Highcon launches HighConnect, a performance reporting platform

Users can keep track of key performance indicators

HighConnect dashboard - A platform that will enable users to keep track of key performance indicators.
HighConnect dashboard - A platform that will enable users to keep track of key performance indicators.

Highcon Systems has announced the launch of HighConnect, a cloud-based data information platform that allows users to monitor the production performance of their Highcon Systems. 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 utilization data from Highcon system(s), including system status, speeds, and job setup times to give a full overview of the production process. 

Highcon develops, markets, sells and supports a portfolio of digital cutting and creasing machines that cover a wide range of formats, substrates, and applications.

The platform displays report in its intuitive dashboard, providing the user with in-depth insights into a fully connected digital platform. HighConnect allows converters to make strategic production decisions, monitor business goals, and improve their workflow to maximize 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,” Jean-Paul Wheater, continual improvement manager, Linney, said.

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 and in-depth insight into near real-time production data to be analyzed by job types, substrate types, and time periods. The platform reports on actual production versus. 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. The announcement 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,” said Haim Veig, head of products at Highcon Systems.

Highcon’s 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.

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