October 26, 2023 | Press Releases
State College, PA – KCF Technologies, a leading provider of cutting-edge Machine Health solutions, is proud to announce a strategic collaboration with Metropolitan State University of Denver’s (MSU Denver) Industry 4.0 Center of Excellence at Auraria. This partnership aims to progress the manufacturing industry’s adoption of the latest Industry 4.0 technologies at scale. Together, KCF Technologies and MSU Denver are collaborating on one critical part of Industry 4.0 related to machine health and addressing key pain points related to maintenance, reliability, and workforce adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies.
“The potential benefits are enormous. By leveraging and upgrading the existing tools of AMSI with even newer technologies, this new center will give our students a world-beating education, while also offering expert training to local businesses.”Mark Yoss
Director of Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute
KCF Technologies has deployed its SMARTsensing High-Definition Wireless Vibration Sensors at the MSU Denver campus, creating a live demonstration environment for industry stakeholders. As an official referral partner of KCF Technologies, MSU Denver is poised to assist manufacturers in overcoming their most pressing challenges, including unplanned downtime and safety issues, while elevating industrial workers with technology, all through the adoption of state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 technology.
KCF Technologies recently conducted a survey within the manufacturing industry to identify the root causes of machine health degradation. The survey results revealed that improper maintenance accounted for a staggering 48% of the issues, while adoption by workers of technology to solve this problem at scale was the number one opportunity to overcome challenges like improper maintenance.
“Our partnership with MSU Denver is not just about installing sensors; it’s about preparing the current and future workforce for the demands of the advanced manufacturing sector. By addressing the challenges highlighted in the industry survey, we can make significant strides in eliminating downtime, enhancing safety, and improving maintenance practices.”Sean Buda
VP of Marketing
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ABOUT KCF TECHNOLOGIES
KCF Technologies offers the industry’s most comprehensive and scalable Machine Health Platform, backed by over two decades of experience. With a global presence spanning six continents and serving more than 600 unique locations, KCF Technologies has saved over 75,000 hours of downtime across 135,000 assets worldwide. Their solution combines real-time analytics, machine learning, and SMARTdiagnostics software to empower businesses to take the right actions at the right time, ensuring optimal machine performance.
About Metro State University of Denver’s Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence
The MSU Denver Industry 4.0 Center of Excellence at Auraria is dedicated to helping manufacturers successfully implement digital transformation technologies. With a focus on streamlining operations, improving product affordability, and enhancing competitiveness, the Center is a pivotal player in Colorado’s Industry 4.0 landscape. By partnering with the Auraria academic institutions, University of Colorado Denver and Community College of Denver, the Center of Excellence serves as a demonstration sandbox for cutting-edge technology. The Industry 4.0 Center of Excellence also addresses the critical workforce training needs in the state. By bridging the gap between advanced manufacturing technologies and the workforce, the Center ensures that both manufacturers and future workers are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities presented by the fourth industrial revolution.