Manufacturing journalist, TR Cutler will author an extensive manufacturing software feature article series reviewing how to eliminate non-value-added processes, eliminate unplanned downtime, prevent bottlenecks in the manufacturing process, operate with near 100 percent machine utilization
(OEE), and optimize scheduling and resource allocation regardless of the plant location.
Customers also benefit from the ability to improve machine utilization
and identify weak points in production.
The main goal is to find an efficient scheduling strategy SS that minimizes the overall processing time and maximizes machine utilization
Simple integration with industrial robotic systems for plate handling can further improve cycle time and machine utilization
Higher machine utilization
levels should support continued strong aftermarket parts opportunities.
Other features include advanced hour meters that record engine and drill operating time for accurate machine utilization
information and pre-set maintenance reminders.
Cirrus 2.2, which is available for iOS and Android devices, allows customers to check the Digester's real-time status, track the machine utilization
and view operational alerts and alarms.
Automating the loading and unloading of machines results in increased production rates and increased machine utilization
What once was used primarily for simple service alerts and machine location tracking can now be used for machine utilization
reporting and recommending improvements to the aforementioned operator behaviors that drive up costs, such as brake usage, idle times and engine RPMs.
The new report provides a detailed forecast and analysis of supply, demand and machine utilization
each year from 2014-2019 in each global region, including China, Southern Asia (India) and Africa.
High-volume manufacturing economics rely on high machine utilization
rates; stopping machines to replace empty reels is an enormous drain on efficiency and profitability.