The first step towards reducing machine downtime is to have an automatic capture of machine downtime with an operator-assisted method to assign the reasons. This might seem like a complicated requirement but with ei3 it’s already set up and waiting to go.

First you need to define codes and categories. Getting this set up can take some effort but that effort pays great dividends in the short term.

  • Set up downtime codes and categories
  • Add visual icons
  • Assign the downtime reasons to your machine
  • Train your operator teams to use a visual assignment tool

When the downtime codes are routinely entered, it becomes progressively more clear which reasons can be reduced or controlled. With this information it’s easier to plan improvement projects and measure their ROIs.

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