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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

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

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

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

Zooming Into Charts in ShiftWorx

Today we have a ShiftWorx quick tip that is simple, but not everyone knows.

When looking to isolate data, zoom in, and dive deeper into your ShiftWorx reports, you are able to left click and drag to zoom on your charts and reports. This can help shape a further level of understanding and clarity in your reports.

Here is a quick example.

We are committed to driving operational excellence through your shop and have released some truly revolutionary ShiftWorx enhancements and new modules over the past few months to drive continuous improvement including:

Reach out to us today to schedule a demonstration of any of this new functionality.

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.

MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION | Industry Watch: The Critical Value of Purposeful Work in Manufacturing

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“…the first lesson is that work has inherent human purpose, far more than just a means to earn a living. There is a tactile and palpable sense of satisfaction that comes from completing tasks that have tangible and visible results, which most people have an inherent need for – especially people who are drawn to manufacturing careers.” ~Paul Hogendoorn, Founder, FreePoint Technologies

See Paul Hogendoorn’s full article in this month’s MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION Industry Watch:

https://www.automationmag.com/the-critical-value-of-purposeful-work-in-manufacturing/

MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION | Industry Watch: Does Data Lie?

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“Does data lie?  Data is useful for many things, and data-driven decisions are valuable. But context and intent are key.” ~Paul Hogendoorn, Founder, FreePoint Technologies

See Paul Hogendoorn’s full article in this month’s MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION Industry Watch:

https://www.automationmag.com/industry-watch-does-data-lie/

MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION | Industry Watch: Technology Adoption Has to Start at the Top

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“…manufacturing CEOs are usually well intended when adopting Industry 4.0 technologies, but they are not comfortable with the whole technology conversation.” ~Paul Hogendoorn, Founder, FreePoint Technologies

Read Paul Hogendoorn’s full article in this month’s MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION Industry Watch:

https://www.automationmag.com/technology-adoption-has-to-start-at-the-top/

FreePoint at the 2019 Microsoft VOX ISM Event