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<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

CREATORS WANTED | MFG DAY OCT 2021

Creators Wanted in Modern Manufacturing – Creators Wanted is the industry’s year-round effort to build the workforce of the future.  MFG Day is focused events to promote manufacturing to students, parents and educators for the first Friday in, and throughout, the month of October.

https://creatorswanted.org/mfgday/?utm_source=sfmc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=156679

#creatorswanted #manufacturing #MFGDAY #industry40

National Association of Manufacturers / NAM: https://www.nam.org

The Manufacturing Institute | Workforce development and education partner of the NAM: https://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org

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

 

See FreePoint & CIMx Software at the AME Show August 26 & 27

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show

See CIMx Software and FreePoint Technologies at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AME) Show this Thursday, August 26 and 27, 2021.

Thank you to the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) for hosting us in their new “Smart Technology Zone” area highlighting Industry 4.0 applications.

https://www.the-center.org/
https://www.advancedmanufacturingexpo.com/
https://www.cimx.com/

#Manufacturing #Industry40 #IoT #CNCMachineMonitoringSystem #ManufacturingExecutionSystem #MES

Microsoft Best Apps Conference – FreePoint is Delivering IIoT Results Now!

FreePoint Technologies is featured at this weeks Microsoft Best Apps Conference, taking place live Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 1:30 – 3:00pm EST.  Manufacturers will be participating virtually and listening to various industry leaders presenting on the Top 10 software / apps essential to help Canadian businesses achieve their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) goals in the current economic environment.

FreePoint Technologies Microsoft Best Apps Conference

FreePoint Technologies’ ShiftWorx software delivers IIoT results now!  Presentation by Paul Hogendoorn at Microsoft’s Best Apps Conference is at 2:15pm on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Paul Hogendoorn the founder of FreePoint will be presenting on how our SaaS solution affords manufacturers the means to connect their machines, to visualize and report data, and motivate their workforce to improve.

ShiftWorx - FreePoint Technologies Inc.

The barrier to entry has never been so low – ShiftWorx provides manufacturers of any size, with any number of machines regardless of age or type the ability to connect those assets in the cloud, improve productivity, understand data, and engage their people.

ShiftWorx manufacturing KPI dashboards provide visualized data in an easy-to-understand layout that empowers the user with integral knowledge needed to improve; including productivity data such as machine status (is the machine operating and adding-value, or not?), uptime and downtime tracking, quality and waste tracking, and more with powerful Business Intelligence (BI) reports accessible at the press of a button.

Ultimately, ShiftWorx connects every machine, and reports accordingly so that all involved are on the same page and equipped to always make informed decisions.  We live by the credo that one cannot improve what is not measured, and we have proven the information ShiftWorx provides is pivotal to achieve that goal.

As a leader in Industry 4.0 innovation, we have developed a machine connectivity and reporting solution any manufacturer can benefit from; and we have truly reduced the obstacles to entry with a software product that is not expensive, and not difficult to integrate or use – so we ask, what are you waiting for?  Contact us today to get started!

FreePoint Technologies CEO Paul Hogendoorn

Three Reasons for Manufacturing’s Resilience

FreePoint Technologies CEO Paul Hogendoorn

Paul Hogendoorn – FreePoint Founder

Earlier this month, FreePoint Founder and CRO, Paul Hogendoorn was featured in Manufacturing Automation Magazine for his article titled “Three Reasons for Manufacturing’s Resilience During the Pandemic”. Throughout his article, Paul explains that demand remains strong for the “higher value” products where North American manufacturers primarily focus, as consumers spend their discretionary income on “durables” instead “consumables” like entertainment, vacations, and services.

As value-adding activity has retuned to pre-COVID-19 levels, technology allows a lot of the administration and management to be done remotely. While COVID-19 has been tumultuous for life outside of the factory, for some, life in the factory has provided a period of near normalcy as PPE was already part of many jobs and breaks and interactions were largely structured.

Paul goes on to explain that manufacturing’s resilience can directly be attributed to the efforts of our great people – from operators, to management, to the c-suite. Our people are dedicated, dependable and deliver tangible results every day. Employees are buying what they are making and manufacturers are creating both the product and the market for the product.

As Paul says in the culmination of the article “The companies that have come through this stronger have done so by sharpening their focus on their value adding activities, getting more done in less time, and by unleashing the adaptive, dedicated and innovative potential of their people. ”

Get all the expert insights by reading the full article here.

FreePoint Technologies CEO Paul Hogendoorn

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.