M-Powered is a portfolio of easy-to-use observational, analytical and support services that gives you a competitive advantage through insight. Leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) technology, M-Powered provides unique intelligence on your current operations and future needs, sharpens manufacturing quality and productivity, and optimizes uptime.
M-Powered takes our entire suite of services delivered by our ServTek aftermarket brand to the next level of customer performance. M-Powered connects parts, service, rebuilds, retrofit and preventative maintenance service to our customers’ machines to provide a unified, stronger offering: optimized uptime. ServTek delivers performance. Now, with M-Powered, ServTek provides competitive advantage.
The M-Powered Advantage
- Improve quality
- Reduce downtimes
- Manage operations proactively
- Increase machine availability
- React quickly to problems
- Secure + private
- Data archiving + compliance
- Audit trails + reporting
- Path to predictive
The first step to improving your OEE is measuring and tracking it. More importantly, the value must be dependable and consistent to help drive action. Using real time machine data, OEE can be calculated and at your fingertips, anytime and anywhere. The M-Powered Connect portal gives you access to key intelligence in real-time from anywhere with your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Actively monitoring plastics machinery is critical to its optimal output and longevity. However, technical problems can still happen. M-Powered speeds up and simplifies repairs anywhere in the world. Bring an experienced Milacron technician to your aide instantly to diagnose untimely issues and reduce time spent waiting for on-site support.
Data and Alerts
The most critical step to driving OEE, is to put your machine data to work for you. Use historical processing information to understand performance degradation and put actions in place to prevent the occurrences from happening. With the Data and Alerts module your personnel will be more informed at all skilled levels of your operations.
M-Powered boosts productivity with the Downtime Tracking module. Downtime Tracking allows you to view all machine stops, analyze their specific causes, establish their frequency, correct the problem and measure the efficiency of your intervention. Data is provided in an easy-to-use format, allowing you chose what to focus on to increase your availability. Utilize the Downtime Tracking module to understand what issues are causing the greatest disruptions and reducing your OEE.
The M-Powered iMFLUX Module is the cutting edge technology of adaptive processing control. Backed by years of processing exploration, the M-Powered iMFLUX Module will not only help to improve part quality but also decrease the energy required to produce it. As part of the M-Powered suite of tools, the iMFLUX Module and molding technology will allow for a number of real-time adjustments to mold and materials changes. These real-time adjutsments coupled with the other M-Powered analytical tools are designed to assist in improving OEE through adaptive process control. With iMFLUX, variations in process are a thing of the past. iMFLUX combines advance data collection with intentional solutions so that your assets are as effective as possible and further assisting your team in maximizing productivity. Using iMFLUX, molders can increase productivity by up to 50% on existing injection molding machines. The process is ideal for most molding applications, but is especially advantageous for wide specification materials, recycled materials, and can help a biomaterial work for many more applications. This will continue to be an increasing sustainability focus for molders and brand owners.
Increases quality by analyzing manual and online test results to determine quality trends. If test results trend out of control, Quality Management proactively alerts operators in real time to take corrective actions before waste is made.
The first step is to understanding exactly how your machines are performing is to baseline them against a standard machine and provide meaningful health statistics. With the Fingerprint module you will be able to “fingerprint” and track machine performance for your machine, a fleet of machines or even compare your machine’s performance against a world class profile.
Using real time run information, the Maintenance Module can drive your preventative maintenance programs and avoid costly stocking programs and under/over maintaining the equipment.