Progressive’s CVe mould monitoring system is on thousands of tools worldwide, since its initial release in 2011. Now, new features have been added allowing unprecedented visibility of tooling and production.
With a CVe Monitor mounted within an injection mould, and interfacing with wireless devices to relay data to the cloud based CVe Live® website, timely production is ensured, whether the production is occurring across the plant or around the world.
“The CVe platform serves up information in an easy to understand format, to enable users to identify poorly performing moulds before they impact the supply chain”; states Glenn Starkey, president of Progressive Components. “This new release further expands on an industry exclusive capability that allows users to access information online via a secured website using a PC, smartphone or tablet”
Recent advancements of CVe Live v3 now feature:
• Text alerts to designated recipients when a tool isn’t performing as expected
• Mould Downtime and Reject tracking give visibility to common issues and trends
• Work Order Tracking added to the existing Preventive Maintenance capability enables users to track and identify recurring issues in order to prevent future unscheduled maintenance;
• Performance Tracking and History aggregates data by both the mould and the moulding machine, allowing users to schedule tools for presses they perform best in, thereby optimising production output.
Developed and supported by Progressive’s subsidiary AST Technology, CVe Live is designed to integrate with a company’s existing systems, and can be configured to automatically export any of the data collected or information that is entered by users.