On a tablet or TV screen, the operator sees a timeline for each program running. Like with GPS, it’s clear where to go next.
A machinist instinctively goes to the first machine that stops, but this is not always optimal.
OPS continuously calculates in real-time what should happen in the production to maximize CNC machine uptime.
Knowing the future, the algorithms find the optimal sequence of events and guide the machinist on the shop floor to the next machine that requires manual intervention (setup, tool change, check insert, etc.)
OPS uses algorithms to calculate the optimal sequence of actions for the machinist. It adapts to delays, reworks and to the start of new programs. A machinist using OPS can better plan his breaks or other jobs during Lights-Out operations.
Being proactive, the machinist always knows which decisions will increase CNC uptime.
“I don’t want the machinist to leave one machine for another, what if something goes wrong? The whole part is scrapped…”
With OPS, the machinist sees the spindle load for all running CNC machines. He can safely walk away from lights-out operations to manage other CNC machines, while keeping an eye on all the spindle loads.
In the case of an unplanned stop during a lights-out operation, the machinist is alerted immediately so he can take action ASAP and not lose productivity.
With a record of completed programs, CNC programmers can spot downtime and find ways to reduce planned stops (M0).
CNC programs evolve over time based on machinist experience and feedback. Real-time insight helps speed up this process. Programmers can ask the machinist why he skipped a planned stop or why there’s a delay. Unnecessary planned stops can be removed to increase CNC machine availability.
CNC data is encrypted and streamed to JITbase in the cloud where is it kept safe.
JITbase is accessible over the internet at any time. This means you can display your data on a shop-floor TV screen, a computer or tablet at home.
The JITbase system optimally organizes production and human resources for a quick ROI.