IMTS 2016: Shop-Floor Management Software


5ME’s Freedom 4.0 updates the popular Freedom eLOG software, with a focus on manufacturing efficiency that integrates seamlessly to provide full transparency into manufacturing processes. These include asset utilization, performance, quality and OEE, as well as machine health and process health. Recognizing patterns and trends allows finely tuned management of equipment operations, leading to increased productivity and profitability. The new software continues the Freedom eLOG tradition of providing real-time monitoring and analysis, machine diagnostics, and a comprehensive array of manufacturing metrics. 5ME will demonstrate this new software in the following booths at IMTS 2016: Hydromat (S-8348), Sunnen (N-7400) Okuma (S-8500), Mazak (S-8300), FFG MAG (S-8129), Bosch Rexroth (E-4854), and NUM (E-4837).

The system is a multi-tenant approach that offers segregation as well as customization for each user on the account. It provides unique options such as a 7-day survey view, enhanced reports with configurable graphics and data tables with sortable/selectable columns, collapsible menus, custom downtime categories, and flexibility to categorize unclassified time. It also features unlimited user-configured “watch” notifications to alert users or user groups of machine conditions and increased flexible machine schedules. Perhaps the most exciting new feature with Freedom 4.0 is SmartBoards (Smart Dashboards). It allows users to easily configure customized screens that incorporate data elements that are most important to them, as well as the ability to embed images, websites, work instructions, spec sheets, or any other salient information.

The feature rich IoT software is usable by small shops as well as global enterprises, where it can connect seamlessly with ERP, MES, CMMS, and quality business systems and can be accessed anytime via any device with a browser. Like its predecessor, Freedom 4.0 is fully MTConnect compliant.



  • Hydromat (S-8348)
  • Sunnen (N-7400)
  • Okuma (S-8500)
  • Mazak (S-8300)
  • FFG MAG (S-8129)
  • Bosch Rexroth (E-4854)
  • NUM (E-4837)
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