Berkeley, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/09/2014 -- System Insights (http://www.systeminsights.com) announced that AIP Aerospace Coast Composites has selected VIMANA as their manufacturing software platform for improving shop floor production efficiency.
Coast Composites is one of the world’s leading and most experienced suppliers of composite aerospace tooling for large, complex composite parts. It utilizes advanced aerospace tooling design and manufacturing technologies to provide high value, quality service, committed delivery, and competitive advantage to its customers in the defense, commercial aerospace and space/satellite industries. Coast is part of the AIP Aerospace group of companies.
Brian Reed, Plant Manager for the Irvine, CA facility at Coast said, “After looking at several other monitoring and analytics software solutions on the market, VIMANA really stood out by enabling us to see what is going on the shop floor and when production downtimes do occur automatically identifying the reason and raising an alert in real-time. OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) systems we’ve seen out there just do not have the analytics capabilities to do this.”
Rick Moran, Chief Operating Officer of System Insights noted, “It is clear that companies like AIP Aerospace are looking for a big data analytics platform like VIMANA that are not sufficiently addressed by other solutions in the market. VIMANA software solution monitors and manages machine tool productivity which provides the perfect solution for forward thinking companies like AIP Aerospace.”
VIMANA is the only software product that combines a comprehensive real-time data solution, based on the MTConnect data standard, with multi-dimensional, complex reasoning and machine learning technologies to deliver predictive manufacturing solutions for both machining-based discrete and process manufacturing industries.
VIMANA identifies periods of production losses using a sophisticated classification engine, and provides users with the information and insight needed to improve utilization. VIMANA includes real-time dashboards as well as historical reports and analysis; it integrates with a wide range of modern and legacy factory equipment using the MTConnect open standard for machine tool data interoperability.
William Sobel, CEO