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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Decoding XML – Downtime Codes

When exporting downtime codes from a machine, the downtime codes list will appear in .XML format. (If your computer can’t open it, try drag + dropping the file into a text editor or Excel). To help decode the meaning of various XML text, here’s a quick guide. MachineId/LocationID: These are unique identifiers internal to ei3 […]

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Heidelberg Automatic Downtime Assignment

Note that this function is currently available only for Heidelberg machines.   We’ve created a system for Downtime Tracking wherein machine downtime codes are assigned dynamically as they are encountered by the data collection process. This allows automatic downtime assignment based on machine data trends we’ve gathered over time, and relieves the amount of input […]

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Downtime Summary Report

Use the Downtime Summary report to produce an ad-hoc analysis of your machine’s downtime events. Select Codes & Categories All Items: This will select all items to be analyzed. Include Items: Use check boxes to select which items will be analyzed. (If no boxes are checked NO items will be analyzed) Exclude Items: Use check […]

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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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Downtime Tracking – Codes & Categories

Introduction Use the Downtime Categories and Codes pages to configure downtime categories and codes for use by your plant or facility location. Downtime categories can be used to group downtime codes (e.g. all codes related to electrical failures could be grouped under a category called “Electrical Failures”). These categories can then be used when creating reports 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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Downtime Alerts

Note: Downtime Tracking alerts can only be used on machines which have the the Downtime Tracking product active. Alert Actions Creating Alerts Basic Information Options Alerts Schedule Type & Criteria Recipients Alert Actions Once an alert has been created, it will display on the main Alerts page in a list. The symbols in the Action […]

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Managing Downtime Codes

This is part of a series on downtime codes. Creating downtime codes Managing downtime codes Assigning downtime codes Not seeing downtime codes? You may still have to create them. See Creating Downtime Codes From the Menu, select Downtime Tracking > Manage Codes. Select a machine from the selection bar at the top of the page.   […]

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Creating Downtime Codes

This is part of a series on downtime codes. Creating downtime codes Managing downtime codes Assigning downtime codes Creating Downtime Codes To create downtime codes for a machine: From the menu, select Downtime Tracking > Codes (under Admin Tools). Under the Action column, click the  icon to create a new code. Input the desired downtime […]

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