Why aren’t the job OEE details on my machine updating?

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 […]

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What are micro-stops, and how are they detected?

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 […]

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How does Minimum Production Speed impact OEE calculations?

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 […]

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What is Minimum Production Speed, and why is it necessary?

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 […]

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What are MES and ERP systems?

A manufacturing execution system (MES) is any computerized system used to track the process of raw materials to a final product. These systems range in variety, purpose, and functionality, and can be used to track anything from product waste, OEE, scheduling and resource management, product life cycles, and more. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) refers to […]

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How does machine waste get counted?

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 […]

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How can I change a machine’s maximum speed?

Caution: Change of machine maximum or minimum speed will impact OEE values from this time forward You can change specific machine information from the Admin Tools page. Click here for more information. © 2020 ei3 Corporation. Content of this web page is proprietary to ei3 Corporation.

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What is a machine Stop?

A machine is considered Stopped (or down) when its speed falls below its set Minimum Production Speed. This terminology is irrespective of downtime tracking or downtime events. © 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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