The Limitations with the OEE Metric of Availability Explained by CTO of System Insights
Berkeley, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/14/2013 -- Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan serves as CTO (Chief Technology Officer) with System Insights; he recently explained why the OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) metric of availability is inadequate. Vijayaraghavan said, “To fully understand manufacturing performance the metric is not effective because it does not identify the time the machine was actually producing a part.” Without this data, there is an artificial inflation of a plant's productivity, limiting opportunities for improvement. vimana by System Insights helps plants measure the time they were actually producing a part, and identifies all the opportunities available for improvement.
vimana Uses Manufacturing Intelligence to Prevent Shop Floor Losses
vimana users can understand the causes of production losses on the shop floor, including machine breakdowns, poor quality, material starvation, and incorrect operation.” System Insights’ vimana Manufacturing Learning Engine analyzes data collected in real-time from a wide variety of data sources throughout the shop floor and finds hidden patterns and trends that identify the sources of production losses, and indicate the best strategies to decrease, and ultimately eliminate them.
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.
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, (http://www.systeminsights.com) 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.