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Posted on 5 Oct 2020

You know what, we are not very comfortable with shouting about how good we are…we are British after all. So we thought, why not just let people try our system for themselves and they can decide whether they want to buy it.

So here it is..the INTOUCH 60 DAY FREE TRIAL.

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Sign up is pretty straightforward. Click on the ‘free trial’ link on any page of our website. Fill in some details and then we contact you to get some basic information such as your company details, how many machines you use, the type of machines they are and some other ops information. We do some techy stuff back at Intouch HQ and then walk you through the process of getting your MES system up and running in no time.

What benefits can you expect to see with Intouch?

A production monitoring system can truly transform your manufacturing operation, but the key benefits are:

Reduction in Downtime

An MES helps reduce downtime (increase uptime) by having alerts and alarms whenever a machine stops, enabling an operator to sort the issue out quickly.

Reasons for downtime are also recorded, making analysis and problem solving easy.

You can also set up changeover alerts so operators can prepare the right tools and materials without needing downtime.

Increased Throughput

The Intouch scheduling Gantt chart highlights where bottlenecks are likely to occur as well as shows spare capacity, so the plan can be changed accordingly which increases throughput. Very handy when a customer asks for a last minute job!

Reduced Energy Use

With energy being a significant cost of manufacturing, keeping an eye on energy use and not wasting it when machines are lying idle is very important. Intouch identifies excessive energy users and they can be investigated through individual machine monitoring.

Alarms can be put in place to alert users that a machine has been left on when not in use and decisions can be made to significantly reduce energy consumption.

Increased Quality/ Reduction in Scrap

Intouch monitors quality to ensure that products are being made to specification and meet product safety standards.

It also flags failing processes and allows the user to react quickly to bad or non standard production – meaning problems are solved before too much material and time is wasted and quality and compliance is assured.

Better use of labour/ Reduced Overtime

Real-time monitoring removes the costs and errors of collecting production and process data manually and enables your personnel to use their time more efficiently whilst the high visibility motivates production staff to keep machines operational (can get quite competitive sometimes!).

About Intouch

We have been in business since 1997. We are very proud of our customer service. We are in over 300 sites worldwide. We have implemented Intouch in pretty much every type of manufacturing industry and process.

What our customers say about us

Plastics Parts DirectSince implementing the Intouch i4 Cloud, Monday morning start-up times have improved by 1 hour across all machines, cycle times have improved by 5-8%, uptime has been significantly improved and the real-time data has prompted us to buy a new machine and instantly we saw an increase of 30% in efficiency and cycle times and a reduction in power consumption too.’

OnePlastics Group,  ‘Intouch has without question increased our profitability’ and one of their blue chip customers quoted ‘The (Intouch) system gives you the point of difference compared to other suppliers.’

LVSAmazing product which has helped us scale whilst keeping on top of productivity’

Posted on 22 May 2020

NPE 2021

West Hall, Booth W186

NPE® is the largest plastics trade show in the Americas. With more than 1 million net square feet of exhibit space including 13 must-see technology zones, and over 2,000 exhibiting companies, NPE2021 will bring the newest and most innovative plastics solutions together in one space. Register now to see how the plastics industry is transforming the future.

Posted on 15 May 2020

Intouch is delighted to once again be exhibiting at the UK’s number 1 plastics show, Interplas. The show brings together over 500 exhibiting companies to present solutions, products, machines and ideas to the UK manufacturing industry.

Intouch will be showcasing our scalable, immediately accessible subscription based Intouch i4 Cloud production and processing monitoring system that starts saving you money and clarifying your production from the first day of implementation. 

Harness the power of industry 4.0 to

  •  Improve OEE
  •  Improve Throughput
  •  Decrease Downtime
  •  Increase Profit
  •  Reduce Energy Consumption
  •  Improve quality

‘Since implementing the Intouch i4 Cloud, Monday morning start up times have improved by 1 hour across all machines, cycle times have improved by 5-8%, uptime has been significantly improved and the real-time data has prompted us to buy a new machine and instantly we saw an increase of 30% in efficiency and cycle times and a reduction in power consumption too.’ Plastics Parts Direct

Posted on 24 March 2020

COVID – 19

Keep operational safely with Intouch smart  factory remote or onsite real-time monitoring and control

Following Government advice regarding COVID-19 precautions, the Intouch team are working remotely for the moment. We remain committed to providing the same high level of service whilst ensuring the safety and well-being of our staff and customers and keeping disruption to a minimum.

For any Customers needing to remotely control and manage their manufacturing operations/processes, all the Intouch modules can be made available to view and control on any device (on site and remotely) with different user-defined permission levels. All the production data is accessible and view-able in real-time, the “drag and drop” Gantt scheduling charts can be viewed and controlled remotely and the MESi (Manufacturing Execution System Intelligence) reports are fully configurable and accessible from any device.

Several exhibitions and events that we had planned have been postponed but we are available to discuss your requirements and the Intouch system can be easily demonstrated online.

The Intouch i4 Cloud solution is a very cost-effective monthly subscription system that can be accessible immediately via the internet and has an instant ROI, is easily scale-able according to requirements with support, updates and backups managed (remotely) by us, making the system just about ‘plug and play’.