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.

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.

 

Improve Quality

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.

Improve Availability

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.

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