Already driven to high efficiency levels to remain competitive in order to achieve incremental improvment it is vital to have access to accurate, high availability production level data. The use of high volume, high capital equipment has particular industry specific requirements. PlantRun is proven in this industry with existing users experiencing benefits such as;
BSW Timber, the UK’s largest sawmilling business, has invested £220,000 in a state-of-the-art plant monitoring system for all its UK sawmills.
The cutting-edge technology automatically monitors the flow of product through BSW's mills in Fort William, Boat of Garten, Newbridge, Petersmuir, Carlisle and Senghenydd. The system continuously calculates operating efficiency and provide reports and analysis on key performance indicators (KPI’s) including downtime , throughput, scrap, OEE etc.
The site has three mill areas of varying ages including one older sawline that didn’t have any automated production monitoring system or down time information collection. A PlantRun system has been installed that will collect both down time and production information, and automatically generate live OEE data.