Operational downtime is a significant issue facing manufacturers. When machinery involved runs without condition-based monitoring, essentially it is operating until a failure occurs. HIROTEC sought to eliminate a trend of reactive maintenance.
"A lack of data was never an issue for us,” “As one of the largest automotive manufacturing suppliers in the world, we collect volumes of datasets on a daily basis. The problem we were faced with was transitioning from a data-heavy organization to a data-smart organization. We realized that in order to bolster profits from untapped machine-generated information, we needed to look towards modern solutions that automated the process and enabled timely, data-driven decisions."
"When first embarking on our IoT journey, HIROTEC’s core objective was to remain flexible in our ability to connect things,” “The offerings and expertise by PTC have enabled us to stay true to our goal by effortlessly adapting to our business processes and developing the right IoT strategy for our teams. The IoT Gateway’s ability to seamlessly put data into ThingWorx to generate real-time insight into operations fuels our sprint framework and allows us to stay nimble in our decision making."
"In just six short weeks, we’ve gained more visibility into our operations than ever before, reinforcing our investment and belief in the power of the IoT,” “With data-centric knowledge generated from ThingWorx and KEPServerEX, we can now make smarter and timelier decisions that not only impact our CNC shop, but also help us identify how we can operate more efficiently and profitably across all of our facilities."