2018 January Blackbird Newsletter

We hope you are staring this year with a head full of exciting thoughts and plans.
We are happy to announce a new colleague is joining our development team in January and will help us enhance our platform and services for our global customers in 2018. We are excited to share our monthly updates here on our newsletter and we are looking forward to hearing feedback from you.

In this issue, we share a case story of our newly launched Blackbird Check-in: Monitoring availability of CNC machines on your smartphone.  We are also happy to share few great functional updates on Blackbird application. e.g. alarm function on Factbird analog. 

Blackbird Newsletter - December 2017

At this special time of the year, we are thankful for customers like you who have placed the trust in us. We are excited to continue the adventure towards industry 4.0 together with you in the coming year.

On our last newsletter of the year, we would like to officially launch our new product. Blackbird Check-in joins the Blackbird product family to strengthen the capability to connect processes to a digital platform while keeping the concept of the fast-track to industry 4.0:  plug and play, an end to end solution without requiring any integration on your existing systems.  We also introduce one of our customer cases where Check-in is introduced to enhance the downtime analysis.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a successful new year!

Blackbird Newsletter - November

Greetings from Blackbird

We are pleased to offer a sneak peek at a product we have been working on for quite some time. We call this product the Blackbird Check-in, which is the next step in our quest to connect real shop floors to cloud computing in real time. Blackbird Check-in was built with the same goal we had when building Factbird: Fast track to industry 4.0. 
We also showcase a customer use case by answering one of the frequently asked questions from our customers: "Can Factbird replace a traditional SCADA system?"  Lastly, please do not miss the section "Blackbird Tips", where we introduce a new function on Stop page. 
Enjoy reading!  

October Newsletter

Greetings from Blackbird

We hope you are having a nice autumn season.  Have you enjoyed “Oktoberfest” with lots of beers or “Mid-Autumn festival” with lots of moon cakes?
We are happy to announce that our development team has doubled in the last three months to continue to provide good & speedy solutions and services to our customers. We always welcome your thoughts, questions and requests.
In this newsletter, read one of the successful Factbird cases at a seed manufacturing factory, where the production capacity increased 20%. 
Enjoy reading !  

September Newsletter

We hope you had a good summer! 

We are celebrating the Blackbird Newsletter's first birthday this month and we want to thank our wonderful curious readers for giving us a time email read rate. We will continue to improve the content and provide useful content and your feedback is always welcome.

On this newsletter, we are happy to share our publications in Danish media. We hope our articles encourage many small-medium companies to take a step forward to industry 4.0. We are also happy to share a user application case: "Make your production maintenance system real time". Lastly but not least, we would like to share tips: how to compare production performance of this week with last week on Blackbird system. 

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Blackbird customer case on Danish magazine "Jern-Maskinindustrien" 11th August 2017

One of our customer cases is published on Jern-Maskinindustrien both online and printed paper.

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Data-analyse giver færre flaskehalse

Baltic Packaging har sat små sensorer til at registrere produktionen. Det har skabt en faktabaseret kultur, der gør det nemmere at indrette produktionen mere fleksibelt med færre flaskehalse.

Blackbird Newsletter August 2017

Greetings from Blackbird

We are happy to share that Blackbird system is the fast track to Industry 4.0.
Blackbird has also been used for some short-term projects, since it does not require any integration or big IT investment.  If there is any industry 4.0 initiatives in your organization, give us a try to see how it works!  When you love it, your factory will be more efficient forever and you can easily expand as needed without a huge upfront cost. We are happy to share such case in this newsletter – A Factbird User Company Journey, Stepwise approach. Later in this newsletter, we also share Blackbird tips – Visualization of the process on a shop floor. 

Moving toward industry 4,0 does not have to be "all or nothing". You can start small, and grow incrementally.
Enjoy reading and enjoy August!

Read full story at: http://mailchi.mp/0e6e24006934/0okh0ah6rt-1056549


Blackbird customer case on Danish media "TekniskFokus" 10th August 2017

One of our customer cases is published on TekniskFokus today. 

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En mindre produktionsvirksomhed bruger dataopsamlingsværktøjet Factbird som en vigtig del af virksomhedens udvikling, fordi man har indset, at pålidelige data er langt mere værdifulde end meninger.

Read full story :  http://www.tekniskfokus.dk/data-er-vigtigere-end-meninger/

Blackbird Newsletter July - Realtime Production Monitoring on Smartphones -

Thanks to our wonderful customers all over the world, our solution has been implemented over 12 industries by now, e.g. beverage, food, pharma, packaging, automotive, injection molding etc.  We are now collecting data from more than 100 lines and machines.

We are happy to see so many customers embracing Industry 4.0 and we are here to help no matter how big and how small their organizations are. We continue to develop the technology that offers a shortcut to industry 4.0 to companies in all sizes.
In this newsletter, we are happy to share two of our videos. One is a customer case video: “Baltic packaging made a first step toward data driven management”, and the other is the presentation made by Managing Partner of Blackbird at ICDK conference.

Enjoy reading and enjoy summer (for anyone in North hemisphere) !