Some machines in smaller or medium-sized companies probably still look like this or something similar. Often also called "old sweethearts." Thanks to proper maintenance they are still in operations and fulfill their duties.
Surely I can't become as digital with these machines as with today's "new" machines, that's clear, but I can already use products for these machines today that don't need any connection to the Internet from the machine side.
As an example, I would like to mention the ServiceBoard, with this app I can send service requests to the manufacturer directly via my smartphone or tablet and save myself the telephone call and lengthy explanations. Also, I can add up to 3 pictures directly. If there should be a bigger problem, I can show the issue directly to the service technician thanks to the video diagnosis without having to explain for a long time what I exactly mean. This not only saves me time but also the service technician and that is cash, which I save.
A digital solution for panel saws is already available from tapio partner HOMAG. With HOMAG intelliDivide I can easily optimize my saws without having to connect them to the Internet. This way I can book this option for one month if I have a large order and have my panel material optimized. This not only saves me time but also money if, for example, I am processing a costly material.
Optimize-> Download cutting plan-> Saws-> very easy.
These are the first steps that also my old treasures can be equipped with digital solutions and who knows what will come in the future...
In this sense: Don't think analog, think digital!