Measure. Analyze. Manage.

Influent can improve production, quality, and profitability in any shop

Connect Anything


Influent can connect to just about everything on the shop floor, including any brand of machine, and any ERP/MRP system.

Improve Everything


Influent is a powerful tool for solving production pains. The goal of IIoT in the factory is to enable improvements. Data collected and analyzed by Influent provides ample opportunities to improve your production, quality, and profitability.

Analyze Your Way


Influent offers a robust set of analytics tools to get problem solving started. For unique cases, Influent can leverage third-party analytic tools.

Measure Everything


Influent makes measuring from different sources easy by normalizing the data. Data normalization converts measurements from different sources into a common format.

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The Process

Influent is the Ultimate Tool for Continuous Process Improvement and delivers facts to facilitate informed decision-making

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The Platform

Enterprise class platfrom designed for manufacturing

AMADA’s Influent system enables all production-related things in the shop to transform into a cyber-physical system, or Internet of Things.

Leveraging open standards whenever possible, Influent’s robust data acquisition capabilities include Non-AMADA machines and machining centers. AMADA’s IIoT Certified Things are pre-certified products and services guaranteed to work well within the Influent ecosystem.

Designed from the ground up using the latest microservice architecture, Influent Enterprise delivers hyper reliable performance suited for mission-critical deployment. Architected to provide the highest level of Security, Scalability, and Extensibility, Influent Enterprise is the ultimate Industrial IoT deployment platform for manufacturing businesses.

Influent Professional enables universal connectivity to all machines and devices, providing full shop data connectivity coverage. AMADA Professional Service provides ERP/MRP integration and functional customization to your specific requirements. Professional Service provides an unparalleled level of customization to tackle any challenges.

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The Roadmap

Clear roadmap from machine-centric to holistic solution

Influent Monitor

Delivers machine-centric monitoring and notification to get started with industrial IoT

Influent Monitor allows shops of any size to implement AMADA’s IIoT solution. Influent Monitor comes with an easy entry price and low yearly maintenance costs. Influent Monitor provides a machine-centric IIoT solution that can be put in place within a minimal time frame. You can also expand the Monitor package by upgrading to Influent Enterprise.

Influent Enterprise

Mission critical enterprise class IIoT framework specifically designed for ERP Integration

When you decide to take it to the next level, Influent Enterprise uses the same Hub Architecture as Monitor, making the upgrade to Enterprise easy.

The Enterprise version connects to your existing ERP/MRP software for more advanced analytics, and detailed information for each work center. Enterprise also allows you to customize the package for an IIoT solution that fits your shop’s needs.

Professional Service

Custom integration and development

AMADA’s Professional Service partnership delivers the best-in-class consulting and custom development service in the fabrication industry. Tap into AMADA’s cutting-edge domain experience and know-how to custom develop an Industrial IoT solution that is designed specifically for you.

The next step is simple!

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Features

Influent provides valuable reports and dashboards that show your factory performance, giving you the data you need to make informed decisions that will satisfy your bottom line and your customers.

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The Area Dashboard Provides a Bird’s Eye View of the Entire Shop Floor

Real-time Area Dashboard can help spot a problem work center. Under-performing machines are easily identifiable with the Greenlight percentage for the last hour of each machine, as well as the current state and time in the state, current program name, and alarm description. The Area Dashboard works great on the shop floor or in the office, providing glanceable information about the health and performance of individual work centers.

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AMADA influent apps

Detailed Information About Recent Past Performance

When you notice an underperforming work center from the Area Dashboard, the detailed Machine Dashboard can help you understand why. This dashboard also looks great displayed above your Amada equipment or in the office, providing program run information including start and end time, overall duration, and the number of runs. The Program Signal Activity for each program offers an even more granular view of machine activity. The rolling 4-hour machine activity graph will help you understand the recent machine activity. At the same time, the last 24 hours of activity is displayed with the day's target utilization achievement. The weekly activity summary provides another layer of analytics to spot patterns in production related to that machine.

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AMADA influent apps

Machine Utilization Summary

Machine-level utilization activity is fundamental to Machine monitoring. Seeing trends over time will help guide capacity planning, staffing, and potential machine issues. IIoT Professional Service Group Amada America Inc. Machine-level dashboards provide real-time data into machine status and utilization activity. Seeing trends over time will help guide decisions for capacity planning, staffing, and potential machine issues.

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AMADA influent apps

Program History Report

The Program History Report makes it easy to see what programs have run on your Amada AMNC and 3i controls. Select a machine and date range to see a program history summary by material and program count. The Program History Report provides a detailed view of what ran on your machine and how many completions there were. Export a CSV of the Program History Report and import it to your favorite Business Intelligence tool.

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AMADA influent apps

Machine Throughput Summary

Throughput provides a productivity metric beyond Greenlight-On. Understand work center productivity with the Throughput Summary displayed as total throughput per shift and average hourly throughput. Export a CSV of the Throughput Summary and import it to your favorite Business Intelligence tool.

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AMADA influent apps

On-Time Delivery — A Visible Trend of Missed Delivery Deadlines

Find and drill into work orders that are late, or about to be late, so you can understand where they are in the process right now, where the delay happened, and take action to ship on time.

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Actual vs. Estimate — Evaluates the Accuracy of Your Quotation Process

You can analyze quotation accuracy by Operation Type, Work Center, or Operator which all aid in continuous quote improvement. Since Influent records actual times you can easily compare these times to the estimates to help refine your quotes. Provides detailed information about the actual production time at each work center versus the estimated runtime from the ERP. View the report by Department, Work center, or Operator.

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AMADA influent apps

Schedule Deviation Report Identifies Patterns for Workcenters & Employees That Have Deviated From Your Planned Schedule

Operators are prompted for details on the Measure app if they try to do work out of order. The response they give is collected and analyzed so you can understand where schedule deviations are happening and what is causing them.

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The next step is simple!

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Influent’s Simple Process

Measure — Analyze — Improve

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Connected Things

Influent Solution is based on the simple process of connecting and measuring everything. Then meticulously analyze everything thats been measured, and make improvements based on the findings from the analysis.

The Influent platform enables all production-related things in the shop to be transformed into a cyber-physical system, or Internet of Things leveraging open standards whenever possible. Influent's robust data acquisition capabilities include non-AMADA machines and machining workcenters.

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Measure (Collect)

Once you have connected your things, it is time to learn about the things you have by measuring them and collecting data for current and future analytics

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Analyze (Study)

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Improve (Study)

Supercharge Continuous Improvements

Industrial IoT Solution is the single most significant tool for continuous improvement. For decades the benefits of continuous improvement process such as Lean and Six Sigma were enjoyed by only large companies due to the high cost of data collection. Today, Industrial IoT systems lower the cost barrier of data collection through connected technology.

AMADA’s IIoT framework enables cost-effective shop data collection and brings continuous improvement process to the masses. Today, any shop can practice continuous improvements with minimum investment.

The next step is simple!

To find out how Influent can empower your business, please contact us!

Enterprise-Class Industrial IIoT Platform

Designed specifically for manufacturers with mission-critical reliability standard.

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Perfectionists at Work

Designed from the ground up using the latest microservice architecture, Influent Enterprise delivers enterprise-class performance suited for mission-critical deployment. Architected to provide the highest level of Security, Scalability, and Extensibility, Influent Enterprise is the ultimate Industrial IoT deployment platform for manufacturing businesses.

Security


Today, security is at the top of everybody's mind. The problem with any cloud service is that you are giving control of your data over to someone else. And big repositories holding data from countless individual users are a natural target for hackers.

Influent Enterprise provides businesses with complete control of their data. Only data you need to see is uploaded to the cloud. Unlike other cloud-only based solutions, Influent is an on-premises solution with a cloud-hosting option to give you complete control of you data.

  • Minimize exposure to outside networks
  • Setup is done entirely within your internal network, aka Operation Technology (OT) network
  • Encrypted data transfer within your LAN for added security

Customize


No off-the-shelf software solution fits every shop. Influent is designed from the ground-up to be integrated with the client's existing IT investment through robust customization. IT environments that used to be a barrier can now be incorporated into the solution. Unique requirements or processes can be implemented the right way with Influent customization.

  • ERP/MRP integration ready
  • Architected to be customized
  • Professional Service can custom tailor your solution

Option to Choose Database


Influent offers the option to choose your SQL database under Professional Service. This makes integration with custom or legacy technology, that you may be locked into, possible with Influent professional services.

  • Leverage existing SQL database
  • Shorter learning curve
  • Lower administration cost
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Grow


As your business grows, you want your software investments to grow with you. Influent is designed to expand with your company. From simple to enterprise-wide implementation, influent is intended to be highly scalable. Influent offers diverse choices of back end SQL database and employs mission-critical enterprise level microservice architecture.

The next step is simple!

To find out how Influent can empower your business, please contact us!

Your IIoT Roadmap

Industrial IoT Roadmap custom built to your specification by manufacturing engineers.

Influent Monitor

Delivers machine-centric monitoring and notification to get IIoT started

Influent Monitor collects AMADA machine data for improved shop visibility, analytics and notifications. Monitor comes with a native iOS App that runs on iPad to capture granular operation data beyond machine status for greater problem-solving ability.

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Manage

Define work centers and employees to capture granular production data. View real-time machine status and support for external big screen dashboard

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Measure

Operator terminal for granular data captures such as setup, part handling, and other info. Employee work performance and distribution capture terminal

Influent Enterprise

Mission-critical enterprise class Industrial IoT framework designed for manufacturing

Designed from the ground up using the latest microservice architecture, Influent Enterprise delivers enterprise-class performance suited for mission-critical deployment.

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Analyze

Supervisors can identify where specific work is being done in real time with the live updating schedule.

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Syncro

Custom bidirectional integration/synchronization with existing ERP/MRP. Eliminates double entries and user-entry errors.

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Insight on Premises

Monitor the shop floor in real-time. Today, any shop can practice continuous improvements with minimum investment

The next step is simple!

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AMADA IIoT Professional Service

AMADA Professional Service delivers best in class consulting and custom development service.

A simple one-hour remote consultation is all it takes to get the process started. Followed by an onsite IIoT readiness assessment service that delivers a high-level IIoT readiness and roadmap report. The readiness and roadmap report gives the client a clear picture of what it takes to deploy a custom IIoT solution, which typically includes ERP/MRP integration.

Next, a professional service engagement agreement is all it takes to start customizing your IIoT solution. The customization process includes identifying pain points and employing various continous improvement techniques to derive measurement and analysis criteria.

Based on criteria, a custom solution is built on top of AMADA's robust IIoT solution framework. The completed custom solution is then implemented for data collection and analytics. From custom analytics, improvement is identified and introduced for further monitoring.

Newly introduced improvement is monitored for a set time and measured for effectiveness to complete the improvement cycle. A retrospective session is held to review the effectiveness of improvements and to discuss further enhancements.

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Sync

Does your ERP/MRP integration eliminate double data entry? Not all ERP integrations are the same

Influent can integrate with most modern ERP/MRP bidirectionally with real-time synchronization. Unlike CSV and meta file-based integration, Influent can be customized to integrate at the API-level in most cases to reduce possible file-based data corruption and losses.

Benefits of bidirectional synchronization include real-time data updates and the elimination of duplicate data entries, minimizing human error Influent Synchro integration technology delivers the best-in-class ERP/MRP integration, contributing to increases in productivity and reduction in data entry errors.

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Costing

Accurate costing is not a trivial matter when production involves DYNAMIC NESTING

More shops are deploying dynamic nesting as part of their blanking workflow to increase material utilization and streamline production flow. A nested sheet may contain multiple parts with varying quantities nested in various orientations. This can make per-part runtime calculation too challenging to obtain quickly.

Influent’s optional Advanced Costing Module (ACM) utilizes AMADA’s patent-pending (NC-Code Decomposition and Associativity) technology to accurately produce per-part runtime distribution from any nested sheet and any NC code. Influent ACM delivers nested sheet costing capabilities, resulting in highly-accurate per part cost analysis, even across dynamically nested sheets.

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Delivery

How visible is the status of machines and orders on your shop floor?
How can you take control of production?

Full visibility is the key to managing production and delivery. Influent Enterprise is capable of delivering complete production workflow visibility at the granular level. The fully-customized Enterprise solution is the most powerful tool to improve and manage production throughput for any shop environment.

Let AMADA's Professional Service build the exact solution you need to take control of your production and delivery.

The next step is simple!

To find out how Influent can empower your business, please contact us!

IIoT Contact

CONTACTS

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