Monitoring of Manufacturing Asset Utilisation

ok logoIn order to profit in highly competitive global markets modern manufacturing requires heavy investment in the latest equipment and it is important to ensure that expensive machinery is operating to maximum capacity.

Outokumpu Stainless Ltd, a manufacturer specializing in stainless steel products,  has recently made an investment of over 10 million Euros in Long Products' finishing facilities, establishing a bar finishing operation at its Bar Finishing, Long Products Business Unit in Sheffield, UK.

Equipment incorporating some of the best available technology has been installed to ensure that products of the highest quality can be offered to suit the widest variety of demanding applications.

To maximize return on its investment Outokumpu is using a PlantRun system to monitor and maximize utilization on three machine centres. This equipment includes two Schumag Bright Bar drawing machines to allow production of 5mm to 25mm cold drawn bar and a Centreless Grinding and Polishing Machine.

Outokumpu is a group of companies headquartered in Espoo, Finland that employs around 8,000 employees in over 30 different countries worldwide.