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A term used in some areas of industry for downtime tracking, Makeready (or make-ready) is a term used for the time during which machine preparation occurs prior to run time. It is particularly used by continuous printing machines, and is similar to setup © 2020 ei3 Corporation. Content of this web page is proprietary to ei3 […]
You won’t see the OEE data displayed for a job until the next time a new job is started. For some situations (such as right after setting up a machine with job management or data collection) this may result in job details including OEE values not updating until a new job is started. The system will not […]
Micro-stops are minor stoppage losses that occur when a machine stops for a short time as a result of a temporary problem. As soon as someone such as an operator resolves the problem, the machine quickly returns to normal operation. When a minor stoppage can be dealt with quickly, i.e., as soon as it is […]
How does Minimum Production Speed impact OEE calculations? Minimum Production Speed can impact the Availability component of OEE. When the machine speed is equal to or above the Minimum Production Speed, and making production material, the machine is determined to be running and the time is considered Machine Operating Time. When the machine speed is […]
Minimum Production Speed is the minimum speed at which the machine is considered to be running in production operation; for most machines it should be set to 1 unit rate of production. This parameter is defined to provide some customers with a method to represent actual machine status for specific machines in a way that […]
By definition, OEE is based around total material output from a given machine. While OEE calculations can be set up to be unique per machine, anything which is not set to the standard for OEE calculations can cause trouble – ei3 does not recommend doing so. Doing so can create rare occurrences where the good […]
Machine waste is calculated by three main factors: Good Material, Bad Material, and Total Material. Total Material is a measure of all (total) material produced by the machine. Good Material is calculated by summing the machine’s good material output – the material that is deemed to have acceptable quality. Bad Material can be determined by […]
Machine downtimes are evaluated by the ei3 servers once every five (5) minutes. During each evaluation, the state of the machine is determined for each of the preceding data collection intervals. A machine is determined to be down whenever its speed falls below Minimum Production Speed. A machine is determined to be running whenever its […]
The maximum duration of a continuous downtime event is 30 days. ei3 will automatically end a downtime event when its duration reaches 30 days, and then begin a new downtime event. © 2020 ei3 Corporation. Content of this web page is proprietary to ei3 Corporation.