What is a machine Downtime Event?

Any machine stop will normally trigger a downtime event. Those downtime events that are not either manually or automatically assigned to a downtime code will be considered an unassigned downtime event and will negatively impact the machine’s availability. © 2020 ei3 Corporation. Content of this web page is proprietary to ei3 Corporation.

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How are downtimes detected and extrapolated?

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 […]

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How do changes in downtimes impact OEE calculations?

Whenever the machine is in a down state, a downtime event is automatically created in the system.  Further, if a downtime code is assigned to the period, whether manually or automatically, the “type” of downtime code that is assigned can influence the calculation of OEE for that period of time. If the resulting downtime period is not […]

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Why don’t I see downtime categories for my machine?

You may need to create or assign downtime codes. Typically, you will need to start by creating downtime categories and codes, then managing and assigning codes to individual machines. © 2020 ei3 Corporation. Content of this web page is proprietary to ei3 Corporation.

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