System Insights

OEE Software Lacks Predictive Capabilities


Berkeley, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/17/2013 -- Will Sobel, CEO of System Insights, recently detailed one of the deficiencies of OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) software. Sobel suggested, “Most OEE software is backward looking -- without predictive capabilities. vimana can detect and predict downtimes and production disruptions.” vimana is the only software product that combines a comprehensive real-time data solution with multi-dimensional, complex reasoning, and machine learning technologies to deliver predictive manufacturing solutions for both machining-based discrete and process manufacturing industries.

Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) is the leading OEM supplier of aircraft engine accessories and cabin heating solutions selected vimana. Bob Allenbaugh, VP of Manufacturing at Hartzell shared why he and his team selected System Insights’ vimana solution:, “There are a lot of products out there that can monitor your machines, but we felt that with its big data analytics capabilities vimana was the one product that can translate data collection to real productivity improvements. And that means dollars to us.”

Users can understand the causes of production losses on the shop floor, including machine breakdowns, poor quality, material starvation, and incorrect machine usage. With vimana, energy use is optimized and the environmental impact of operating machine tools is reduced. The vimana product goes beyond simple data aggregation, and helps manufacturers increase device utilization, reduce scrap rates, decrease unplanned downtimes, and improve profitability. By improving machine utilization and reducing energy consumption, vimana clients are saving between $30-100K per machine, per year.

About System Insights
System Insights, ( based in Berkeley, California, with offices in Chennai, India, is a leading global supplier of manufacturing software in both machining based, discrete and process industries. The SI flagship product - vimana - delivers predictive analytics solutions to improve client’s efficiency, productivity, and profitability. vimana provides these data while enabling customers to realize sustainable manufacturing objectives. The vimana software platform delivers a unique combination of Cloud Computing and Big Data capabilities that sets out to revolutionize the economics of manufacturing. System Insights is a proud member of both AMT (Association for Manufacturing Technology) and NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association). Follow System Insights on Twitter @systeminsights.

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