In complex and competitive global markets today, is more vital than ever to maximise the effective use of manufacturing equipment. Improving shopfloor management and operational visibility is now a requirement for leading manufacturers and the status quo no longer justifiable.
PlantRun shop floor data collection systems (SFDC) provides a powerful tool to facilitate the task of collecting production data from any type, make or age of asset (machine, line, cell, worksation). It gives you live real-time production data including OEE, analysis tools, reports and alarms to support lean manufacturing and continuous improvement.
In a typical installation shopfloor data is captured to a central PC server over Ethernet network from compact rugged outstations or touchscreens sited adjacent to each asset . Outstations feature keypad and display for operator interface, input for asset run/stop and product count signals.
Outstations allow shop floor staff to interact with the system without leaving the production area to;
- Log on and off - track operator efficiency
- Select product, job/works order
- Select downtime/stoppage reasons - unlimited reasons on a per machine basis
- Enter scrap/rework - accurately track scrap
- Call for assistance – engineer/team leader/materials/tool setter etc.
- Read off target and actual production
All information is recorded in real time for immediate display and historic analysis.
Comprehensive range of ready to use (and customisable) reports, analysis tools, trends etc are built in.
Full integration for data exchange with third part systems including ERP / MRP / CMMS etc.
Plantrun shop floor data collection systems can also handle the more complex requirements of process monitoring (temperature, pressures, vacuum, humidity, flow), utility monitoring (electric, gas, water, steam, compressed air) as well as any level of production control.
As well as giving you accurate live information PlantRun enables faster response to production problems. Staff can call for assistance straight from the operator interface without having to leave the area. The system will send the call via SMS text, email, public address, show it on large screen displays as well as the alarm banner on any system PC display. System alarms can also be triggered automatically when any parameter goes out of limits.
All this is backed up by quality technical support, training and maintenance contracts from one of the longest established suppliers of industrial automation software and systems.
Specifically designed to be cost effective, current users report typical payback period of less than twelve months.
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