Increase Throughput With SensrTrx

Meet Your Schedule and Deliver to Customers on Time 

Throughput EfficiencyPerformance or throughput of a machine, cell, or production line is extremely important to a manufacturer’s ability to meet their schedules and deliver to their customers on time. It is also an important factor in controlling cost if the company cannot meet its production goals for each shift they will have to schedule unplanned overtime shifts.

We talk a lot about Overall Equipment Effectiveness, the benefits of measuring OEE, and using it in process improvement projects. As you know OEE is made up of 3 basic components

Performance measures the actual cycle time vs. the ideal cycle time. To calculate performance, SensrTrx collects part or product counts from the machines and compares them against the ideal cycle time. This data is collected directly from the existing controls and PLCs on the machine or production line.

Throughput by Shift

Users can look at throughput and performance by shift to look for opportunities for improvement. Many times different shifts run machines and production lines slower or faster than others. One shift will figure out how to do something better or faster but neglect to share it with the other shift leaders. Using the data companies can find the opportunities to share knowledge and improve performance.

Other Solutions That Help Your Business 

Track Availability & Reduce Downtime

You can determine the What, Why, Who, and When of all of your downtime. SensrTrx gives you the power to track availability and all downtime by reason code directly from the PLCs and operators.

Reduce Downtime

Improve Quality & Determine Root Cause

To calculate quality of a part, SensrTrx collects part counts and reason codes directly from the PLCs, sensors, or operators. Use dashboards to determine the most common causes of scrap.

Improve Quality 

Correlate Process Data With Downtime and Scrap 

Process data can affect downtime, quality, and throughput. If you correlate that data to the corresponding issues such as downtime and scrap, you will know exactly when an issue occurred.

Correlate Process Data

 

Performance Trends

With manufacturing data and especially performance data it is all about the trend. Is the line getting faster or slower or has the bottleneck moved? SensrTrx allows you to track trends in your data so you can see over time how your plant is running. Using trends, you can easily see the effect of process or system changes over the long term.

Performance Alerts

Using SensrTrx, a user can easily set up alerts when cycle times or throughput are higher or lower than normal. These alerts can notify any employee that can benefit from this information, maintenance, supervisors, or the operator of a line.

Summary

SensrTrx allows manufacturing companies to collect and analyze data in a way that was not possible a few years ago. Companies no longer have to rely on paper, Microsoft Excel, or complicated ERP systems to analyze data from the plant floor.

Looking for More Resources?

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Blog: How to Calculate and Determine OEE

Overall Equipment Efficiency is the formula that forms the basis of manufacturing KPIs today. Learn how in this blog.

Webinar: Start Small, Think Big, Move Fast

A 30-min webinar on how to get started with manufacturing analytics by adopting a start small, move fast approach. 

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Case Study: Reduce Downtime by 73%

Find out how one manufacturer was able to eliminate weekend overtime and reduce overall downtime by 73%.

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Video: 4-minute Demo on Replacing Excel & Paper

See in this brief, 4-minute video how SensrTrx helps manufacturers get off of pen & paper and Excel.