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Section: Factory > OEE
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.
Mar 21st, 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.
Feb 22nd, 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%.
Feb 4th, 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.
Dec 23rd, 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.
Dec 21st, 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.
Sep 24th, 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.
Aug 1st, 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 26th, 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.
Feb 23rd, 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.
Oct 19th, 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.
Sep 23rd, 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
Aug 14th, 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
Aug 14th, 2020
AI-Embedded Operator Interface App
The Aveva Insights Operations Management Interface app uses artificial intelligence to help improve manufacturing decision making.
Aug 11th, 2020
How Automation Advances Affect OEE
Overall Equipment Effectiveness is a long-used equation to determine the effectiveness of production machines. But as automation technologies—and their associated analytic capabilities—rapidly advance, what role does OEE serve as industry digitizes?
Jul 8th, 2020
The Road to Reducing Unplanned Events
Reducing unplanned events is high on the priority list of many industrial facilities. However, it is possible to leverage technology and talent to optimize an organization to reducing these events.
Jun 18th, 2020
Real-time Data Gives Samtec the Edge in Improving Manufacturing Processes
Sepasoft OEE Downtime Module helped Samtec transform its manufacturing data processes to provide real-time visibility of process variables, as well as monitoring for key quality and process indicators.
Apr 10th, 2020
Modular Machine Maximizes Production With Linear Transport Technology
With modular machines making their way onto the factory floor, the Swiss machine builder and system integrator, Credimex, took advantage of linear transport technology to enhance production and create flexible and expandable processing stations.
Mar 21st, 2020
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