Wintriss's ShopFloorConnect is featured in this Metalforming article



Transparency: A New Age in Metalforming

In this age of automated shopfloor-data collection and delivery, there's no reason for metalforming-plant managers to not know exactly what's going on at their production lines - anytime, anywhere. The ability to collect real-time statistics from equipment allows metalformers to leverage modernized information-technology systems as the foundation of a data-quality program. Then, they can use the collected data to help govern the dozens of critical decisions made by shop managers, day in and day out, to ensure the optimization of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)...



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Wintriss Products


Automation Controls


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The Wintriss SmartPAC 2 press automation control integrates programmable limit switch, die protection, clutch/brake control, tonnage signature analysis, and automated setup of counterbalance and shutheight into one control. The SmartPAC 2 features superior graphics, advanced communications, and the most user-friendly operator interface in the industry.

Its built-in Ethernet capability allows you to view the press status and other information from your networked controls from anywhere. All you need is a remote connection to your network and a web browser. The SmartPAC 2's Info Center feature allows you to display setup sheets, part drawings, and other information right at the press.

Wintriss also offers stand-alone die protection, sensors, connection hardware, tonnage monitoring systems.

Safety Controls


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With more than 40 years experience and 40,000 systems installed, the Wintriss Shadow® Safety Light Curtains have a proven track record. The Shadow 8 complies with OSHA 1910.217, ANSI B11.1, ANSI B11.19, CSA Z142 and CSA Z432. Its unique design enables you to protect multiple sides of a machine using a single control and up to four pairs of light curtains in series.

The WPC 2000 and WPC 1000 Wintriss clutch/brake controls are easy-to-use control systems for part-revolution mechanical power presses. With two independent microprocessor systems, the WPC 2000/1000 provides diverse redundancy - the latest technology in maintaining optimum clutch/brake control and operator safety.

Wintriss also offers a stand-alone brake monitor, and custom control consoles and panels.

Track Efficiency


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ShopFloorConnect® OEE monitoring and manufacturing data collection software uses the latest technology to collect downtime and production efficiency data from every machine in your factory and display it in real time.

In addition to tracking uptime, part counts, and reasons for downtime, ShopFloorConnect can -in real time - send out alerts via email or text whenever predefined events occur at your machines

ShopFloorConnect automatically calculates Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) for your machines, and features automatic report distribution. It is built around the powerful Microsoft SQL database for faster performance and ease of access to the information that it collects from the machines.