M-Box is a Microsoft Azure-based IoT platform for SME manufacturers with limited budgets or human resources that aim to get started with IoT quickly and successfully, based on 2 pillars that can be combined or used independently:
Implementation of The Lean/Six Sigma’s Business Process improvement concept of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) requires reliable and unbiased data that M-Box provides.
CNC, EDM, Stamping, Punching, Bending etc.
Mechanical and hydraulic injection moulding machines
Manual and automatic welding stations
Assembly lines or stations
We used to spend more time on creating reports than we did on doing something actively constructive with them. Automatic reports take out the nuisance of creating the reports, add to that the fact that they are available when still actionable
The tools of analysis that we now have allow us to rank our business opportunities on profit potential, using the historical production data. We were able to focus on profitable productions only after implementing this tool.
We have been looking at apps that allow for more remote working, which is encouraged these days. Finding one that integrates machine data was a requirement, and this one proved a real find. Thanks, guys!
Installation was a walk I the park, did not take more than 30 minutes for each machine. The machine itself only had to be stopped for 10 minutes to install the sensor. Got the complete floor set up within a day.
Compared to other projects, this was a relief. Once we were set up the data came in. No in-depth procedures and the intuitive portal is so easy to use. Everyone loves it.
I love walking the factory floor, but realize it’s not optimal to feel the pulse of the factory by just doing that. The data I have now, really give me the insights that are valuable in our decision-making.