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Remote Honing Analytics with MTConnect-Compliant Machines



Sunnen offers MTConnect-compliant smart honing machines capable of communicating process analytics to other Industry 4.0 devices and the Industrial IoT. The new capability makes manufacturing activity and system conditions transparent, enabling rapid implementation of operational and maintenance excellence.

5ME's Freedom Gateway device is integrated with the machines' industrial controls and provides a secure gateway to an Ethernet network for local sharing of machine data and visualization of manufacturing metrics. It includes multiple Ethernet ports, VGA/HDMI ports, built-in Wi-Fi, digital and analog I/O and an expansion slot for fieldbus cards.

"We can now provide customers a means to monitor honing machine utilization and process efficiency remotely. Manufacturing visualization will be particularly important where honing is an integral step in sequential production of high volume products, such as fuel injectors, hydraulic valves and cylinder liners," said Mike Nikrant, Software Engineer at Sunnen. "Users can monitor production count by part number, alarms, reasons for stoppages - the possibilities are endless. Each user on a network can configure a custom dashboard with drag/drop dashlets to create a single view based on job function such as maintenance, production, cell supervision, etc. For example, the Machine Status dashlet displays the current state of a machine or machine group based on AMT span time categories, while the Events List dashlet displays the number of occurrences, duration and percentage in total time values.

"Apart from real-time monitoring, historical data can be analyzed to identify inefficiencies and root causes to facilitate mistake-proofed processes, improved utilization, condition-based maintenance and reduced MRO inventories. This system is also scalable for use with 5ME's Freedom eLOG enterprise software either locally or in the cloud."

For more information contact:

Sunnen Products Company

7910 Manchester Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63143

800-325-3670 / 314-781-2100

sales@sunnen.com

www.sunnen.com

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