Developers of Renishaw’s new Central manufacturing connectivity and data platform say the project is poised to transform the productivity, capability, and efficiency of manufacturing operations. The new data-driven manufacturing solution brings the power of connectivity to the machine shop floor, resulting in efficient, productive operations with optimized processes, reduced downtime, and minimized waste. Renishaw will demonstrate how Central delivers the factory of the future at the Quality Show, Oct. 24-26 in Rosemont, Ill., and at WESTEC, held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 7-9.
Renishaw Central collects metrology, status, and alarm data from connected devices across the shop floor. Devices include additive manufacturing (AM) systems, on-machine measurements systems, shop floor gauging, and co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs). With insight into the process performance of each workstation, manufacturers have a better understanding of where to take corrective measures. In unattended processes, the status of devices can be monitored remotely. If any errors occur, they are detected and displayed within the Central platform’s dashboards or other third-party applications.
“The platform operates on-premises, allows shop administrators to own their data, and ensures that process control is automated without depending on an internet connection,” said Brandon Golab, Machine Tool Product Manager at Renishaw Inc. “Connectivity, consistency, and control drives confidence and, in turn, the development of future factory concepts.”
The Quality Show is a three-day tradeshow dedicated to connecting quality manufacturing professionals with process improvement vendors.
Renishaw provides solutions for tool setting, broken tool detection, component set-up, in-cycle gauging and first-off component inspection, with automatic offset updates. Find out more about Renishaw’s latest industrial innovations at www.renishaw.com.