Announcing the Launch of B-EN-G Thai's
Facility Management Solution: MCFrame SIGNAL CHAIN
IoT infrastructure employing PATLITE Signal Tower to support improved productivity and reliability by monitoring the operating status of machines

2016.09.06

Toyo Business Engineering (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Ken Kitai, Managing Director, B-EN-G Thai), announced that "MCFrame SIGNAL CHAIN" will be released on September 12, 2016. This new product is a facility management solution for monitoring the operating status of factory machines through the use of the IoT (Internet of Things).

Use of the IoT is on the rise in Thailand, but the following issues are commonly encountered on the shop floor.

  • It is hard to get a complete picture of the nature of IoT technology at first glance.

  • Top management and Japanese headquarters say to use the IoT, but it is unclear where to start.

  • Full-scale efforts to embrace the IoT turn into large projects that take years to implement and entail huge costs.

  • Various IoT solutions are available, but it is not clear whether they are feasible, in what situations they can be used, or how quickly they can be adopted.

  • With a mix of new and old machines from many different manufactures, it is difficult to decide what machine data to collect and how to utilize the data in overall management.

To satisfy these needs, the developer Toyo Business Engineering Corporation (B-EN-G) began to offer a facility management solution in Japan in June 2016 that enables simple, immediate adoption of IoT technology. MCFrame SIGNAL CHAIN is an IoT infrastructure employing the PATLITE's "WD", a wireless communication system. By continuously working to improve the productivity and reliability of machines, MCFrame SIGNAL CHAIN supports the establishment of profit-generating processes.

Main Features of MCFrame SIGNAL CHAIN

  • Able to be easily installed without any wiring work in the factory because the operation signal is automatically and wirelessly acquired from WD. Provides a dedicated application for entering records of machine trouble.

  • Provides applications for various approaches such as Andon and KPI. Enables visualization of machine status through alerts and graphical representation with real-time batch monitoring from a web browser.

  • Allows sorting and aggregation of machine status displays according to whichever aspect is most suitable: stop time, program change time, etc. Supports optimization of operations through analysis of machine operation.

Advantages of adopting MCFrame SIGNAL CHAIN

• Management of indices such as OEE (overall equipment effectiveness)*

• Visualization of operating status

• Leads to on-site KAIZEN

• Aggregation and sharing of workers' knowledge

At B-EN-G, we strive to develop products that utilize the IoT, and we plan to continue expanding the capabilities of this powerful product. New functions are planned for this fall as part of the next stage of development, including analysis of collected data, identification of reasons for discrepancies between expected and actual results, management of indices, and integration with MCFrame Production Management and Cost Management. Additional functions such as knowledge sharing, which utilize past accumulated data, are in the works. These will employ social networking services and image/video registration to enable analog data such as comments and explanations for breakdowns to be shared. Furthermore, this product may be installed separately and independently of the MCFrame Production Management and Cost Management systems.

*OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)
Overall Equipment Effectiveness = availability × performance × quality.
A comprehensive indicator for measuring the operational efficiency of equipment.

For MCFrame SIGNAL CHAIN, please visit below site:
http://www.b-en-g.co.th/en/solution/iot.html

■ About WD
"WD" is a revolutionary wireless communication system that can be used to transmit operational information wirelessly by simply placing it on top of PATLITE Signal Tower®. This not only eliminate troublesome wiring work, but also reduces installation costs. The secure and reliable wireless communication, which uses international telecommunications standards, enables accurate transmission even when multiple devices are in use at the same time.
Visit http://www.patlite.com/product/detail0000000196.html for more information

■ About MCFrame
"MCFrame" is a multi-functional system used for production management, sales management, and cost management, and that is capable of responding to detailed management requirements of Japanese manufacturers.

In addition to its large number of standard functions, "MCFrame" features a framework structure that allows the system to follow in a flexible and efficient manner the user's specific work processes in a way that may boost users' core competences. As the high level of functionality, flexibility, and expandability that characterizes "MCFrame" are highly regarded, the system has been deployed to more than 500 companies primarily in the manufacturing sector. Owing to its multi-lingual functionality, "MCFrame" has been employed in recent years to deploy global systems of Japanese-affiliated companies operating in China, Thailand, and other Asian countries.
Visit: http://www.b-en-g.co.th/en/solution/mcframe/ for more information

■About Toyo Business Engineering Thailand Co., Ltd. (B-EN-G Thai)
B-EN-G Thai is a subsidiary of Toyo Business Engineering Corporation (B-EN-G) and was established in 1999 in Bangkok. It's a business engineering firm with a prolific record cantered on Production and Cost Management, "MCFrame" and "A.S.I.A.", a compact ERP from IT planning and IT installation consulting to system construction services and operational services.
Visit: http://www.b-en-g.co.th/en for more information

For inquiries about this press release
Toyo Business Engineering Corporation
Public Relations
Tel: +81-3-3510-1615 / E-mail: kouhou@to-be.co.jp

For inquiries about the products
Toyo Business Engineering (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Tel: 02-661-9805E-mailsales@b-en-g.co.th

Note: All product names and proper names mentioned in this release are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.