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Product News: Bright Machines’ Microfactory

Oct. 6, 2020
Enables flexible scaling of assembly lines and management of distributed factory operations.

Bright Machines Microfactory

Bright Machines has introduced its new Microfactory, with streamlined commissioning and the ability to perform remote monitoring and servicing so manufacturers can now tap into resilient and scalable production capacity for consistent performance through any disruption, according to its maker. The new features are another step in the company’s goal to bring intelligent automation to factories through their Bright Machines Microfactory. 

Manufacturers can now deploy and operate automated assembly lines with fewer people, ensuring business continuity through disruptions or unexpected problems, according to Bright Machines. New remote monitoring and servicing capabilities reduce the need for on-site visits and result in faster recovery from issues that arise during production. As a result of calibration and remote monitoring capabilities, uptime and OEE are significantly improved. 

New features include: 

● Warnings and alerts: Users can set up warnings and customized alerts to be informed when unexpected errors occur, causing the microfactory to go out of reasonable operating bounds. 

● Advanced and customizable diagnostics: The microfactory is now instrumented to collect data for machine and process parameters with a standard and extensible semantic data model that enables user-driven graphical analysis, making the diagnostics useful for both the novice user as well as the experienced data scientist. 

● Troubleshooting & recovery: Bright Machines technicians can be granted permission for remote servicing to assist users with troubleshooting and fast resolution of issues without having to wait days or weeks for the technician to travel for an on-site visit. Continuous and real-time data collection gives the microfactory intelligence to recover from previously experienced failure modes.  

“Today’s manufacturers require creative solutions to keep production moving through any disruption, whether it’s a pandemic, natural disaster, or international trade tensions,” said Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines. “The ability to remotely manage, pivot, and scale automated assembly lines gives our customers a powerful tool to ensure their operations are more resilient.”