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5ME’s Dashboards Provide Customizable Machine Tool Performance Data

Freedom eLOG monitoring allows users to see department-relevant data on a single screen

Published: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:25

(5ME: Cincinnati, OH) -- 5ME’s new dashboards feature allows users to create a one-screen view of machine tool performance data pertinent to their job functions. The program builds on the data-capturing capability of the company’s Freedom eLOG software suite and combines multiple graphics, called dashlets, into a single view based on job function such as maintenance, production, and cell supervision.

Available dashlets include Banner, Summary View, Machine Status, Events List, Alerts Top 25, Events Top 25, Custom Column Chart, Embedded Page, Custom Stacked Bar, Custom State, and Custom Data. Each can be set up for a single machine, cell, or a mix of machines on the shop floor.

The fully customizable software allows users to create their dashboard size and design, establish the machine scope, and determine the data criteria and refresh rate. Each dashboard can be saved by a unique name for ongoing monitoring, and dashboards can be edited, deleted, or printed out for long-term record keeping.

The Banner dashlet creates areas of customizable text on the dashboard for report titles or descriptions. Summary View is an enhanced view of the eLOG Daily View report that includes a configurable set of data elements to be rendered over time. The Machine Status dashlet displays the current state of a machine or machine grouping based on the current Association for Manufacturing Technology(AMT) span-time category, while the Events List dashlet displays details on number of occurrences, duration, and percentage in regard to total time values. The Alert Top 25 and Events Top 25 show the top-occurring alert or event instances for a machine or machine list over a selected time period. Users can host an external web page on their dashboards via the Embedded Page dashlet, providing access to business systems or links to external reports.

5ME’s Freedom eLOG software suite automatically extracts critical manufacturing data to produce web-based reports and analytics on asset utilization, availability, performance, quality, and OEE. It is brand-, asset-, and process agnostic and is MTConnect-compliant. The software integrates seamlessly with ERP, MES, maintenance, and quality business systems, and can be accessed anytime via smartphone or tablet device.

5ME provides asset monitoring and manufacturing efficiency software, cryogenic machining systems for any brand machine tool, application engineering, and tooling and coolant solutions. For more information about 5ME, contact Pete Tecos at (586) 202–3285 or email pete.tecos@5ME.com.


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5ME brings a proven suite of capabilities to industry, solely focused on increasing customers’ manufacturing efficiency as a means of building profitable, competitive, and sustainable businesses. 5ME provides asset monitoring and manufacturing efficiency software, cryogenic machining systems for any brand machine tool, plus application engineering, as well as tooling and coolant solutions. 5ME services and products are brand agnostic, allowing solutions to be applied to all types of machinery and manufacturing systems.