Remote Monitoring – Compare

This feature requires Remote Monitoring to be an active product on your machine. The Compare function allows users to create a ‘fingerprint’ of their machines by saving the data from a selected time period a to create a baseline data set from existing machine data, for statistical comparison with data from other time periods. The […]

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Downtime Tracking Methods

ei3 provides a few options for tracking machine downtime. Depending on your machine type, you may need to change to the proper downtime tracking method in order for accurate data tracking and downtime monitoring to be in effect on your machine. There are seven options for downtime tracking methods: None/Exclude: Downtime Tracking is disabled on […]

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OEE Checklist

In some cases, machine OEE may not display correctly. Here are some things you can check when it comes to correcting errors with your machine OEE numbers. If any of these situations apply to your machines, please contact us to get your machine OEE values to read correctly.     If you believe your machine […]

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Downtime Types & Machine Production States

This article explains various types of machine uptime and downtime, and how these different machine states can affect your downtime and production numbers. Together, these factor into your machine’s OEE numbers. Unplanned Downtime This is the unplanned downtime of the machine. Reasons for unplanned downtime include technical or mechanical failures, material or operator issues and […]

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Pareto

Use Pareto to analyze the impact of your machine’s downtime. You can access the Pareto tool from Downtime Tracking > Pareto. Setup Analyzing Data Saving Graphs Setup Select a machine using the machine selection bar above. Select Codes & Categories – Choose from the radio buttons to personalize your pareto analysis. Choosing an option will […]

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Assigning Downtime Codes

This is part of a series on downtime codes. Creating downtime codes Managing downtime codes Assigning downtime codes Click to select a downtime period from the histogram. Selecting a downtime period from the viewer will display its details in the Edit Downtime section below the histogram. Categories and codes can be assigned to the downtime […]

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Applying Downtime Tracking to Shift Schedules

This feature requires Downtime Tracking enabled on your machine. 1. Select a schedule For more information on creating machine schedules, see New Schedule Creation. To edit an existing schedule, select the desired schedule from the list displayed, and select the  icon. For more information on creating machine schedules, see Changing & Editing Schedules. 2. Create “Non-Production” Shifts […]

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MTBF & MTTR

One important feature available in Downtime Tracking is the MTBF & MTTR (Mean Time Between Failure & Mean Time To Repair). Data collected over time from downtime codes provides charting information on the average time in between specific downtime failures on machines, and the average time it took before the machine was back online after […]

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Downtime Tracking – Overview

Downtime Tracking – Overview Assign Histogram Analysis Job Management through Downtime Tracking Export Data Reports Admin Tools Downtime Tracking enables users to identify downtime root causes in order to maximize machine productivity. Downtime incidents are initially classified by category, code, and optional description by machine operators, who have the ability to split and merge downtime events […]

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