Production monitoring is a popular manufacturing method that can provide several solutions for optimizing your production process. It works by addressing issues faster through preemptive improvements using data analysis. You can use production monitoring to save time and money and to make continuous improvements to your manufacturing process.
If your production floor isn’t as efficient as it could be, keep reading to find out more about production monitoring can help, as well as what VersaCall can to do to get you started.
What Is Production Monitoring?
Production monitoring involves recording the performance of a production line in real time. This process works by collecting data at different areas of the production line, displaying relevant data in real-time dashboards and sending reports to employees and their managers. The data can then be analyzed and used to make improvements to productivity and efficiency on the production line. The product monitoring system provides valuable insights and analytics that can be stored for future use.
A manufacturing communication system, such as VersaCall’s Advanced Andon systems, can be implemented in a modular way to monitor different points in the production line. Some of the elements include communication features at workstations to call for support, real-time dashboards, and analytics tools.
The system combines input modules, control units, and output modules to maintain communication between different ends of the system at all times. It ensures you receive the right data from both automatic machines and manual work stations.
There are many types of data that can be collected, including targets, production time, and rejection rates, all of which help you set and achieve goals for continuous improvement.
How Production Monitoring Benefits Manufacturing Companies
Companies who implement a production monitoring system will first benefit from the fact that it’s easy to install and start using. With a modular system, you can install it wherever it’s needed and benefit from easy-to-use interfaces. Simple installation also means low up-front costs for the systems.
The compatibility of a production monitoring system is another advantage. It can be used with different types of production line computers, as well as up-to-date computer operating systems. The system can be used with wireless networks to easily integrate it with your existing IT infrastructure.
Production monitoring systems also add the benefit of quicker, more efficient communication. The system can send email alerts if there is a problem with a machine at any point in the production line. This means that the issue can be addressed as soon as possible, and production is not disrupted for longer than necessary. Through data analysis, current downtime-causing issues can be solved and future ones prevented.
Keeping technology up-to-date can be a difficult process for any business, but fortunately, once your production monitoring system is installed, it’s simple to keep it updated. As other parts of your production line are upgraded, the production monitoring system can be upgraded along with it by the manufacturing system company to keep it compatible.
How VersaCall Can Help
If you’re interested in how a production monitoring system can benefit your unique business, VersaCall can help. Implementing one of VersaCall’s production monitoring systems on your company’s production floor will empower your business and reduce production downtime. We provide unique implementation solutions to ensure our systems work at maximum efficiency according to the design of your production floor.
VersaCall’s systems also allow your business to visualize, measure, and time your production processes to make better improvement decisions and push productivity. You can also save hundreds of thousands per year, reduce downtime by 10-12%, and increase output by up to 12% by using our systems.
Get in touch with us today to find out more about how our systems can help your business succeed.