Highcon Systems has confirmed the launch of HighConnect, a cloud-based data information platform that allows users to monitor their Highcon system production performance. The platform will enable users to keep track of key performance indicators and improve manufacturing efficiencies from their Highcon digital cutting and creasing systems.
HighConnect automatically collects and monitors productivity and utilisation data from Highcon system(s), including system status, speeds, and job setup times to give a full overview of the production process. The platform then displays reports in its intuitive dashboard, providing the user in-depth insights in a fully connected digital platform. HighConnect allows converters to make strategic production decisions, monitor business goals and improve their workflow to maximise throughput.
“HighConnect gives us all the data we need to evaluate our investment in our Highcon Beam 2. It’s great software and eliminates manual data collection, showing us run rates, and make ready times to make sure we are running as efficiently as we can,” says Jean-Paul Wheater, Continual Improvement Manager, Linney.
The HighConnect platform provides a visual overview of production data-driven trends, on-demand, from any PC or handheld device. It has indications of key performance metrics to keep track of production, as well as an in-depth insight into near real-time production data to be analysed by job types, substrate type and time periods. The platform also reports on actual production vs. planned for improved planning and decision making and provides the opportunity to drill down into setup times to identify areas for self-improvement
“HighConnect is the next step in performance reporting for digital finishing, significantly reducing the amount of time needed to run analysis and enabling operators to accelerate productivity. It supports our vision for a digital manufacturing strategy, providing total control of the multiple data points collected from our systems. This is the first step for HighConnect, customers already using the platform have already increased productivity and efficiency. We intend to continue to expand HighConnect to offer customers a wider range of capabilities including maintenance management and productivity control,” comments Haim Veig, Head of Products at Highcon Systems.
The HighConnect platform includes:
- Monitoring – HighConnect monitors every stage of the Highcon system production process. It includes system status, speeds, job setups and production time.
- Reporting – Platform reports enable users to identify and track current and ongoing trends for improved planning purposes and staff expertise.