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Hartzell Propeller Selects Vimana by System Insights and Joins Other Tailwind Units


Berkeley, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/27/2014 -- System Insights announced that Hartzell Propeller Inc. has selected vimana as their manufacturing software platform for improving shop floor production efficiency. Hartzell Propeller Inc. is the global leader in advanced aircraft propeller and airplane propeller design and aircraft propeller and airplane propeller manufacturing technology. Because of their concentration and commitment to propeller driven aviation, they are the supplier of choice for nearly every major aircraft manufacturer.

Bob Allenbaugh, VP of Manufacturing at Hartzell shared why he and his team selected System Insights’ vimana solution, “After the success we had with vimana and System Insights at our Mayday and Hartzell Engine plants, we are excited to bring them into HPI. That now makes three Tailwind operating companies leveraging this technology to improve our production efficiency.”

Rick Moran, Chief Operating Officer of System Insights appreciated that HPI recognized the value being delivered to the Tailwind franchise and added, “We have really enjoyed working with Allenbaugh and all the Tailwind plant teams. Their staff is extremely dedicated to seeking out best of breed technologies and practices to make their business better.”

At the HPI facility in Piqua, Ohio, vimana will be monitoring and providing analytics on all the plant’s shop floor equipment including machine tools from Mazak and Southwest Industries as well as metrology gear from Browne & Sharpe.

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.

About System Insights
System Insights, ( based in Berkeley, California, with offices in Chennai, India, is a leading global supplier of manufacturing software in both machining based, discrete and process industries. The SI flagship product - vimana - delivers predictive analytics solutions to improve clients’ efficiency, productivity, and profitability. vimana provides these data while enabling customers to realize sustainable manufacturing objectives. The vimana software platform delivers a unique combination of Cloud Computing and Big Data capabilities that sets out to revolutionize the economics of manufacturing. System Insights is a proud member of both AMT (Association for Manufacturing Technology) and NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association). Follow System Insights on Twitter @systeminsights.

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