<5 Days to Digital Transformation and Employee Engagement

In less than 5 days, your factory can be digitally transformed with a manufacturing execution system that connects machines and business systems in addition to empowering workers and managers with the real-time actionable data they demand.

 

Presenter:
Lisa Bailey, CRO, FreePoint Technologies

Presenter Biography:
As FreePoint’s Director of Sales, Marketing & Customer Care, Lisa settles for nothing less than the success of her customers. With a passion for manufacturing, she supports and empowers the operators and managers in manufacturing facilities to derive value from their processes by bringing visibility to business-changing data.

Presented at CMTS 2021 – SME ZONE Smart Hub – October 4, 2021 – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb-QtYLgyuI

FreePoint Technologies’ ShiftWorx™ software enables manufacturers in the collection, monitoring, and visualization of machine data. Factory machines of any age, type or brand can be cloud-connected, putting vital analytics in the hands of management and plant floor workers resulting in improved productivity, quality, and reduced waste; all-the-while empowering your workforce to continuously improve!

  • RAPID DEPLOYMENT – Installed in Less Than 5 days
  • INCREASE PRODUCTION CAPACITY – Eliminate Inefficiencies
  • MONITOR MANUAL PROCESSES – Including Cutting, Welding, Assembly or Packaging
  • CONTINUALLY IMPROVE OPERATIONS!


“When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported back, the rate of improvement accelerates.”
~Pearson’s Law

 

#IIoT #Industry40 #SmartManufacturing #MachineMonitoring #ManufacturingExecutionSystem #ManufacturingOperationsManagement

4.5 Stars! FreePoint’s Latest Product Reviews – How Do Customers Rate ShiftWorx™?

How Do Customers Rate ShiftWorx™? Read FreePoint’s Latest Product Reviews at Capterra:

https://www.capterra.com/p/188388/ShiftWorx/reviews/

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In the pursuit of manufacturing excellence, FreePoint strives to over-deliver with shop floor solutions that drive value for organizations of any size. We enable manufacturers with visualized data in real-time that empowers action to decrease production downtime, while engaging your workforce to continually improve.

The result, increased productivity, reduced waste, improved quality, and an over-all more efficient and profitable “Smart Factory”.

Book a demo today to learn more!

#Capterra #SmartManufacturing #MachineMonitoring #MESsystem #IIoT #Industry40

We’re Rocking it at CMTS 2021!

 

Hey Everyone! FreePoint is Rocking it at the CMTS Show! If you’re in the area stop by our booth 2428; we’d love to talk and share knowledge about our amazing manufacturing productivity improvement, and employee engagement solution!

#CMTS #SmartManufacturing Industry40 #IOT

Attending CMTS this Year?

Join us at CMTS, the Industry’s leading manufacturing trade show to learn what’s new from FreePoint, and how we’re focused on solving the problems of manufacturers with cutting edge advancements in IIoT.

See experts face-to-face and learn more about Industry leading solutions like FreePoint’s ShiftWorx. Watch a live demo of ShiftWorx at our booth #2428.

FreePoint Presentation:
“<5 Days to Digital Transformation
and Employee Engagement”


Presented By: Lisa Bailey
Date: Monday, October 4th
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Smart Theatre – SME ZONE

Lisa will be discussing how in less than 5 days your factory can be digitally transformed with a manufacturing execution system that connects machines and business systems in addition to empowering workers and managers with the real-time actionable data they demand.

Plant managers and supervisors are often left guessing as to what is happening on the shop floor in real-time. Lisa will discuss how smart manufacturing can increase productivity, employee retention, profitability and more through real-time visual monitoring and empirical data collection!

Visit FreePoint’s VIRTUAL EXHIBIT to see the presentation live: https://virtual.cmts.ca/en/hall#

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

#Manufacturing #CMTS #CanadianManufacturingTechnologyShow #IoT #Industry40 #CNCMachineMonitoringSystem #ManufacturingExecutionSystem #SmartManufacturing #ManufacturingAutomation

The First Step to Improve the Status Quo

“What is the first step to improve your shop floor productivity? Has the status quo of your manufacturing operations management stagnated? If you are not sure of that first step, or perhaps have already taken many steps but failed, read on as we highlight a proven and cost-effective solution that affords manufacturers of any size the means to KNOW exactly what changes will increase productivity.”

Read the full article on page 17 of this months publication of CTMA ‘View’ magazine: http://flip.matrixgroupinc.net/ctmt/2021/fall/#page=17

Canadian Tooling and Machining Association
https://www.ctma.com/

#manufacturing #manufacturingnews #iot #iotconnectivity #industry40 #manufacturingexecutionsystem #manufacturingautomation

 

MES System Basics Video: Operator Workstation View Setup

In this video we demonstrate how easy it is to build an operator view in ShiftWorx that captures data in real time and makes machine data accessible to your ERP. A screen with many machines and KPI’s is great for managers looking to see the whole factory at a glance. Learn more about ShiftWorx and book your free demo today: https://getfreepoint.com/products/shiftworx-plus/

#Manufacturing #Industry40 #IIoT #ManufacturingExecutionSystem #MachineMonitoringSystem

FreePoint Connect Unlocks New Connection Options (Kepware, OPC-UA)

We have taken another huge leap forward with our release of FreePoint Connect, which fundamentally cloud-connects machines of any age, type or brand; although, it now opens up even greater flexibility via Kepware and direct machine controller connections. Machine connection is step one, and with FreePoint Connect it is easily managed in a web browser using ShiftWorx Plus MES software!

Option One – Connecting Through Kepware
Kepware is an industry leading industrial connectivity platform that can aggregate data from your machine controllers and PLC’s and send that data to FreePoint Connect.

Option Two – Connecting Directly Through the Machine Controller or PLC
FreePoint Connect allows your machine to directly communicate with ShiftWorx through OPC-UA. This machine-to-machine communication protocol removes the need for additional hardware to connect.

Option Three – Connecting Through our FreePoint Remote Module
Our “Black Boxes” will continue to provide non-invasive, secure, and reliable connections to any type, age or brand of machine independent of machine PLC’s.

 

How FreePoint Connect Works Graphic (Click to Expand)

Contact Us today to learn more and see a demo.

Driving Production Performance With Machine Monitoring and Real Time Data

FreePoint ShiftWorx™ brings Industry 4.0 benefits to manufacturing equipment regardless of age or function. FreePoint’s industrial IoT system connects to any age or type of machine or equipment, gathering valuable data and providing immediate visibility to everyone, engaging employees to use “human intelligence” to improve operations in real time. Manufacturers gain immediate and lasting benefits through increased operational efficiency and capacity throughput, improved employee performance and job satisfaction, and deferred capital expenditures on new equipment.

machine monitoring reporting dashboard

Machine Monitoring Reporting ShiftWorx Plus

FreePoint’s patented algorithm determines when a machine is doing value added work and presents real time information to the people who can make an immediate difference at all levels of the organization. This real time visibility provides a 360-degree view of your plant and allows you to:

 

  • View correlations between job, operator, scrap & machine activity
  • See the average run time of jobs on a specific machine
  • Determine yields on your part
  • View the amount of times you run a specific work order per year
  • Easily identify bottlenecks
  • Significantly reduce unscheduled downtime
  • Proactively manage machines
  • Benchmark against your current state
  • Increase the accuracy of their estimates
  • And more!

Take your data to the next level by integrating your machine data with your Business Central or Dynamics and Microsoft Power BI. If you are a manufacturer looking for simple and quick way to connect both new and legacy machines to visualize machine utilization, engage machine operators, and drive production performance with real time data, then we need to talk. FreePoint will help you set your data benchmark, understand the context of your data, improve accountability, make better decisions on the plant floor, and drive meaningful improvement. When fully implemented our customers can increase production performance by up to 50%!

 

FreePoint Returns to Microsoft’s Vox ISM Event

FreePoint is excited and honored to be taking part in another online Best Manufacturing Apps Conference (BMAC). Hosted by Microsoft Canada partner, VOX ISM. BMAC is the one-stop experience that brings together Canadian manufacturers, industry experts, and Microsoft’s top APPs, helping to keep them on the forefront of manufacturing’s digital transformation. Microsoft & VOX ISM have assembled the top 10 Manufacturing Apps in one place. All products are industry leaders & certified by Microsoft.  ShiftWorx PlusThis iteration of the conference will be an online experience with sessions and virtual vendor booths. FreePoint’s Director of Sales and Partnerships, Alan MacKinnon will be demonstrating How to Drive Efficiency, Meaningful Insight, and Financial Performance Through Integrating Real Time Machine Data and Business Systems, in addition to displaying our non-invasive machine monitoring software and hardware solutions.

According to Vox ISM, there are 4 reasons you should be attending the 2020 BMAC conference:

  1. You are looking for new ideas, trends and applications to help support your growing manufacturing company
  2. Your business has changed since COVID, but your ERP system hasn’t. You now need mobile access, better security, better reporting, and a system that can keep up with continuous improvements
  3. You are looking to invest in automation to reduce costs and labor in Finance, Manufacturing, Quality or Supply Chain departments
  4. You want to learn how to get funding and grants to accelerate the adoption of new technology

If you would like to attend this years conference, you can register here.

 

Ontario’s Automotive Modernization Program: Why You Should Care

Ontario’s automotive sector has always played a crucial role in the Canadian economy. With over 100,000 auto-related jobs across the province, investing in the sustainability and advancement of the auto industry is vitally important – which is why we are excited about Ontario’s next round of applications for the  Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) open until October 7th, 2020.

Aimed at helping Manufacturers adopt new technologies quickly, the new program provides eligible manufacturers with a grant up to $100,000 to support purchases and projects that fall under one or both of these two categories:

  • Technology Adoption
  • Lean Manufacturing

This program has made emerging technologies significantly more attainable for manufacturers considering a digital transformation. You can now reap the benefits of Industry 4.0 for a fraction of the cost by implementing any of our advanced manufacturing solutions. Whether you are looking to use machine monitoring, downtime tracking, or a customizable API – you could be eligible for a grant up to $100,000 . With our state-of-the-art data visualization software and extensive suite of machine monitoring solutions, you can begin your digital transformation while maintaining eligibility for government funding.

What gets measured gets improved”. Our IIoT solutions help you measure everything you need to measure to improve, including establishing an empirical baseline for where you are today. Our visualization tools will drive productivity improvements right away, and our reporting tools will help you identify the things that need to be done to get even better. If you have been considering a FreePoint system in your plant, there has never been a better time, so reach out to us today!

 

Check out the following links for additional information:

www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-automotive-modernization-program#section-2

APMA – Applications open for the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP)

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/vic-fedeli-announces-10-million-automotive-sector-modernization-program-1.5277165

www.ontario.ca/page/driving-prosperity-future-ontarios-automotive-sector