- March 20, 2011
March 20, 2011 - Inductive Automation introduces the OEE Software Module. The software module performs OEE calculations, downtime tracking, asset utilization analysis, production scheduling and work order management. Managers are empowered to reduce operating cost, increase asset utilization and boost operating efficiency that results in improved profitability.
Calculating overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) using automated software is most effective when combined with downtime tracking. OEE calculations provides an indication about the current efficiency for a line, a machine, a production run, a facility, or even the entire enterprise. Tracking downtime is one of the keys to unlock information about where to focus to make improvements so operations can raise the efficiency of their facilities.
Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) can require implementation effort that typically costs two to three times that of the software licensing fees. Manufacturers can now get up and running in considerably less time with the Ignition OEE Downtime Module.
Fast Implementation The OEE software is web-based—which means the software is installed in one location, and easily accessed from anywhere on the company’s network via a computer or mobile device. The software’s pre-built screens and standardized efficiency calculations cut down on costs associated with development time. Included screens, reports, and analysis tools can be modified or created from scratch to meet a company’s unique requirements. Inductive Automation’s unlimited licensing model removes the often cost-prohibitive—and usually time consuming—negotiations with software vendors for licensing costs that are usually based on the customer’s usage per line, per cell, per tag, per client. Ignition’s modules are licensed with unlimited lines, unlimited cells, unlimited data usage, unlimited clients by the physical production site and server, which means customers will pay one price, use it as much as they like, and get on with business. Test a Full Version For Free A Trial version, that includes a working demo, can be downloaded for free to evaluate and how it works with their existing systems. Users can download a free demo version of the OEE Downtime Module and test how it works with their system. Ignition and the OEE Downtime Module can work as a stand-alone system, or alongside other software already on a user’s systems. The Ignition modules are cross platform and can connect with industry standard SQL databases.