What is OEE – Overall Equipment Effectiveness?
OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is an attempt to combine the many complex factors involved in manufacturing into a single metric to measure machine effectiveness. OEE can be used to track how efficiently a machine, cell or part can be produced. The metric combines availability, utilization, production, and quality.
Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) is a great standard for improving and monitoring processes. It helps companies quickly and easily identify issues on production lines and equipment on the plant floor. But as smart manufacturers already know, it does not tell the whole story and can also be very flawed.
Track & Improve Performance
SensrTrx can track what actually happened on the shop floor rather than what is supposed to happen. For example, two operators may report downtime differently. John may report a 2 minute 30-second downtime event as 2 minutes and Mary may report it like 2 minutes 45 seconds. Using automated data collection, you gain visibility into slowdowns, data that is not easy to gather with manual data collection methods. Using this data, managers can quickly determine bottlenecks and other areas for improvement.
Visibility into OEE downtime creates accountability and drives process improvement.
OEE calculations provide insight into the overall performance of a machine, a line, and a plant.
Tracking scrap is a core part of the manufacturing process. Using SensrTrx and OEE you can easily track scrap counts, reason codes and use the collected in root cause analysis. Quality is a core component of the OEE calculations that shows operators and managers how they are doing against the goal.
Setup and change over time have a huge impact on overall equipment effectiveness and can bring down your OEE numbers. Operators must have a way to track how long setup and changeovers take so production time can be maximized. Equipment failure can cause huge disruptions in production schedules. By tracking downtime reason codes and response times of maintenance teams, downtime can be reduced.
How SensrTrx Does It
SensrTrx uses a combination of manual and automated data collection techniques that are configured to meet each customer’s needs. Using this data, OEE is automatically calculated and displayed in real-time. Companies can choose to deploy overhead displays in the shop or direct feedback to the operators. All data supporting the OEE calculations are stored and can be viewed and analyzed at any time and on any level. Users can view OEE by company, facility, work center, machine or part.
Making OEE Accessible to Everyone
Using SensrTrx, you can go beyond OEE, and beyond Availability, Performance, & Quality, to second by second details of what was happening when a line went down, was running slow, or produced a bad part.
SensrTrx can show you speeds, feeds, pressure, temperature and any other metrics gathered from a sensor on that same line. This data is shown in the context of the production records and can be used to solve and fix issues right at the source of the problem.
Getting Started with SensrTrx
By implementing SensrTrx, you can set yourself up to take advantage of the Smart Factory without a huge upfront financial or time commitment.
SensrTrx is more affordable and easy to use. Our technology delivers the power of information in simple dashboards that are easy to setup. These dashboards put the power of saving money in the hands of every manufacturer.