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New Visibility into Production Equipment Data

Datanomix Inc., a vendor of production intelligence software for industrial manufacturers, announced that J&W Swiss Machine has deployed the Datanomix Fusion platform across its North Grosvenordale, CT, facility. With this new visibility into the data coming from its production equipment, J&W Swiss is now able to troubleshoot and course correct the day's production challenges as they are unfolding, and can plan and optimize its future workload with more precision.

"As a 24-hour Swiss turning shop, it is all about efficiency for us. That means everything from how we procure our materials, set up our jobs, run our machines and prepare our shipments. If we are able to be very efficient in every aspect of our business, it helps us win more work more consistently," stated Jim Langlois, who co-owns J&W Swiss with Wayne Langlois.

J&W Swiss Machine, established in 2013, provides a wide range of precision-machined parts serving the aerospace, medical and commercial manufacturing markets. "Collectively, with more than four decades of experience with Swiss-style turning machines, the company and its owners are well known for their ability to produce high quality and difficult to machine parts while meeting or exceeding cost and delivery targets for their customers," said a company spokesperson. "They pride themselves on innovation in manufacturing and always solving the tougher machining problems. Consistency and efficiency are the key to winning-being able to hit a dimension or tolerance over thousands of parts is about controlling the fine details of the process."

"Wayne and I have been in this industry a long time, and have always been believers in using data to improve our processes," said Jim Langlois. "We knew this was a tool that could really help us out. We have had systems in the past that could tell efficiency, things like utilization, when the machine is on or off, etc., but this system is much more intelligent than that. It has benchmarks for each job around cycle time, utilization, parts per hour-it knows our jobs as well as we do. We also really liked the fact that the Datanomix Fusion system does not require anything from our operators. The data we are getting helps our operators focus more on running their machines, rather than taking them away from running their machines."

By harnessing the power of machine data and secure cloud access, Datanomix Fusion creates a rich visual overlay of factory floor production intelligence to increase the speed and effectiveness of employees in the global Industry 4.0 workplace.

Fusion is a hands-free plug & play solution accessible from any device, giving access to critical insights in a few clicks, anytime and anywhere. By establishing a data connection to machines communicating via industry-standard protocols like MTConnect or IO-Link, Fusion automatically tracks what actual production is by part and machine and sets a benchmark for expected performance. To measure performance against expected benchmarks, a simple letter grade scoring system is shown across all jobs. In cases where output has not kept pace with the benchmark, the score declines, informing workers that expected results could be in jeopardy.

J&W Swiss has two large TVs that are always running Fusion's TV Mode. In TV Mode, displays mounted on the shop floor rotate through the performance metrics of every connected machine, identifying which machines need assistance and why.

"We are very focused on making sure we produce our target cycle times so we hit our part counts at the end of the day and uphold our delivery promise," said Wayne Langlois. "The production scores and the additional metrics let our whole team see where we are running ahead or behind and where to focus attention."

"J&W Swiss is a leading shop because they think differently when it comes to data. Jim and Wayne are focused on how to leverage data to improve every single part of their business and to think strategically about the company's expansion," said John Joseph, CEO of Datanomix. "They have embraced the future by using production intelligence to dramatically increase performance on the factory floor, gain awareness of activity and have access to critical data that unlocks efficiency, and more importantly, growth opportunities."

For more information contact:

Datanomix Inc.

71 Spit Brook Rd., Ste. 210

Nashua, NH 03060


J&W Swiss

40 Parker Rd.

North Grosvenordale, CT 06255


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