New Machine Data Collection Validation Checklist

When a new machine has been brought online for data collection, it’s important to validate the information being collected to ensure that it is correct. If a machine check is not performed, it can result in several problems with machine data coming across on reports, downtime tracking, or other aspects of ei3 data collection. To […]

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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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Using Smart TV Displays to Show Machine Information

Smart TV displays in factories can be used to show machine information in prominent areas like any other andon display. In order to display a machine dashboard with status and productivity information, the Smart TV must be able to connect to ei3 web servers.  Limitations on local network setups in a factory may interfere with […]

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Manage Schedules

For details on machine schedule creation, see this article. Once you’ve created a schedule, it’s time to apply it to your machine. From the Tools > Manage Schedules menu, select a machine using the machine selection bar at the top of the page. In the Action column, click the  icon. Select the schedule you’d like […]

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Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

OEE is a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) indicating the overall operational performance of the machine. It takes into consideration the cumulative impact of three factors: the equipment’s availability (percent of scheduled production time in which units are actually produced, also called the Machine Operating Time), performance rate (percent of material produced compared to standard) and quality […]

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Dashboard – Overview

The Dashboard menu allows the user to get a deeper look at the statistics of an individual machine. Use the machine selection bar at the top of the page to select a machine and view its performance statistics. The page has four sections: Production, Trends, Remote Maintenance, and E-Services Plans. Production Availability Performance Trends Remote […]

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