Plastikmedia - Intouch Increase Profit for OnePlastics Group
OnePlastics Group, one of the world’s fastest growing plastic manufacturing companies, implemented Intouch Monitoring 7 years ago on over 30 production machines in its manufacturing plant in Tamworth.
As a direct result it has “without question increased our profitability”, according to Dave Sheridan, Operations Manager at OnePlastics. One of their blue chip customers quoted: “The (Intouch) system gives you the point of difference compared to other suppliers.”
Dave Sheridan continued:
“At high level, Intouch has provided the information needed on OEE for us to make decisions on where Capex should be prioritised to increase ‘up time’ and quality of product. Intouch has provided us information on scrap, downtime and trends that has significantly contributed to our continuous improvement programs. We have reduced scrap by 1.4% across the sites by pin pointing the ‘actual’ scrap reasons and then working to resolve the cause of it. We use the scheduling Gantt Chart not only to schedule jobs but equally important plan equipment servicing. This along with the down time reporting, has helped us concentrate on problematic areas – be it equipment, labour shortage or down time related to running out of bought out materials.
“Uptime has improved across the site by 10%! The Gantt Chart helps the team prepare for the Next Change. We have improved changeover times in some cells by 30%.
“This is really important as we have over 170 changes across the site per week. All of this without question increased our profitability of the business. Intouch has helped us win new business.”
Read the original article here.
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Intouch success at Interplas as Suscom receive monitoring system for Romi IMM
Intouch Monitoring Systems, a leading supplier of real-time Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)/Industry 4.0 solutions for the manufacturing and assembly industry, exhibited at Interplas again this year with great results. The large amount of publicity and interest in Industry 4.0 drew in a large and continual flow of interested visitors to Intouch’s stand throughout the three-day show.
Intouch secured a high-profile UK customer at Interplas, with Suscom Industries, a supplier of office furniture became another key Intouch Monitoring Customer during Interplas 2017.
Tony Tartaglione, Director of Suscom Industries, said: “In our search for trusted and reliable Partners for our 24/7 business and through Romi’s introduction, Intouch Monitoring stood out as categorically offering the best MES solution for a very competitive price”
Suscom Industries, as part of their Industry 4.0 initiatives, are initially implementing Intouch’s real-time scheduling, production monitoring and reporting system on their full complement of Romi’s latest injection moulding machines and automation cells to further assist in improving control of their manufacturing process and to further improve plant and people productivity as their business continues to develop and grow.
Read the original BP&R article here.
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Andy Jewell has recently been appointed to complement the Intouch Monitoring sales and marketing team. For almost 30 years, Andy has been involved in promoting manufacturing software solutions and has wide-spread knowledge of implementing real-time Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)/Shop Floor Data Capture (SFDC) systems and now Industry 4.0 solutions.
“It’s exciting to join this specialist team and to be able to offer the Intouch Monitoring package due to its ease of use, ease of customisation, affordability, flexibility and most importantly its proven track record of significantly increasing customer OEE (sometimes by up to 30%) and greatly improving other critical KPIs. I am also impressed with the exceptional level of support and personal contact throughout the process that I know customers always value highly”
Intouch is a real-time scheduling, production monitoring, process monitoring, reporting and/or energy monitoring system. Connected directly to all shop-floor production equipment, Intouch enhances visibility and control across an entire manufacturing operation. Customers often report a ROI of only a few months.
Intouch was founded in 1997 and is now implemented in over 200 customer sites world-wide in the automotive, medical, packaging, consumer products, building products, oil/gas and food industries.
K2016 Exhibition 19-26 October in Dusseldorf, Germany
We are exhibiting at the Worlds' No 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber and will be in the UK Pavilion Hall 5, Stand A28. See you there!
Recent Article from Plastikcity
Northamptonshire based Intouch Monitoring installed a Production Monitoring system at injection moulding company LVS Small Plastic Parts.
Intouch is a real-time production monitoring, reporting and planning system. Connected to each machine, it provides access to live information wherever it is needed. Intouch utilises the latest Windows .net environment to provide flexible and easy to use solutions, tailored to individual needs.
LVS Managing Director Simon Anderson commented, “More than anything else, the Intouch system has given us full visibility, both in terms of the activity of our staff and the real time status for each job.
“In the case of the performance of our technical staff, we are seeing a better adherence to cycle time targets, reduced scrap levels and improved tool change times.
“With regard to knowing where we stand with our production status, because the system seamlessly combines both planning and monitoring together, we can instantly see if we are behind or ahead of schedule, and have time to make adjustments as necessary. The fact that all of our injection moulding machines, as well as downstream equipment such as printers and welders are tied into the system, makes tracking a particular job much easier.
“The real proof of the success of the installation can be seen in the measurable efficiency of our business. Our turnover has remained steady, but in just three months we have been able to drop from 18 to 15 shifts per week.”
Intouch are at the Plastics and Rubber Exhibition in Indonesia 18-20 November (Stand D-9315).
Intouch adalah pemasok sistem pemantauan industri bagi perusahaan manufaktur dalam industri plastik dan karet di seluruh dunia. Didirikan 15 tahun yang lalu, perusahaan berbasis di Inggris ini telah mencatat kesuksesan besar dengan semakin banyaknya perusahaan yang merasakan manfaat dari desain perangkat lunak Intouch yang inovatif dan mudah digunakan.
Intouch merupakan sistem pemantauan, pelaporan, dan perencanaan produksi real-time. Terhubung langsung ke semua mesin Anda membuat Intouch semakin meningkatkan visibilitas dan kendali dalam operasi manufaktur Anda.
Dirancang untuk Windows, sistem pemantauan produksi Intouch akan mengoptimalkan penggunaan mesin, meningkatkan efisiensi dan produktivitas, mengurangi waktu henti operasional, skrap, dan biaya yang mahal.
Which translates to:
Intouch is a supplier of production monitoring systems to manufacturing firms in the plastics and rubber industry across the world. Established 15 years ago, the UK based company has experienced great success with more and more firms benefiting from Intouch’s innovative and easy to use software design.
Intouch is a real-time production monitoring, reporting and planning system. Connected directly to all of your machines, Intouch greatly enhances visibility and control in your manufacturing operation.
Designed for Windows, the Intouch production monitoring system will optimize machine utilisation, improve efficiency and productivity, reduce down time, expensive scrap and costs.
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