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Mayday Manufacturing Part of Tailwind Technologies Uses VIMANA for Machine Monitoring

Berkeley, CA, May 02, 2014 --( Mayday Manufacturing successfully uses VIMANA, the manufacturing software platform for improving shop floor production efficiency. Located in Denton, Texas, Mayday is a global supplier of precision bushings, sleeves, pins, and spacers to the aerospace, defense, and homeland security markets. Mayday also produces turned parts that include milled features such as flange flats, slots, grooves, notches, and tangs. Tougher close tolerance components made from high risk raw materials have been a particular success for the company over the last quarter century. Mayday Manufacturing is an operating company of Tailwind Technologies, Inc.

Doug Wulf, VP of Manufacturing at Mayday, shared why the firm entered the site wide selection of the platform by System Insights, “We selected VIMANA due to the fact their system has more value for the buck than the other MTConnect applications we reviewed…and there were many. Also, the software is customizable and virtually any machine tool control can be connected. Finally, we found the technical staff to be of the highest degree of competency. In the end, System Insights and VIMANA scored 1st in all of our evaluation categories.”

Rick Moran, COO of System Insights, echoed the respect for Mayday, and stated, “We were impressed by Mayday’s thorough assessment process and are excited to be working with Doug and his team. VIMANA will be monitoring and analyzing data from over 50 devices at the site that include machine tools from Mazak, Mori Seiki, Star and Brother and coordinate measuring machines from Hexagon Metrology.”

VIMANA is the only software product that combines a comprehensive real-time data solution, based on the MTConnect data standard, with multi-dimensional, complex reasoning and machine learning technologies to deliver predictive manufacturing solutions for both machining-based discrete and process manufacturing industries.

VIMANA identifies periods of production losses using a sophisticated classification engine, and provides users with the information and insight needed to improve utilization. VIMANA includes real-time dashboards as well as historical reports and analysis; it integrates with a wide range of modern and legacy factory equipment using the MTConnect open standard for machine tool data interoperability.

Upcoming System Insights Events:
· System Insights will be exhibiting at The Hardinge Machine Technology Show 2014 on May 13-14, 2014.
· System Insights will also be sponsoring and attending the 6th CIRP International Conference on High Performance Cutting on June 23-25, 2014 at the University of California, Berkeley, CA.
· Additionally, System Insights will exhibit at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at Booth: E-4736 Pavilion: IANA. The show will be September 8-13 at McCormick Place, Chicago IL.

System Insights (, based in Berkeley, California, with offices in Chennai, India, is a leading global supplier of manufacturing software in both machining based, discrete and process industries. VIMANA delivers predictive analytics solutions to improve clients’ efficiency, productivity, and profitability. VIMANA is the only software product that combines a comprehensive real-time data solution, based on the MTConnect data standard, with multi-dimensional, complex reasoning and machine learning technologies. VIMANA provides these data while enabling customers to realize sustainable manufacturing objectives. The VIMANA software platform delivers a unique combination of Cloud Computing and Big Data capabilities that sets out to revolutionize the economics of manufacturing. System Insights is a proud member of both AMT (Association for Manufacturing Technology) and NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association). Follow System Insights on Twitter @systeminsights.

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William Sobel, CEO
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