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Virtual machine monitoring technology delivers high grinding efficiencies

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Data analytics are key to improving processes

According to Mathew, there has also been lots of discussion about the value of data to companies. Data analytics are the key to improving business processes, he explains, and Anca's software suite has been designed to give customers as much intelligence as possible on their machines' performance with a simple-to-use interface. "Gone are the days where customers rely on manual records of machine performance with software that provides factual reports and analytics to enable informed decisions.”

According to Anca, the machine analytics provided by the Management Suite give companies the ability to produce highly accurate reports on machine usage, allowing them to identify waste and increase equipment efficiency.


Furthermore, the Management Suite dashboard is said to provide users with the flexibility to monitor the production of their machines in and out of the office – all they need is to be connected to their server via the internet. It can be viewed by multiple people in the company, thereby creating a connected team that can work together remotely and on site to maximise its operational efficiencies.

Software saves companies time

“The new software means that our customers can decide where their time will be best spent; meeting with clients or even having lunch out of the office in the knowledge that their machines are operating at a premium," Mathew says.

The Management Suite comprises three products, Tool Management, Wheel Management and Redax. Tool Management maintains revision control of users' grinding programs, allowing them to easily revert to older versions. You can also visually identify program changes using the file difference tool.

The Wheel Management product is a central inventory for wheels and wheel packs. It provides a platform to easily share wheel packs and qualification data between machines. It also has a handy search function so that operators can easily find what they are looking for. Another key feature of the Wheel Management product is the differentiation between simulator-qualified wheels, which prevents the usage of actual wheels on machines to avoid collisions and damages to machine and wheel packs.

The Redax product is a remote data analytics real-time monitoring solution for machines. Its open-platform, communication-unified architecture is part of Redax and runs on machines to monitor and broadcast machine data. From this, the client can consolidate the findings on a web page that is displayed in a real-time web browser.