The latest breakthrough available from Festo Canada is the Festo Automation Experience, or Festo AX: a machine-learning and artificial-intelligence (A.I.) software platform for manufacturing and process systems that ensures maximum uptime of major production assets. This solution also automates quality assurance and energy monitoring that can decrease material and energy waste.
Festo AX is a user-friendly tool that helps businesses thrive in a tight labour market, while giving equipment manufacturers a unique ability to differentiate machines.
Better transparency, less waste
This monitoring- and maintenance-management tool extracts maximum value from machine and process data, processing the information with algorithms for real-time analytics. When data deviates from the norm of the asset, Festo AX alerts staff by sending notification messages to computers, tablets, or Smartphones, stating in clear language what components are affected and the problem, as well as the recommended solution. Festo has found that this tool boosts process transparency by 100 per cent, reduces waste by more than half, and lowers product-rejection expenses by more than 45 per cent; it also improves machine availability by more than a quarter and reduces unplanned downtime by more than one-fifth.
Early anomaly detection gives employees extra time to secure replacement parts and take corrective action during maintenance. Customers can use the same process of anomaly detection and learning the state of an asset to maintain high-quality products and minimize energy waste; this results in a healthier, more productive facility in virtually any industry. Festo AX operates as an early warning system to maintain proper function and quality.
Subscription-based Festo AX is compatible with components and machines from Festo and other manufacturers. It can reside directly on the system, on servers, or in the cloud. Connecting Festo AX to the Festo Smartenance maintenance manager, or another maintenance-management or spare-parts management system, creates integrated end-to-end solutions from the application to the business process. Festo technicians working individually with customers can speed startup and make sure that every AX installation serves to improve operational performance and maintenance processes – including product quality whenever relevant – while lowering energy and material waste.
For more information, contact Festo.