Watch Tony Gunn of MTDCNC interview Craig and Nick at ARCH Seabrook and learn how Datanomix is optimizing and accelerating their operations.
ARCH Medical, one of 11 business units in the ARCH Medical Group, is a long-running customer for Datanomix. Craig Michaud, director of engineering at ARCH Seabrook, has been working with machine monitoring solutions for a number of years, and he ran up against the limits of his first-gen monitoring solutions.
Four years ago—before Datanomix existed—Craig settled on a machine monitoring system that could monitor uptime and downtime, but operators needed to enter reason codes into a tablet to provide context. The solution had customized reporting that required Craig’s team to do the majority of the work to analyze the data, and not all of the data was interesting or even useful! ARCH was unhappy with the system but had nowhere else to turn as they had already checked out all of the monitoring players (or so they thought).
But after demoing Datanomix in 2020, it was clear the Automated Intelligence PlatformTM was different. They made the switch in early 2021, and the team couldn’t be happier. Craig and team love how easy it is to get the data from the Datanomix platform, and the Coffee Cup Report lets them know exactly what happened the day before, saving at least an hour a day while starting the day off right. And ARCH quotes have gotten 10 – 15% more accurate for the machines where Datanomix is installed.
In this video, watch Tony Gunn of MTDCNC interview Craig about how Datanomix is optimizing and accelerating operations at ARCH Medical.
Want to hear more? Nick Martin, manufacturing engineer and prototype machinist at ARCH Medical, shares his candid thoughts on the pitfalls of first-gen production monitoring. Very quickly into using the first-gen monitoring system, Nick realized how much manual data entry was needed to provide even a little bit of production insight. So Nick did what made the most sense for his job—he gave up on it (even if his boss doesn’t know that). It just took too much time, which was in short supply for Nick.
When Datanomix was installed on a few machines for the evaluation, Nick and the ARCH Medical team had data—useful data—that same day, and they are rolling Datanomix out on more machines on a regular cadence. According to Nick, “Datanomix more or less saved the day.”
Check out the interview with Nick to hear how Datanomix is making a difference at ARCH Medical.
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