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To optimize your production line, knowledge is power. You need to know where you stand and how to achieve greater efficiency. The in-depth analysis of the Seco Manufacturing Evaluation includes onsite observations and detailed reporting backed by eight decades of global metal-cutting expertise. We review your manufacturing environment and systems as well as your machining process to see how you use your shop’s resources and show you where you can expand your performance.
Are you underestimating the combined impact of tool costs, along with machine utilization, part quality and timely delivery? The Seco Tool Deterioration Analysis compares your tool usage to industry norms that shows you how to save money, increase productivity and reduce waste, including downtime, scrap and rework. Our report helps you see what tool wear patterns reveal about your process and how you can boost process stability for better production.
Even the best tools require skill and knowledge to produce optimal results. Your valued workforce becomes even more valuable when you provide enrichment and education to promote greater productivity and versatility. The Seco Technical Education Program (STEP) provides modular technical training through focused classes that replace guesswork with certainty. Help your staff gain greater knowledge of everything from manufacturing basics to the newest production techniques, all the way up to intensive Masterclass sessions on comprehensive operational and machining excellence.
When you look to increase your shop’s productivity and precision, include CAM programming on the list of production factors you examine. Use the right software to create efficient programs, and you can cut cycle times by up to 75%. That’s more than a good reason to partner with Seco for high-tech Engineering Services. We help you reduce waste, boost your machine utilization – and make better parts.
You can’t cure downtime or increase utilization unless you understand what’s happening on your shop floor. Seco Machine Monitoring harnesses the convenient connectivity of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud-based monitoring to give you second-by-second real-time intelligence about machine and job performance. Diagnose manufacturing bottlenecks, track production performance and machine status, and manage every aspect of shop-floor operations from maintenance scheduling to process improvements.
Do your tools restrict your productivity? If you don’t have the right ones to do a job, you face costly delays – and if your toolroom is like most shops’, you’re using 20% of your tools to cut 80% of your jobs. Seco Inventory Management solutions use the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to provide access control, track use, place automatic reorders and secure your stock. Make tool access as easy as using a vending machine – and never run out of stock again.
Do you still rely on routing slips or handwritten labels to identify your tools and shop floor equipment? If your operators can’t find essential product data quickly and accurately, your production suffers – and if your inventory isn’t accurate, it isn’t useful. Throughout your shop, your ability to collaborate relies on accurate communication based on comprehensive data about every aspect of your operations. Seco Tool Identification uses RFID tags and readers to track detailed asset history, location data and more, and provides an open system that incorporates any, equipment regardless of manufacturer. No more misplaced or improperly labeled tools, fruitless searches for misplaced inserts and costly “just-in-case” tool orders that stay on the shelf. Make any piece of equipment smart so you can track what it can do and what it needs – and stay ahead of every aspect of your business.
Explore how we’ve helped other shops – large and small, from diverse industries – so they can understand their strengths, minimize weaknesses and expand their ability to foresee and meet manufacturing challenges.
Make Seco your one-stop destination for in-depth information about cutting tools, processes, strategies and the decisions that can make your jobs – and your shop – an even greater success.