A die caster in today’s market requires vigilance for continuous improvement, rigid standards for product quality and unending efforts to reduce operational costs to offset price pushbacks from the customers. Suppliers need real-time data as part of their Lean Manufacturing and Operations Excellence programs.

These programs require a constant flow of real-time data to the factory floor, to MRP/ERP, and to managers. Operational decisions made on real-time data will keep the company focused on product delivery and quality.

Real-Time Production Efficiency Monitoring by PlantStar

PlantStar gives managers the tools needed to maintain proper product flow to meet their customers’ delivery and quality requirements while controlling operational efficiency and cost. We provide:

  • Forward/Backward dynamic job and work order scheduling
  • Tool Change and material change scheduling
  • Manual and automatic scrap entry
  • Downtime alarms
  • OEE dashboard calculations
  • Labor Tracking and Forecasting
  • MRP/ERP integration
  • Downstream Operations monitoring of trim presses and machining
  • Process variable monitoring and alarming
  • Audible/text/email messaging for shop floor alerts
  • Visual displays
  • Easy-to-use operator touch screen
  • Display of setup instructions, part images, quality instructions, packing instructions and more
  • Real-time bar code labels
  • Central systems monitoring