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OEE: Productivity analysis for manufacturing

Keeping track of waste

Increasing raw material and energy prices as well as two-fisted piece-cost calculations allow no room for inefficient economic production. Especially in times of a flattening economy, a detailed analysis of the manufacturing process is indispensible - this is the only way to optimize production capacity. BRANKAMP ProcessMonitoring systems offer the possibility of obtaining information about the productivity of a production run through the code OEE.

The efficient use of resource materials, personnel and capital must be continuously optimized in order to ensure cost-effective production. This includes, among other things, identifying all opportunities for reducing piece-costs, as well as for improving utilization und quality. A waste of resources can be prevented in this manner. Using the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) code, the actual performance capacity of a production run can be calculated in detail. For this, all relevant machine data will be recorded and analyzed. The OEE value is made up of the sum of system availability, performance index and quality-rate of the piece-count being produced. The closer the OEE code comes to 100 percent, the better the utilization of the machine. BRANKAMP has integrated this and other useful functions into module 10 of the BRANKAMP Factory M systems. With Overall Equipment Effectiveness, the tenth building-block of the innovative ProductionMonitoring system concentrates on the monitoring and usefulness of the manufacturing process. Module 10 can be used for monitoring multiple machines and is available for 1,600 Euros. The operator obtains information at the push of a button about when, how much, how long and why production or maintenance is in progress. This OEE report can be further processed as a printout or pdf-file. Through this data acquisition, all system losses can be systematically identified and analyzed. The results show where improvement potential is located in the manufacturing process. In this way, the operator can respond with appropriate measures aimed at increasing productivity. Of course, the data recorded is saved in a database, making it possible to retrieve previous production information at any time.

 

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