Replace ineffectual calendar-based PM, optimize asset performance with proactive, usage-based Preventive Maintenance.

“Reduced die maintenance resets due to the PM program has saved us almost $8,000 per year.”

Dennis Herdegen, Etco Engineered Products


Preventive Maintenance Software uses Machine Data Transducers (MDT) to collect run hours and number of cycles on machines and associated components. For auxiliary equipment, where no operator interaction is required, the MDT-20 is an excellent choice. The system is particularly effective in scheduling PM for wear-prone and failure-prone parts like dies, molds, printing plates, etc.

Tools for TPM Total Productive Maintenance: Record, minimize OEE Six Big Losses

A major goal of TPM is to minimize the Six Big Losses—the most common manufacturing inefficiencies. MDTs automatically record the Six Big Losses: Breakdowns, Setup and Adjustments, Small Stops, Reduced Speed, Startup Rejects and Production Rejects. The latter two “Quality” losses may also have a manual inspection element involved.  The system facilitates gathering this data by allowing reject count entry through MDT keypad or from networked PC inspection stations.

Generate graphical displays and charts to effectively communicate with operators and management

Preventative Maintenance

The difference between work time and idle time, and why it makes a difference in your Preventive Maintenance program.

Scheduling PM based on equipment meter readings can cause maintenance to be scheduled more frequently than necessary because equipment meters do not differentiate between “work time” and “idle time. Production Process’ MDT can make that distinction for effective, proactive PM scheduling.

Export equipment run hours and cycle count data to any third-party CMMS.

Improve performance of a CMMS: eliminate manual meter reading and data entry by automatically exporting usage data directly to CMMS.


“Calendar-based maintenance with over 65 production machines requiring monthly, semi-annual and annual maintenance was very ineffective. Our workhorse machines were left waiting, while under-utilized machines received unneeded attention. Configuring and implementation of the PM program was very easy. Tracking and performing maintenance by cycle count insures fast running machinery receives the maintenance they require. Now we can focus on the highly utilized equipment, and insure they run without any issues.”

Dave Dion, WNA Inc.