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System Insights Profiled in Shop Metalworking Technology as Effective MES Solution


Berkeley, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/16/2014 -- System Insights was featured in the June edition of Shop Metalworking Technology magazine. The article, entitled, “Important Conversations: The Things Your Machines Can Teach You,” authored by Kip Hanson, discussed how Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are faster, more flexible, and less expensive to monitor than other shop floor systems.

According to the Hanson, “MES provider with boasting rights is System Insights.” According to CTO, Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan, the company’s VIMANA software applies pattern matching technology to measure real-time productivity and find opportunities for improvement. Like many MES solutions, VIMANA can be installed onsite, or as a SaaS (Software-as-a Service) solution. This allows manufacturers to implement a monitoring solution without investing in expensive servers and the equally expensive IT folks needed to manage them.

Vijayaraghavan shared several MES success stories. “The Curtiss-Wright plant in Shelby, NC, saw utilization go from 35 to 55 MES. And Ehrhardt Tool and Machine Co., Granite City, IL, added over 250 hours of productivity time annually to a single machine after two months of monitoring.”

Hansen reported, “With opportunities like this, you might be wondering why more companies are not jumping on the MES bandwagon. Vijayaraghavan writes this off to a lack of understanding in the industry, compounded by busy schedules and production deadlines.”

To read the entire article, go to: Shop Metalworking Technology is Canada's premier magazine for the metal products manufacturing industries, including events for machining, fabricating, and welding.

System Insights will exhibit VIMANA at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at Booth: E-4736 Pavilion: IANA. The show will be September 8-13 at McCormick Place, Chicago IL.

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. VIMANA delivers predictive analytics solutions to improve clients’ efficiency, productivity, and profitability. 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. 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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