Track downtime to see where to focus efforts to improve availability of manufacturing
equipment. Think of it this way, if your production line typically runs at 69% OEE availability
, what actions do you
take to increase it? Tracking downtime is the key.
Downtime tracking will identify the production cell (machine or process) that is preventing your production
line from producing product efficiently.
Get real-time downtime information with the OEE Downtime Module. Downtime tracking
can be done manually, but history has shown that manually-collected downtime information is not accurate and
usually is too old to be used effectively. Downtime software can automatically collect reasons for downtime,
and compile it for quick and easy viewing.
The module supports both automatic and manual collection of downtime reasons, or a
combination of both.
Monitoring all downtime reasons automatically is the ideal solution - in a perfect world. But in the real
world, can be difficult or just not practical cost-wise to detect downtime reasons automatically. For this
reason it is important for downtime tracking software to support both automatic reason detection with a
if a operator presses the stop button because they see a bottle
laying on its side feeding into a filler, then the only automatic reason that can be detected is
"operator press stop button". Now the operator should be able to override the reason with more specific
Visually identify and drill down to the top downtime causes that affect your
operating efficiency with the OEE Downtime Module.
Once the period of time that production cells were not producing product and the associated reasons are
recorded, reviewing the downtime analysis summary of the reasons will identify where effort should be
focused to improve efficiency.