Lincoln Electric, a manufacturer of industry leading welding machines, has just released new software that enables production monitoring via mobile and cloud based services.
Here is a shortlist of some of the benefits as set out on the Lincoln website:
CheckPoint™ is a significant advancement over our Production Monitoring™ server-based software as well as the products offered by competitors.
Cloud-basedNo proprietary hardware or software is required – Just access through any common web browser.Weld data is stored on an extremely secure third-party server.Access on Multiple Platforms – Anytime, anywhere in the worldSmart phones like the iPhone® and BlackBerry®.WiFi-enabled devices like the iPod® and iPad®.Any standard laptop or desktop web browser.Fresh InterfaceMore visual, graphic presentation of data.More intuitive navigation.Global Reach, Global ViewAggregate the data from any compatible weld station in any plant in the world.Compare and contrast results to benchmark plant, shift, station or operator performance.NEW! Direct links to the Consumable Certificate Center – Track wire usage and access, store actual consumable certification, and forward to teams and customers.
Standard – Available at no cost with every Power Wave® – Stores data for up to 30 days with robust export capability.Premium – Pay an annual subscription fee, per power source, to store unlimited data in the cloud.You can have a combination of Standard and Premium subscriptions in one facility. The system is very flexible.CheckPoint™ is supported by the same Power Wave® models that previously supported Production Monitoring™
In today’s cutthroat manufacturing industry it is essential to monitor production in order to stay one step ahead of your competitors.
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