Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, recently announced the release of Production Manager, an optional module for its ProNest advanced CAD/CAM nesting software.
This web-based module is designed to improve productivity, maximise machine uptime, boost on-time delivery, and increase material utilisation.
Production Manager seamlessly integrates with Hypertherm’s EDGE Connect CNC, to automatically capture machine data without the need for operator intervention. In addition, it displays real-time production data so team members across an organisation can track the status of job orders, the production schedule, and pending inventory requirements.
Additional features include:
- Dashboard view. The intuitive dashboard view provides production stats and trends in one view. Color-coded status alerts help users quickly understand the on-screen information while an interactive display allows users to drill down for additional insight.
- Real-time information. Real-time machine data from the CNC is transferred to Production Manager. This enables users to track job progress from pending, to in-production, to actual completion time making it easier to respond to customer inquiries and forecast the production schedule.
- Flexible intervention. Cancel or hold orders to add or remove parts based on last-minute changes. Users can view machine backlogs and ensure loads are evenly distributed across cutting machines in a way that optimises the production schedule.
- Remote access. Makes it easy for users to access Production Manager via a computer, mobile phone, or tablet anytime and anywhere users have a secured network or VPN connection.
“Production Manager takes the guess work out of an organisation’s daily operation by connecting everyone to the same information, in real-time to drive business cohesion and continuity,” said Tom Stillwell, product Marketing manager for Hypertherm software products. “Production Manager is also a great example of how Hypertherm hardware and software products work together to provide customers with new levels of automation and efficiency, something that is increasingly important as companies move toward a more digital shop floor. Production Manager further extends ProNest’s reach across organisations by interfacing with all aspects of the cutting operation including sales, customer service, procurement, and management.”
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