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WEBINAR: Interview with Toyota Production System (TPS) Experts

WEBINAR: Interview with Toyota Production System (TPS) Experts

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Why Employee Engagement Matters in Manufacturing

Why Employee Engagement Matters in Manufacturing

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The term employee engagement might sound like just one more inaccessible management consultant’s buzzword, but in actuality, the importance of...
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Digital Andon System Functionality at a Fraction of the Cost of a Traditional System

Digital Andon System Functionality at a Fraction of the Cost of a Traditional System

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Digital Andon enables operators to send electronic messages to immediately address shop floor issues involving machines or processes, e.g. breakdowns, quality and safety issues, etc., from a button or touchscreen.
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Digital Transformation Questions Answered – Webinar Videos Now Available

Digital Transformation Questions Answered – Webinar Videos Now Available

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See a webinar preview and access the full-length feature video: "The 5 Biggest Questions Asked by Manufacturers About Machine Monitoring MES Software." Gain insight on the 5 biggest questions asked by manufacturers when looking to use a machine monitoring MES software. Whether you operate a small machine shop or a large, multi-location factory, you will benefit from the in-depth manufacturing knowledge Paul Welch will share, FreePoint’s Professional Services Manager with over 10 years of experience in implementing and supporting Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solutions.
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Webinar: The 5 Biggest Questions Asked by Manufacturers When Looking to Use a Machine Monitoring MES Software

Webinar: The 5 Biggest Questions Asked by Manufacturers When Looking to Use a Machine Monitoring MES Software

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Join us on Wednesday, March 8th to gain insight on the 5 biggest questions asked by manufacturers when looking to use a machine monitoring MES software. We'll be discussing and answering the top 5 questions with the demo of ShiftWorx MES software using real-time smart factory data. Whether you operate a small machine shop or a large, multi-location factory, you will benefit from the in-depth manufacturing knowledge Paul Welch will share, FreePoint’s Professional Services Manager with over 10 years of experience in implementing and supporting Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solutions.
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Top 5 Ways Manufacturers Should Be Using Their Data

Top 5 Ways Manufacturers Should Be Using Their Data

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What are the top 5 ways manufacturers should be using their data? If you're already collecting data in your organization, great! However, if you're collecting data and dropping it into a repository where it’s never seen again, what’s the point? Read more to learn how manufacturers "should be" using their data, and see FreePoint Technologies' Top 5!
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Go Paperless with Digital Scheduling

Go Paperless with Digital Scheduling

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You know you're losing money on your shopfloor with every scheduling inefficiency that goes unaccounted; including the time lost, and errors caused when you continue to use traditional production scheduling methods like paper-based or spreadsheet-based scheduling. You know that spreadsheet or paper-based job schedules are difficult to manage, maintain, distribute, and access, so why continue this practice when digital solutions are now cost-effective?
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Digital Work Instructions for the Wiring Harness Industry

Digital Work Instructions for the Wiring Harness Industry

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One of the most basic and cost-effective methods to impact shopfloor operations with increased efficiency is to improve the communication of vital information, i.e. the delivery of info on-time, without errors, and with traceability inherent to guarantee accountability. . The digital transformation for most small to medium sized manufacturers begins first with cloud-connecting your processes, machinery or equipment with ShiftWorx™ MES's patented IIoT connectivity solution.
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Continuous Improvement Tools for the Digital Age

Continuous Improvement Tools for the Digital Age

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It all starts with getting your shopfloor assets cloud-connected; featuring patented data extraction and visualization technology, ShiftWorx™ MES impacts continuous improvement actions instantly with smarter decisions, faster! Book a demo today.
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Go Paperless with ShiftWorx™ MES Digital Work Instructions

Go Paperless with ShiftWorx™ MES Digital Work Instructions

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Integrate ShiftWorx™ MES Digital Work Instructions solution and benefit with the error-free delivery of information for any application. Whether it’s...
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WEBINAR – November 15, 2022

WEBINAR – November 15, 2022

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FABTECH – November 8-10, 2022

FABTECH – November 8-10, 2022

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North America’s Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing Event - FABTECH returns to the Georgia World Congress Center, November...
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The Top 10 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

The Top 10 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

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Lean Manufacturing is a concept developed during the 1990s, and at the time it was referred to as the Toyota...
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Scheduling Jobs is Now Easier with ShiftWorx™ MES

Scheduling Jobs is Now Easier with ShiftWorx™ MES

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Save Time and Money with ShiftWorx™ MES Digital Production Scheduling! Commonly used spreadsheets or paper-based job schedules are difficult to...
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Meet the FreePoint Team at FABTECH 2022!

Meet the FreePoint Team at FABTECH 2022!

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Another FABTECH is upon us, and we're excited to be back in person to meet our valued customers and to...
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Getting Started with IIoT Has Never Been Easier!

Getting Started with IIoT Has Never Been Easier!

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A common misconception we hear about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 is that these technologies are...
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Machine Monitoring and Employee Engagement: How ShiftWorx™ MES Connects the Two

Machine Monitoring and Employee Engagement: How ShiftWorx™ MES Connects the Two

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There is very little doubt that machine monitoring software appeals to forward-thinking plant managers, shop supervisors and CEOs for its...
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Top 3 Questions Asked About Manufacturing Monitoring

Top 3 Questions Asked About Manufacturing Monitoring

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Manufacturing monitoring, what are the most frequently asked questions?  Over-time FreePoint has observed the top 3 questions about this topic...
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How Machine Monitoring Works – 6 Steps to Increase Productivity 50%+

How Machine Monitoring Works – 6 Steps to Increase Productivity 50%+

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Machine Monitoring is the Process of Connecting Your Machine to the Internet to Collect and Interpret Data. But have you...
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Top 4 Reasons You Need Custom Dashboards

Top 4 Reasons You Need Custom Dashboards

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Cut through the noise by drilling down to the metrics that matter most to your shop, and to your people...
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CASE STUDY | Machine Shop Increases Productivity By 69% In One Year

CASE STUDY | Machine Shop Increases Productivity By 69% In One Year

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Learn How FreePoint's ShiftWorx™ MES Successfully Helped a Machine Shop Save $325/day by Increasing Productivity 69% in One Year! The...
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See FreePoint and CIMx at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo

See FreePoint and CIMx at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo

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Attend the Advanced Manufacturing Expo 2022 Tradeshow in Grand Rapids MI, at the DeVos Place August 11-12, 2022. See FreePoint...
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FreePoint Joins BC FOOD & BEVERAGE

FreePoint Joins BC FOOD & BEVERAGE

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FreePoint has the right ingredients for Food & Beverage Manufacturers to GROW, and we're proud to bring the ShiftWorx™ MES...
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See Us at the Furniture Manufacturing Expo with TexTempo

See Us at the Furniture Manufacturing Expo with TexTempo

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FURNITURE MANUFACTURING EXPO 2022 Bringing Together Suppliers and Manufacturers of Home Furnishings. Meet the TexTempo and FreePoint Team this Wednesday,...
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6 Ways Machine Monitoring Saves You Money

6 Ways Machine Monitoring Saves You Money

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In every manufacturing process there are two elements; value added, and non-value added. Both cost time and money, but only...
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LEADING FOR SUCCESS: Empowering the Right People to Build Your Business

LEADING FOR SUCCESS: Empowering the Right People to Build Your Business

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. More Manufacturing Industry Insight from Paul Hogendoorn, FreePoint Technologies Founder: "..I’m continuing the top 10 tips gleaned from successful...
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4 Ways to Increase Production Capacity

4 Ways to Increase Production Capacity

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For many manufacturers, increasing efficiency and production capacity is the primary focus. However, where the challenge really lies is in...
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Machine Cloud-Connection – How Does it Work?

Machine Cloud-Connection – How Does it Work?

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. FreePoint Connect provides the various means to get your machines or processes operation data connected to the cloud. New...
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PRESS RELEASE | FreePoint Announces the Appointment of Two New Board Members

PRESS RELEASE | FreePoint Announces the Appointment of Two New Board Members

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FreePoint Technologies Inc. June 9, 2022 FreePoint Announces the Appointment of Two New Board Members London,...
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The 3 Key Benefits of Machine Monitoring

The 3 Key Benefits of Machine Monitoring

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. Today we highlight the 3 Key Benefits of Machine Monitoring.  Step 1 though is getting the machines cloud-connected, at...
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LEADING FOR SUCCESS: MORE Tips to Help You Make Your Company Great

LEADING FOR SUCCESS: MORE Tips to Help You Make Your Company Great

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. More Manufacturing Industry Insight from Paul Hogendoorn, FreePoint Technologies Founder: "..I’m continuing the series of sharing tips I’ve learned...
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LEADING FOR SUCCESS: Tips to Help You Make Your Company Great

LEADING FOR SUCCESS: Tips to Help You Make Your Company Great

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. Manufacturing Industry Insight from Paul Hogendoorn, FreePoint Technologies Founder: "..I’m continuing the series of sharing tips I’ve learned from...
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WEBINAR: Microsoft VOX ISM Best Apps Conference

WEBINAR: Microsoft VOX ISM Best Apps Conference

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Learn more about FreePoint's ShiftWorx™ at the Microsoft VOX ISM "BEST APPS CONFERENCE" - Featuring apps for Manufacturing Digital Transformation....
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Top 10 Reasons it’s Great to Work in Manufacturing!

Top 10 Reasons it’s Great to Work in Manufacturing!

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Manufacturing is a great place to work. It’s an industry that satisfies those who enjoy “doing”, and it’s one of...
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The Most Common Problems Manufacturers Face Transitioning to Industry 4.0

The Most Common Problems Manufacturers Face Transitioning to Industry 4.0

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. We highlight the tools and knowledge manufacturers need to be successful in their transition to Industry 4.0 and the...
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VIDEO: Solving Problems Manufacturers Face Today with Visualized Data and Empowered People

VIDEO: Solving Problems Manufacturers Face Today with Visualized Data and Empowered People

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https://youtu.be/Vu0g_fwOkrU Lisa Bailey, FreePoint Technologies' CRO, discusses the key problems manufacturers face today in their transition to Industry 4.0 and...
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Co-op students: A key to plant managers’ success

Co-op students: A key to plant managers’ success

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As I continue to share the Top 10 Tips I gleaned from industry leading manufacturers over my 40 year career,...
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VIDEO: Empowering People in Manufacturing with Visualized Data

VIDEO: Empowering People in Manufacturing with Visualized Data

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https://youtu.be/lUABy-AvoSI Paul Hogendoorn, Founder of FreePoint Technologies delves into ShiftWorx™ MES with a presentation and software demo that provides insight...
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GetApp Recognizes ShiftWorx™ as a SaaS Category Leader

GetApp Recognizes ShiftWorx™ as a SaaS Category Leader

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. FreePoint's ShiftWorx™ has been recognized by GetApp (Gartner) as a SaaS Category Leader in 2022. ShiftWorx™ is now scoring...
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CNC Machine Monitoring Software Market Growth Rate Analysis: FreePoint Technologies Inc.

CNC Machine Monitoring Software Market Growth Rate Analysis: FreePoint Technologies Inc.

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The CNC Machine Monitoring Software Market research overview provides explanations of closely categorized observations obtained from a variety of sources....
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FreePoint Welcomes its New Leadership Team

FreePoint Welcomes its New Leadership Team

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LONDON, ON., Jan. 18, 2022 – FreePoint Technologies Inc. (“FreePoint”) a leading manufacturing software developer today announced the appointment of...
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VIDEO: What is ANDON?

VIDEO: What is ANDON?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKz2Yb27-yY WHY Are the Japanese Companies (especially TOYOTA) Able to Consistently Produce Better Quality Cars? What is it That They...
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PRESS RELEASE: ShiftWorx™ for the Graphic Arts Industry

PRESS RELEASE: ShiftWorx™ for the Graphic Arts Industry

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PRESS RELEASE: ShiftWorx™ for the Graphic Arts Industry. FreePoint’s Partner #Motionalysis Uses ShiftWorx™ to Digitally Transform the Graphic Arts Industry...
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LEADING FOR SUCCESS: Best Practices Learned Over a 40-year Career

LEADING FOR SUCCESS: Best Practices Learned Over a 40-year Career

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MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION Featured Article by Paul Hogendoorn . “'Training' is one thing, 'teaching' is another, but what you and your...
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Ontario Automotive Modernization Program Launched

Ontario Automotive Modernization Program Launched

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Your Manufacturing Business Could Get up to $150,000 to Help Cover up to 50% of Eligible Project Costs! Grant Now...
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VIDEO: Experience ShiftWorx™ | Solution Overview and Demo

VIDEO: Experience ShiftWorx™ | Solution Overview and Demo

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https://youtu.be/ajlaf8MviWs We Know You Can't Improve What You Don't Measure, Which ShiftWorx Does Affordably with a Less Than 6 Months...
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VIDEO: <5 Days to Digital Transformation and Employee Engagement

VIDEO: <5 Days to Digital Transformation and Employee Engagement

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb-QtYLgyuI In less than 5 days, your factory can be digitally transformed with a manufacturing execution system that connects machines...
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4.5 Stars! FreePoint’s Latest Product Reviews – How Do Customers Rate ShiftWorx™?

4.5 Stars! FreePoint’s Latest Product Reviews – How Do Customers Rate ShiftWorx™?

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How Do Customers Rate ShiftWorx™? Read FreePoint's Latest Product Reviews: https://shiftworxmes.com/freepoint-resources/reviews/ . In the pursuit of manufacturing excellence, FreePoint strives...
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We’re Rocking it at CMTS 2021!

We’re Rocking it at CMTS 2021!

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Hey Everyone! FreePoint is Rocking it at the CMTS Show! If you're in the area stop by our booth 2428;...
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CREATORS WANTED | MFG DAY OCT 2021

CREATORS WANTED | MFG DAY OCT 2021

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Creators Wanted in Modern Manufacturing - Creators Wanted is the industry’s year-round effort to build the workforce of the future. ...
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Attending CMTS this Year?

Attending CMTS this Year?

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Join us at CMTS, the Industry’s leading manufacturing trade show to learn what's new from FreePoint, and how we're focused...
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The First Step to Improve the Status Quo

The First Step to Improve the Status Quo

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"What is the first step to improve your shop floor productivity? Has the status quo of your manufacturing operations management...
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See FreePoint & CIMx Software at the AME Show August 26 & 27

See FreePoint & CIMx Software at the AME Show August 26 & 27

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See CIMx Software and FreePoint Technologies at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AME) Show this Thursday, August 26 and 27, 2021....
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VIDEO: MES System Basics Video: Operator Workstation View Setup

VIDEO: MES System Basics Video: Operator Workstation View Setup

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8VE27GDcNk&t=11s In this video we demonstrate how easy it is to build an operator view in ShiftWorx that captures data...
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MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION | Industry Watch: The Importance of Finishing Well

MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION | Industry Watch: The Importance of Finishing Well

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"...it often takes a whole career to learn how to finish well. We get so much more practice starting than...
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Microsoft Best Apps Conference – FreePoint is Delivering IIoT Results Now!

Microsoft Best Apps Conference – FreePoint is Delivering IIoT Results Now!

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FreePoint Technologies is featured at this weeks Microsoft Best Apps Conference, taking place live Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 1:30...
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MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION | Industry Watch: Three Key Words for Economic Recovery

MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION | Industry Watch: Three Key Words for Economic Recovery

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“Rank may designate you as the leader, but being able to find a way is actually what makes you a...
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Three Reasons for Manufacturing’s Resilience

Three Reasons for Manufacturing’s Resilience

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Earlier this month, FreePoint Founder and CRO, Paul Hogendoorn was featured in Manufacturing Automation Magazine for his article titled “Three...
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How Shimco North America is Using ShiftWorx Plus

How Shimco North America is Using ShiftWorx Plus

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We recently had a discussion with Sandeep Oberoi from Shimco North America where he explained how ShiftWorx is bringing transparency...
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VIDEO: Zooming Into Charts in ShiftWorx

VIDEO: Zooming Into Charts in ShiftWorx

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Today we have a ShiftWorx quick tip that is simple, but not everyone knows. When looking to isolate data, zoom...
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FreePoint – Year in Review

FreePoint – Year in Review

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With the help of our partners, clients and employees, 2020 has been a year of change and growth for FreePoint...
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FreePoint Connect Unlocks New Connection Options (Kepware, OPC-UA)

FreePoint Connect Unlocks New Connection Options (Kepware, OPC-UA)

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We have taken another huge leap forward with our release of FreePoint Connect, which fundamentally cloud-connects machines of any age,...
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MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION | Industry Watch: The Critical Value of Purposeful Work in Manufacturing

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"...the first lesson is that work has inherent human purpose, far more than just a means to earn a living....
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Bridging the IIoT Technology Gap

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One of the largest Industry 4.0 roadblocks we often observe rests in addressing the gap in knowledge and objectives that...
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MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION | Industry Watch: Does Data Lie?

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"Does data lie?  Data is useful for many things, and data-driven decisions are valuable. But context and intent are key."...
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Custom Expressions – Advanced Math Features

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VIDEO: Driving Production Performance With Machine Monitoring and Real Time Data

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ShiftWorx™ MES brings Industry 4.0 benefits to manufacturing equipment regardless of age or function. FreePoint’s industrial IoT system connects to any...
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FreePoint Returns to Microsoft’s Vox ISM Event

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FreePoint is excited and honored to be taking part in another online Best Manufacturing Apps Conference (BMAC). Hosted by Microsoft...
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FreePoint Technologies Is Now One of The Qualified Service Providers for CME

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We are excited to announce that FreePoint Technologies has been approved as one of the Qualified Service Providers for the...
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MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION | Industry Watch: Technology Adoption Has to Start at the Top

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"...manufacturing CEOs are usually well intended when adopting Industry 4.0 technologies, but they are not comfortable with the whole technology...
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Ontario’s Automotive Modernization Program: Why You Should Care

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Ontario’s automotive sector has always played a crucial role in the Canadian economy. With over 100,000 auto-related jobs across the...
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FreePoint Founder Outlines Why Industry 4.0 is Not as Scary or Costly as You Might Think

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FreePoint Founder and Chair, Paul Hogendoorn has featured in CIO Application magazine's Vendor Viewpoint and Manufacturing issue of their most...
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Kanban & Lean Manufacturing: Are They Relevant Today: Part 2

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In Part 1 of our blog series, we defined Lean manufacturing and Kanban’s association. Today, we take a look at...
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Kanban & Lean Manufacturing: Are They Relevant Today: Part 1

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While there is no such thing as “the perfect production system", Kanban is an uncomplicated yet effective system for creating...
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VIDEO: ShiftWorx Custom Reporting Through BI Tools

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When discussing the release of ShiftWorx software, we often touch on how we put more data at your fingertips than...
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How Trillium Metal Stampings is Using ShiftWorx Plus

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We recently had the chance to sit down with Sarah Tebbutt, the Plant Manager at Trillium Metal Stampings in Kitchener...
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Observations of Manufacturing During the Pandemic

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Data can reveal some interesting trends, and this is certainly true in manufacturing, where the aggregated data from approximately 100...
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FreePoint is Back At Microsoft’s Vox ISM Event

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FreePoint is once again excited to be taking part in this year’s Best Manufacturing Apps Conference (BMAC). Hosted by Microsoft...
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Getting Ready for the Restart

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Industry is getting ready to restart. Prior to the Covid crisis, you may have been contemplating things like connecting your...
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Maintain Remote Visibility into Your Shop

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To help further support our clients during this trying time, we wanted to outline how you can leverage ShiftWorx to...
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FreePoint, COVID-19 and You

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To ensure the success of our clients during this difficult time, we have outlined various ways manufacturers can use ShiftWorx...
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FreePoint Technologies Increases Focus on Manufacturing

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Direct Impact Solutions to acquire FileMaker business and other non-manufacturing assets LONDON, Ont., Mar. 19, 2020—FreePoint Technologies, an award-winning provider...
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Announcing ShiftWorx Plus – Your End-to-End Machine Monitoring Solution

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 A Machine Monitoring Solution that Tracks the Metrics that Matter Most to Manufacturers FreePoint Technologies announces the release of their...
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Explore The New ShiftWorx Plus

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Big changes are coming to FreePoint Technologies! If you’re a manufacturer who wants more quantitative data from your machines while...
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FreePoint is Attending Microsoft’s VOX ISM FPAC Conference

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FreePoint is excited to be taking part in this year’s Financial Process Automation Conference (FPAC). Hosted by Microsoft Canada partner,...
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Forbes Article: Industry 4.0 – Are Companies Doing Enough?

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Industry 4.0 is the latest industrial revolution to shake up the manufacturing industry. As organizations begin to transition into this...
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5 Ways You Can Customize Your IIoT Experience

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As more manufacturers begin to transition to an IIoT environment, sometimes they may find an off-the-shelf solution just isn’t enough....
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Why Manufacturers Need to Automate Data Collection

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The speed and volume of data collection is rapidly increasing. This makes it overwhelming for manufacturers to determine how best...
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Top 3 Reasons Manufacturers Aren’t Connecting to the Cloud

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The Internet and cloud computing movements are gaining momentum and in full swing in many sectors in our society, including...
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5 Reasons to Start Your Digital Transformation Today

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With the end of the year fast approaching, it is not uncommon for manufacturing plants to experience a slow down...
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FreePoint’s Year in Review

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With the help of our partners, clients and employees, 2019 has been a huge year of change and growth for...
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Discussing Project Launches in Manufacturing Automation Magazine

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Paul’s latest publication featuring in Manufacturing Automation Magazine discusses the challenge of project launches, stating: “The hardest thing to do...
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The Secret Behind Monitoring Manual Processes

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From a machine monitoring standpoint, the wide range of equipment and tactics used by manufacturers pose a challenge. For instance,...
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Connecting Legacy Machines to IIoT

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Implementing IoT technology may seem like a challenge to manufacturers: do they purchase new, digitally compatible equipment— or maintain the...
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FreePoint Named One of Manufacturing Technology Insights Top Industrial IoT Solution Providers of 2019

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FreePoint Technologies is excited to announce that we have been named one of Manufacturing Technology Insights Top 10 Industrial IoT...
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7 Steps to Selecting the Best Software Vendor

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Blueberries, Blockchains & Manufacturing Blockchain Made Simple: Part 2

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In our last blog in this 2-part series on blockchains, we defined and illustrated blockchain in manufacturing and its rising...
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FreePoint Founder Hits the Trifecta in Manufacturing Automation Magazine

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FreePoint Founder and Chair, Paul Hogendoorn has featured in Manufacturing Automation Magazine’s October issue with his article titled “Hitting the...
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Blueberries, Blockchains & Manufacturing Blockchain Made Simple: Part 1

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Intel, the Silicon Valley-based computer chip maker, has been working with Oregon blueberry farmers and fruit processers this year in...
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How FreePoint Ensures IIoT Data Security

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According to Million Insights, by 2025 the Industrial Internet of Things market will be valued at $933.62 billion. As we...
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FreePoint Returns to FabTech

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Manufacturing Machine Maintenance the Smart Way

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Question: What is "the world’s most common and safest mode of transportation?" Wait for it... Answer: Elevators. Those ubiquitous mobile...
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FreePoint Founder Redefines Success in Manufacturing Automation Magazine

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Earlier last week, FreePoint Founder and Chair, Paul Hogendoorn was featured in Manufacturing Automation Magazine for his article titled “Redefining...
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2019 Canadian Tooling and Machining Association’s Annual General Meeting

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As a proud member of the Canadian Tool and Machining Association (CTMA), FreePoint is excited to again be attending the...
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The Manufacturing Trifecta

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Just in case you don’t know the term, “hitting the Trifecta” is an expression used to describe the ultimate winning...
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Machine Downtime Narration is About Listening to Operators, Not Watching Them

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FreePoint’s Narrative – it’s not management watching operators, it’s management listening to operators! As the Co-Founder and Chairman of FreePoint...
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New API Enables Enhanced Integration Capabilities

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FreePoint Technologies now has an API that enables outside resources to connect with the ShiftWorx platform. FreePoint’s application programming interface...
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Connect ANY Machines, Regardless of AGE

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Machine Monitoring Costs Less Than You Think

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For any business, the process of implementing any new technology can often seem like a costly and time-consuming task. Industry...
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FreePoint at the 2019 Microsoft VOX ISM Event

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USMCA Insights Gained on my Visit to Queretaro

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On a recent trip to Mexico, I found myself assessing the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USCMA), and how...
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FreePoint Surpasses $45 Million Client Dollars Saved

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It is with great pride that we announce FreePoint Technologies has officially saved our clients more than forty-five million dollars...
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FreePoint is Attending Microsoft’s Vox ISM Event

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FreePoint is excited to be taking part in this year’s Best Manufacturing Apps Conference (BMAC). Hosted by Microsoft Canada partner,...
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FreePoint Featured in CIO Applications Top 10 Manufacturing Solution Providers

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FreePoint Technologies is proud to announce that we have been featured in CIO Applications’ Top 10 Digital Manufacturing Solution Providers....
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Improvements To Productivity By Minimizing Downtime With FreePoint’s Notifications

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FreePoint's Notifications product uses the ShiftWorx platform to send out alert messages by e-mail or SMS text message when a...
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How Reason Codes Help Reduce Machine Downtime

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The worst enemy of any manufacturer is machine downtime. How to control and mitigate downtime is a constant battle for...
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Why FreePoint’s IIoT Solutions Have Quick ROI

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The transition to industry 4.0 can seem daunting at first. How much will it cost? How will it fit my...
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5 Reasons Your Operator’s Performance is Slipping & How To Fix it

If you have a manufacturing business, you have to put in extra efforts to increase the performance and productivity of your workers and machines.

You need to look for ways to gauge and monitor the performance of your team. In addition to motivating them to work more productively, you also have to find out the reasons they are not giving their maximum performance. Here are the 5 signs/reasons your machine operators are not giving their best.

1. They Aren’t Properly Trained

When you hire workers, you have to ensure they know how to operate the machinery they will be working behind. If they don’t have the knowledge, you will have to provide them the training for operating a particular piece of equipment. If you see that your operator is taking too much time doing simple things, this is a clear sign he/she is not fully trained to operate the machine.

2. Your Machine Software Is Not Advanced

When you see that your operators are giving their best, but your productivity is still low, this could be a sign that the technology and software on the machine is outdated. For example, it might be missing the profile feature where it creates profiles to load certain settings with the tap of a button. Invest in better machinery.

3. Your Machines Aren’t Properly Maintained

If you have just installed advanced software on your machines, but the productivity hasn’t seen any boost, it could mean that your machine isn’t adequately maintained. Machines that are used frequently need to be thoroughly maintained, they need to have a change in parts and components. An inadequately lubricated machine can also have performance issues.

4. Your Operator Is Just Not Paying Attention

Sometimes, it is just the operator who is not interested in working. Maybe the operator is not happy with his work or he may be going through a difficult time in his life, it could be something personal. Repeated and prolonged downtimes are signs that your operator is deliberately delaying everything to find excuses for not working. Have a heart to heart with your employees.

5. You Don’t Have Any Accountability Mechanism

Do you have some software or tool to know the cause of unnecessarily long downtimes and low performance? When there is no accountability or a mechanism to hold people accountable, you can expect performances to be low naturally.

The point is, there could be a plethora of factors hampering your productivity. Your job is to find out what the problem is and fix it without delay. That’s where our Machine Monitoring Software comes into the picture. With this software installed on your machines, you will be able to collect detailed performance data of your machines. This data will be revealing enough to tell you who or what is causing any sort of downtime. You will get detailed reports on your machine’s runtime, downtime and part count.

In addition to giving you a detailed insight of your floor’s performance, it also helps your employees stay productive and efficient. With this software, they are able to monitor the performance of their machines in real-time and fix the issues that come up. Once there is proper check, monitoring, and accountability, you will see your manufacturing business flourish.

When you combine FreePoint Technologies machine monitoring hardware with our visualization software, you can exponentially increase both productivity and employee engagement.

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