Just the identification of inefficiency in your factory will not solve the problem, you need to come up with an approach to analyze the key causes of failure that could have a negative impact on the production process. The data wealth lies within your machinery. However, are you able to realize that wealth to reduce your factory downtime to zero? Data can be used not only to identify the problems but to solve them in real-time too.
Machine breakdown happens every now and then in a factory, these breakdowns are expected to be estimated by the manager on the basis of his expertise and knowledge. However, this can affect the entire production chain if the estimates are not made in time or if they prove to be wrong. This is where Analytics comes into Action! Analytics helps you to streamline your manufacturing process by giving you more focused and actionable insights of your factory, with no human errors, in real-time at a single platform.
Challenges that come your way
#1 Unavailability of Data in real-time
Breakdowns and repairs are not estimated in time because of the lack of Data on every individual machine. Data is not available to the right person at the right time. Data needs to be collected and analyzed from multiple sources and put together, in order to identify the faults that might occur and improvements required in the existing processes.
#2 Inefficient Machine Monitoring
Inefficient machine monitoring leads to production losses and unexpected machine breakdown since there is no clear picture of how the machines are performing to what is their actual potential. It is essential to know the performance status of your machinery to get the best production outputs.
#3 Poor or No Breakdown estimation of Machines
No breakdown estimation leads to wastage of time, money, and resources. Breakdown of any one of the machines can bring the entire production process to at a halt. It is very important to know the machine performance status on an everyday basis to ensure a smooth chain of operations each day.
How can Analytics help you?
#1Data Integration with physical Infrastructure
The true potential of Data can be realized when the Physical infrastructure of the factory is connected to the digital world. When two or more devices are digitally connected, the transmission of the data to any software application further becomes very convenient. It enables you to derive better insights and act in real-time since all the information is collected and analyzed at a single platform. By cutting down the decision time and bringing intelligence at the edge, the factory ends up sashing costs significantly.
#2Real-time machine and device Monitoring
Machine monitoring prevents any possible collapse in the machinery. The live monitoring system analyses the key causes of failure that can occur in the near future, and give notifications on the screen. This enables the factory manager to resolve the problem at a much faster rate and improve machine management, efficiency, visibility, and productivity.
#3Immediate Fault Detection – Anomaly Detection
With Analytics, any abnormal readings or faults that are detected in any of the devices or machinery, start to reflect on the dashboard as and when the fault is identified. This leads to no further damage to the machine since the fault is identified and resolved in the very initial stage. Also, this helps to achieve the production goals in time by improving machinery performance and productivity.
#4Alerts and Notifications on Smartphones and PC’s
Alerts are sent to the right person at the right time when the action needs to be taken. Alarms and notifications are reflected on the smartphones and PC’s of the managers to identify the bottlenecks and points of failure that are generating the most downtime so that they can resolve the issues to the earliest.
READY TO BRING THE DOWNTIME TO ZERO
Bringing your manufacturing processes into the 21st century can be a simple process. By incorporating robust Analytics tools, you can build a more In-depth understanding of how your production line operates, and how you can streamline it further.
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