CADDIS Announces New Referral Program

Ready to increase your profits?

Ready to enter Manufacturing 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing? 

Earn $1500 CADDIS CREDIT with our new Referral Program!


How It Works:

New Customers:  All new qualified* customers receive one free unit ($1,500 value!), for a limited time only.

Existing Customers:  For existing customers, or new customers that soon will become existing customers. Every qualified* referral you supply that accepts this limited time offer, the company you refer receives 1 no charge unit and your company receives 1 no charge unit too!

Annual Data fees of $200/unit apply at time of shipment. Caddis to confirm qualifications of referred and new customers, all rights retained to determine qualified versus unqualified on an account by account review. Data fee to charge at time of shipment. All no charge units must be installed on equipment within 30 days of receipt or the unit must be returned within 5 days at the receivers’ expense or will be charged full amount of unit.

 


Let’s enter together and help your supply base, friends, and customers do the same!

Contact Chris Moore for more information, or to apply to the Referral Program

OR, Request a Free Demo

 

Chris Moore, VP of Marketing
Caddis Systems | 563.823.6218 | Email Chris

Why Is Machine Monitoring Important For Your Company to Be Successful

 

In the last few years, machine monitoring has gone from “Something Nice To Do” to “Something We Must Do”. The reason behind this transition is simply because succeeding in business has become increasingly competitive due to overseas competition and customers expecting high quality at a lower cost.

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Luckily, Caddis Systems has developed a cost-effective machine monitoring system that is easy to integrate into your production environment and provides you with a visually intuitive dashboard that is viewable on any device. Our customers continuously provide us with feedback on how they use Caddis and the positive results they are now seeing as a result of integrating Caddis into their production environment.

 

Below is a short summary of why machine monitoring is important to the success of our customers.

Machine Utilization: This is extremely important when it comes to capital expenditures. We hear from many customers that in the past if they were told they needed a new machine to keep up with production, they simply took this as fact and spent the money. The reality is that in many cases, the solution was not to spend $250-$500k on a new CNC but to better schedule the current machines they have. The only way supervisors and decision-makers were able to overcome excess spending on high dollar items was to clearly see the utilization data Caddis provides and then make purchasing decisions based on factual data rather than best guesses.

Predictive Maintenance: No one likes to be the messenger when it comes to telling their boss that their machine is down. In the past handwritten notes on maintenance actions probably kind of work but it’s easy to forget maintenance when production is speeding along and delivery schedules need to be met to keep the customers happy. Unfortunately not maintaining a machine on a regular schedule or not noticing clear signs of machine wear can cause costly results. Caddis has Predictive Maintenance capabilities that allow a user to enter in a schedule and then get reminders when machines are due for service.

In addition, a user can track cycle runtime and downtime. So over time, a user will see that a machine typically experiences some sort of failure at a specific point of time. Another nice aspect of the Caddis Predictive Maintenance capabilities is tracking such signs of breakdown such as vibration, psi, and fluid, stack, or ambient temperature. By setting up certain excessive thresholds within Caddis, the user is alerted by text, email, or audio/visual alarm on the shop floor that a machine is showing signs of failure and address the issue immediately.

Shift Accountability: In an ideal world every shift would perform at the same level of efficiency. However, we don’t live in an ideal world so we must adapt to overcoming shortcomings in shift efficiency. While some customers had initial concerns about Caddis being a “big brother” tool that would upset their employees, it was quickly realized that Caddis not only held people accountable to on-time starts and OEE. Caddis also gave operators and supervisors more control over their success. Now they are made aware of potential machine issues and they can schedule their department, cell, or machine in a way to become much more efficient than they were able to previously.

Caddis has also brought about some friendly competition between departments and shifts. By meeting or exceeding efficiency expectations, employees and owners are now enjoying the increased profits which lead to overall not only a more stress-free and stable work environment but also an increase in salaries, bonuses, profit sharing, etc.

If you are ready to increase the success of your business, please reach out to us and request a demo to learn how Caddis Systems can help you be a leader in your industry.

Air Compressor Monitoring

Machine Efficiency: Air Compressor Monitoring

If you are interested in machine efficiency, then air compressor monitoring is for you. Having the capacity to consistently track your machine’s progress is an effective method to monitor machine health and analyze real-time data.

In fact, Caddis Systems provides the perfect peace of mind to those businesses that rely on air compressors to perform a critical function for their business. Additionally, Caddis has multiple inputs allowing it to automatically detect machine status. This ensures that all data is streamed via the dashboard and can be monitored with ease and convenience. 

Caddis SystemsWhen air compressors are not performing properly, they can clearly become huge energy wasters. This is why air compressor monitoring software has a major impact on the amount of energy used. Furthermore, using preventative machine maintenance often saves on unnecessary downtime. 

Additionally, temperature monitoring allows the user to control process parameters or monitor machine health while analog input is user-configurable. All the data is streamed to the user dashboard for monitoring, and multiple digital outputs allow for visual/audible alarms to be fired. When a temperature threshold or machine downtime is detected, the user is immediately notified via text or email in addition to the analog alarms.

Simple System Set-Up

The system can be set up in minutes:
• Power up the device
• Connect device to network
• Provide input signal
• Log into the dashboard
• Start monitoring facility

The cost to integrate Caddis Systems into your company is minimal when compared to the lost revenue due to machine shutdown.

Here is a cost breakdown:

Device Cost: $1,500 per device (one time)
Data Storage & R&D Cost: $200 (per year)

For more information, please contact us today for a FREE DEMO.

Conveyor Monitoring

Caddis Systems is the perfect solution for companies that depend on their conveyors to efficiently run their business. If it’s critical that you know your conveyor speeds to track production as well as track cycles or revolutions then Caddis is a cost-effective solution to putting this data in front of you.

From mining to packaging and numerous other industries that depend on a well maintained and fully utilized conveyor system, Caddis will give you the data you need to be a leader in your field.

All the data is streamed to the user dashboard for monitoring, and multiple digital outputs allow for visual/audible alarms to be fired. When a user-defined threshold is exceeded or machine downtime is detected, the user is immediately notified via text or email in addition to the analog audio and visual alarms.

 

The system can be set up in minutes:
• Power up the device
• Connect device to network
• Provide input signal
• Log into dashboard
• Start monitoring facility

 

 

The cost to integrate Caddis Systems into your company is minimal when compared to the lost revenue due to machine shutdown.

 

Below is a cost breakdown.

Device Cost: $1,500 per device (One time)
Data Storage & R&D Cost: $200 (per year)
No license fees, no seat fees, no software fees, and free remote support with low-cost on-site support available.

 

Take advantage of our 2-month trial period offer, and let us show you how we can help your business! 

 

Preventative Maintenance

Caddis Systems is the perfect system to ensure your business avoids unplanned downtime by using data to address potential problems prior to machine failure. Caddis comes equipped with discrete inputs and a type-k thermocouple port out of the box while the 0-10v analog input allows for a variety of off the shelf sensors to be integrated.

 

Machine Monitoring

Temperature monitoring allows the user to control process parameters or monitor machine health while analog input is user-configurable. All the data is streamed to the user dashboard for monitoring, and multiple digital outputs allow for visual/audible alarms to be fired.

 

The system can be set up in minutes:

• Power up device
• Connect device to network
• Provide input signal
• Log into dashboard
• Start monitoring facility

 

Preventative maintenance is all about being prepared. Caddis has been used in a wide variety of applications to allow businesses to stay running and keep their equipment in excellent working order which decreases capital expenses and increases revenue.

 

Current Caddis Preventative Maintenance Applications:
• Coolant Pumps
• HVAC Systems
• Packaging Conveyors
• Mining Conveyors
• Boilers
• Compressors
• CNC’s
• Plastic Molding Machines
• Rolling Machines

 

The cost to integrate Caddis Systems into your company is minimal when compared to the lost revenue due to machine shutdown.

Below is a cost breakdown:
Device Cost: $1,500 per device (one time)
Data Storage & R&D Cost: $200 (per year)

 

Contact us to request a free demo! 

 

Remote Facility and Warehouse Monitoring

 

If you need to monitor the HVAC systems, boilers, air compressors, and any other piece of equipment at large warehouses or storage facilities, Caddis is the perfect machine monitoring system. Caddis connects directly to these machines to allow you a view of one facility or an entire network of facilities. You will have real-time data displayed in an intuitive dashboard that indicates if your machines are fully functioning and what the temperature is at each location.

 

Find out more about this trial by clicking here.

If a machine shuts down or violates a pre-set threshold, you will immediately be notified by text or email. There are also multiple digital outputs that allow for visual/audible alarms to be fired when thresholds are exceeded for those facilities that may have staff on-site.

 


Take advantage of trialing Caddis Systems at your location or multiple locations for one month at no cost. During the trial phase, you will receive all the support you need to fully integrate Caddis into your environment and feel confident that your assets are protected.


The system can be set up in minutes:

  • Power up device
  • Connect device to network
  • Provide input signal
  • Log into dashboard
  • Start monitoring facility

 

The cost to integrate Caddis Systems into your company is minimal when compared to the lost revenue due to machine shutdown. Below is a cost breakdown.

Device Cost: $1,500 per device (one time)

Data Storage & R&D Cost: $200 (per year)

Work Place Distractions

10 Workplace Distractions And How to Manage

As we slowly transition back to our offices and “new normal”, we’ll need to once again get used to working around and with other people. We were finally getting into the groove of working from home and managing our pet, kids, and spouse distractions, and now we are heading back to the workplace!

Below are some tips on how to better manage workplace distractions in a bustling environment, and it always comes back to productivity!  Here are 10 workplace distractions:

  1. Email
  2. Office Phones
  3. Smart Phones
  4. People Stopping By Office or Cubicle (complainers, gossipers, chatty)
  5. “Watercooler Chat”
  6. Social Media
  7. Meetings
  8. Too Many Bosses
  9. Report Redundancy
  10. The “Too Many Question” Guy

 

Not every suggestion below applies to every workplace environment, nor will it apply to every situation. Some may be required to constantly monitor email, answer phone calls, or speak with guests and customers. But, by doing just a few of these tips below will help everyone be more productive and successful in completing their work. The number suggestion I actively take part in is The Pomodoro method.

 

  • The Pomodoro “tomato timer” method
    • Work in 25-minute increments on only one task. Set a timer. When the timer goes off, take a short break and resume again with another 25-minute increment. Do not multi-task, one task only. This has worked wonderfully for many people by helping them stay focused, and producing more quality work.  If you chose to do any of these ideas on reducing workplace distraction, I like the Pomodoro Method.

 

  • Close down your email and check only once per hour, not every time a notification dings on your computer or smartphone.

 

  • The same goes for social media. Only check at designated times, don’t have social media tabs open on your desktop or smartphone for easy access. It’s too tempting and is distracting to have social media tabs open all day.

 

  • If you are not required to answer the phone as a core function of your job, i.e. you aren’t the info desk, put your phone on Do Not Disturb (DND) while working on one focused task.

 

  • Close your office door for a few hours each day, close the blinds, and state “out of office” or “do not disturb”. Sometimes folks don’t pay attention to the door sign so I opt for the “I’m not in the office” option.

 

workplace distraction

  • Don’t engage in gossip and meaningless chit-chat. This is doesn’t say “don’t be social”. Simply stop engaging with this type of conversation, and people will stop approaching you with trivial information. Again, socializing is a good thing at work. But how you socialize matters.

 

  • Block out chunks of time on your shared Outlook calendar. This will motivate you 1) work on these tasks during these designated times and 2) lets others know you wish not to be disturbed during these timeframes.

 

  • Take a short walk one time per hour. This means, get away from your desk! At a minimum, stand up at taking some deep breaths. Getting some fresh air, I promise, will help you to think more clearly.

 

  • Don’t take work home with you at night. Sometimes, this is unavoidable. But it’s my experience if I don’t take a break from thinking about work-related projects and tasks, I do not perform optimally. Sometimes the best ideas come up when you aren’t thinking of those 101 things you have to do!

 

Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the luxury of an administrative assistant who can screen our calls, answer our emails, and intercept the “stop by”. By being proactive and setting some boundaries with the tips above you’re sure to see an uptick in your productivity and overall job satisfaction, and less distraction in your daily work life!

Tips For Successfully Working From Home

 

 

machine monitoring system

Have a routine. Get up and get going. Take that shower, do your workout, and get dressed for work! It’s so tempting to stay in your sweat pants and just roll out of bed to your laptop. Trust me when I say you’ll feel better, be more productive, and have more energy if you stick with a routine. It helps to get into a groove and be in “work mode” at the same time, every day.

 

Designate your own workspace. It’s hard, I know! But do try to find a small corner of your home to designate as your own, for your work only. I have a friend that uses her closet! She claims it helps with acoustics and noise while on calls, and her family will leave her alone. Everyone needs to be able to walk away from their work as it’s easy to start the bad habit of work and home blending into one. Designate your space and keep to that space for work only.

 

Have the right tools in place. Depending on your type of business, different software and tools can help you to stay organized and efficient. Zoom is a hit for connecting with co-workers; if you’re not Zooming, you aren’t connecting! CRM systems and ERP software are essential in keeping organized with sales and prospects, especially while working remotely. If your business is manufacturing, Caddis offers the best system for remote machine monitoring with real-time alerts.

 

For more info on how Caddis can help your company please contact us

 

Establish a start and stop times. Some of us have this automatically built into our day. For example, if you are in support services you will log in to your phones and system at 8:00 AM and log off at 5:00 PM. Done. But for others, like my friend who is a college recruiter, start and stop times are not always set in stone. It’s crucial you define your working hours, especially if you have a family in quarantine with you. Establishing your designated work hours will help you from working more than you should, and help you set good, healthy boundaries.

 

Machine Monitoring

Handle interruptions before they start. Working from home you would think your interruptions would be less. Not true during quarantine! Especially if your spouse and kids are in lockdown with you. The kids are hungry, the dogs need to go outside, and your spouse wants your attention to watch another YouTube clip, all before 8:45 AM. You need a plan in place for handling interruptions, otherwise, you won’t get your work done! Set clear expectations for who and when your family can interrupt your work. It will help you all manage the day so much better.

 

Everyone has the same struggles when it comes to working at home during quarantine and “shelter in place” orders. We are all trying to find ways to manage our work-life balance in this unprecedented time. The tips above revolve around routine, productivity, and communication. Do your best each day to manage expectations, and don’t be afraid to invest in tools that will help you be successful while working remotely.

Achieve Work-Life Balance With Caddis’ Machine Monitoring System

We’ve all heard the buzz term “work-life balance”. What is work-life balance, and what does a machine monitoring system have to do with it?

Work Life Balance

 

Work-life balance means different things to different people and industries. To some, it means having time for family and friends. To others, it means having a flexible work schedule or the ability to work from home. And still, to others, it means not taking work home at night and not checking emails at all hours. It means maintaining boundaries.

 

The idea of work-life balance is similar to what Caddis can do for machines; taking care of monitoring efficiency and productivity for each machine. Any machine in any industry is eligible for use with our system. Let us show you how!  Most people don’t want to be plugged into their job 24/7, and investment in a machine monitoring system for businesses gives peace of mind; it gives the necessity to be constantly plugged is in the past!

 

Machine Monitoring System Helps Achieve Work-Life Balance

With the country currently practicing social distancing, having the ability to monitor productivity off-site, is yet another reason investing in a real-time remote monitoring system like Caddis can benefit your business!  Caddis’ System alerts are sent when critical issues arise, which are customized for each customer and business need. No longer does one need to worry about human error, data is continually recorded for historical observation, or can be monitored in real-time too.

 

Caddis is cloud-based, so having to be on-site to monitor machines and productivity is no longer an issue! Simple and quick alerts are sent, or, just check-in and monitor the machines’ data in real-time. All of this allows for the freedom of work-life balance. For more information on what Caddis machine monitoring system can do for your business, click here and we’ll be in touch! 

Who is CADDIS?

Machine Monitoring

Caddis Systems evolved out of necessity. The system’s concept was hatched to become a leading innovator in machine monitoring software and utilization.

We observed a growing need for real-time data monitoring to help businesses collect quality data to increase productivity. The “old” model of machine monitoring is dependent upon human and manual observations, which creates a lag-time in communication and can be inaccurate.

In addition to productivity and efficiency, critical issues need to be addressed in the present, not after the fact. This prompted our investment in creating an affordable, durable, and reliable machine monitoring system.

 

So, where does the name “Caddis” come from?

The name Caddis was initially inspired by a type of fly that is used in fly fishing. The founder of Caddis, Andy Moore, saw the similarities between how the Caddis fly is attracted to light, similar to how the Caddis device can pull a signal from a stack light, and how its’ wings beating can represent the cycle times of a machine.

 

It also makes a pretty cool logo that combines nature with manufacturing!  

 

Contact us for more info or to request a demo! and to learn more about our machine monitoring software!