE

A lot of firms consider some downtimes as part of the process, and NOT as downtimes. E.g., part unloading / loading, inspection, setup change. This flies against the logic of the use of OEE. It artificially inflates...

February 8, 2018

CNC – What is LEAN ?

Lean manufacturing or lean production, shortened to Lean, is the systematic elimination of waste (‘Muda’) within a manufacturing system.

Lean manufacturing is derived from the Toyota Production System. Lean is centered on reducing anything...

February 1, 2018

CNC – Does Industry 4.0 include manual machines ?

Industry 4.0 involves these:
1. Capture of data from a machine using a sensor
2. Transfer of the data through internet (IOT) to software on the Cloud.
3. Analysis of the data, followed by controlling of machines or repor...

January 25, 2018

CNC – Is Industry 4.0 only for large firms ?

Industry 4.0 is primarily data collection, analysis, and action/reporting, all done automatically. At the lowest end of the cost and complexity spectrum is monitoring of production and productivity.

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January 18, 2018

CNC – Does ‘Conforms to Industry 4.0’ have any meaning ?

No. The term is meaningless. There is no yardstick that you can use to say ‘This system conforms to Industry 4.0’.

Industry 4.0 is merely a term used to denote a kind of automation characterized by the capture, tra...

January 11, 2018

Once you have a basic machine monitoring system in place in the factory, you can do a variety of things  inside and outside the factory with the data that is collected automatically. Here are some examples of Industry 4.0 use cases outside the factory. See this po...

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