Downtime is a normal part of production, but the vast majority of downtimes can be prevented. The resulting smooth running of processes is one of the main reasons to engage in production monitoring.
PRODUCTION DOWNTIME AS STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE
“Every production facility has downtime. It‘s inevitable and has to be taken into account. But even if nothing is operating for certain amount of time, it doesn’t matter. Once the line is up and running again, we’ll grit our teeth and catch up…”
Can you relate to the text above?
I hope not. That‘s not what manufacturing in the 21st century is supposed to look like.
Downtime has a significant negative affect on the cost-effectiveness of your production. In addition to increasing costs and creating unnecessary waste, it also undermines management and planning. In short, its makes life difficult for everyone who‘s responsible for the results.
PRODUCTION THAT IS FREE OF DOWNTIME
Do you have an idea on how to increase production availability by 10%? 25 %? Or perhaps by a third or half?
Your solution probably includes a big „BUT“.
We could produce more, but we’d need:
- More people
- More machines
- More spare parts, because we’ll wear them out sooner
- In short, more of something to improve the status quo
With PLANTYST, you can improve the status quo without any additional conditions.
The solution is not to have MORE resources.
The solution is to have LESS downtime.
ENDING DOWNTIME IN PRODUCTION
If you want to improve, you must insist on regular, systematic monitoring. You won’t learn anything groundbreaking if you monitor production haphazardly. Poor production monitoring and no monitoring are exactly the same.
The requirements to effectively trace the root causes of production downtime are:
That’s why PLANTYST collects data minute by minute. It records the time when the machine stopped, the length of downtime and the moment when the machine started back up again. The operator then selects in the system the reason why the downtime occurred. It costs exactly two clicks.
You then get a detailed overview over time of when, what and why your production was delayed. And you can prevent further waste.
PLANTYST IS DIFFERENT
What sets PLANTYST and our production monitoring system apart from similar systems?
- All downtimes, with the time they start and restart, are recorded automatically
- PLANTYST requires a bare minimum of human intervention
- Data are processed and charted by a fully autonomous system
- The system keeps a history of events with an overview of any changes
- You receive reliable and relevant statistics that you can refer to at any time
We’re not the only ones monitoring production downtime.
But we are one of the few who understand HOW to monitor production downtime.
Unlock the full potential of your production processes
Extend the service life of your machines. Expand production capacity. Increase production efficiency. Reduce production costs.
PLANTYST is the key.