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Section: Factory > OEE
OEE as a Tool for Continuous Improvement
Four real-world application stories show why OEE remains a bedrock manufacturing metric for real-time data collection to enhance companies’ ability to take corrective actions continuously.
June 20, 2022
Why OEE Still Matters
Though some say OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) is outdated, its use to continuously improve production operations across industry prove the value provided by this key metric.
June 10, 2022
OEE: A Top Business Metric
PerformOEE Smart Factory Software from OEESystems International looks to extend the overall equipment effectiveness metric beyond its plant floor roots to link CapEx to realistic operational improvements.
March 21, 2022
Is Your Automation Technology Delivering on Expectations?
Automation is generally viewed as a value-adding technology, but it can also add costs due to complexity and an inability to deliver on investment justifications.
February 22, 2022
Combining OEE and IoT Data to Improve Production
Andreas Eschbach, CEO of Eschbach, explains how capturing operations data via Internet of Things tools supports OEE in a proactive manner, potentially leading to year-over-year OEE improvement of 3% to 15%.
February 4, 2022
Visual Dashboards for Robotic Workcells
OnRobot's WebLytics allows end users to create data visualizations of key performance indicators that can help them uncover new insights and improve OEE.
December 23, 2021
The Importance of Change Management to Digital Transformation
The addition of a new Archive Management of Change module to Rockwell Automation's FactoryTalk AssetCentre can help end users to increase uptime, ensure code quality, and mitigate cybersecurity risks.
December 21, 2021
December 21, 2021
Is a Retrofit the Right Option?
While there is a strong business case for retrofitting many pieces of equipment to facilitate digital transformation, it may not always be the best solution.
September 24, 2021
Alternative Energy Power Management
A look at how CE+T America, a supplier of industrial backup power systems, used Wago PLCs, power supplies, and Ethernet switches to create a new photovoltaic and energy storage power converter.
August 1, 2021
Creating the Digital Thread to Connect OEMs and End Users
Siemens and SAP expand their partnership to connect plant floor operations, remote condition monitoring conducted by OEMs, and product development via digital twins to facilitate collaboration across an asset’s entire lifecycle.
May 26, 2021
Machine Condition Monitoring via IIoT
This Arrowhead Systems division is taking full advantage of new IIoT tools that make machine diagnostics readily available and help customers maximize OEE.
February 23, 2021
Downtime During Overnight Support: What to Do, What to Do?
Though downtime always seems like a good thing, there may be better ways to spend your time that can optimize operations and ensure that no other issues are arising.
October 19, 2020
Death by a Thousand Spreadsheets: The Simple Yet Insidious Nature of Time Series Data
Despite their many limitations, spreadsheets are the tool of choice for engineers performing ad hoc analytics on time series data. Fortunately, there are better alternatives in the form of advanced analytics software.
September 23, 2020
Edge Computing Benefits
Despite the perceived advantages of the Industrial Internet of Things, questions remain for many companies, such as: Why is it even necessary? What level of production must attain Industry 4.0 status? What steps should be first on the path to the creating
August 14, 2020
Smart Manufacturing and the Need for Speed
Everything about smart manufacturing is related to data. It is the spark to the smart technologies’ accelerant. The Internet of Things, Big Data, analytics, and the cloud give people and machines faster access to the data they need to run their business b
August 14, 2020
AI-Embedded Operator Interface App
The Aveva Insights Operations Management Interface app uses artificial intelligence to help improve manufacturing decision making.
August 11, 2020
Technology Matters: OEE, BMW's AI Robots, Cloud Cost Factors
In this episode we look at OEE and its potential role in industry's digital transformation; why BMW developed its own artificial intelligence powered robots; and seven critical cloud cost factors.
July 30, 2020
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