#1 Downtime Tracking Application for Manufacturing

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[vc_row gap=”35″ content_placement=”top” css=”.vc_custom_1599106813795{padding-top: 2.1% !important;padding-right: 5% !important;padding-bottom: 5% !important;padding-left: 5% !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Apply “Digital Six Sigma”” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:40px|text_align:left|line_height:46px” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”font-size-max-992-32 line-height-max-992-37 mb-max-992-10 font-size-max-510-18 line-height-max-510-25″][vc_custom_heading text=”To Increase Equipment Efficiency, Save Costs and Drive Customer Satisfaction” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%230651a0″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”font-size-max-992-32 line-height-max-992-37 mb-max-992-10 font-size-max-510-18 line-height-max-510-25″ css=”.vc_custom_1596559109588{padding-bottom: 3% !important;}”][vc_column_text]Machines experiencing downtime are dead capital – consuming attention and workspace without creating products that create revenue. Worse still, a broken machine may lead to missed client deadlines, ruining relationships and putting at risk future orders. On the other hand, planned downtime is required to ensure that machines receive the care and attention needed to continue production at the optimum speed and quality levels.

In a quest for finding that elusive optimal balance between cost, machine downtime, and production output (quality and speed), manufacturers have turned to process control techniques such as “Digital Six Sigma” to capture insights into production processes and determine maintenance needs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Watch our on-demand webinar” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:40px|text_align:left|line_height:46px” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”font-size-max-992-32 line-height-max-992-37 mb-max-992-10 font-size-max-510-18 line-height-max-510-25″][vc_custom_heading text=”Learn proven strategies to reduce downtime and save costs from four real-world manufacturing use cases ➡️” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%230651a0″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”font-size-max-992-32 line-height-max-992-37 mb-max-992-10 font-size-max-510-18 line-height-max-510-25″ css=”.vc_custom_1599106750254{padding-bottom: 3% !important;}” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ei3.com%2Fthree-point-action-plan-to-reduce-downtime%2F”][vc_single_image image=”36345″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=”https://www.ei3.com/three-point-action-plan-to-reduce-downtime/”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” css=”.vc_custom_1596559202739{padding-top: 5% !important;padding-right: 5% !important;padding-bottom: 5% !important;padding-left: 5% !important;}” bg_color_value=”#e8eff6″][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”ei3 Downtime Tracking app enables “Digital Six Sigma“” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:40px|text_align:center|line_height:46px” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”font-size-max-992-32 line-height-max-992-37 mb-max-992-10 font-size-max-510-18 line-height-max-510-25″][vc_custom_heading text=”Capture machine running time accurately, track downtime, record downtime reason codes, and perform the analysis needed to optimize production in a practical, cost-efficient manner.” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center|color:%230651a0″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”font-size-max-992-32 line-height-max-992-37 mb-max-992-10 font-size-max-510-18 line-height-max-510-25″ css=”.vc_custom_1596559127757{padding-bottom: 3% !important;}”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1599106852789{padding-top: 2.1% !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”36007″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text][popup_anything id=”36008″][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]The popular Downtime Tracking app from ei3 makes it easy for companies to capture and analyze machine downtimes automatically from the machine control PLC. ei3’s powerful analytics and visualization tools provide a Pareto analysis of downtime for one machine – or the entire floor. It also computes MTBF and MTTR of equipment. The ei3 analytics follow established best practices and give manufacturing managers the insights they need for their operations. Most importantly, Downtime Tracking helps managers decide how, when, and where to focus their resources on time and money to get the best ROI of continuous improvement programs aimed at increasing asset utilization and reducing downtime events.

With ei3’s Downtime Tracking, manufacturers can analyze the influence of various factors, such as shifts, jobs, tools, and recipes, to pinpoint if it is a machine malfunction or difficulty making a specific product or just an operator who could benefit from some additional training. After improvements are made, the app shows how the investment has paid off.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” css=”.vc_custom_1596680017209{padding-top: 5% !important;padding-right: 5% !important;padding-bottom: 5% !important;padding-left: 5% !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Key Features” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:40px|text_align:center|line_height:46px” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”font-size-max-992-32 line-height-max-992-37 mb-max-992-10 font-size-max-510-18 line-height-max-510-25″ css=”.vc_custom_1596559557485{padding-bottom: 3% !important;}”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1596558644442{padding-top: 3% !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”1. See Downtime as it happens” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center|color:%230651a0″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”font-size-max-992-32 line-height-max-992-37 mb-max-992-10 font-size-max-510-18 line-height-max-510-25″ css=”.vc_custom_1596680059412{padding-bottom: 3% !important;}”][vc_column_text]ei3’s easy to use interface allows operators to quickly visualize machine downtime and verify the downtime reasons assigned by the system. The operators are free to add additional information about downtime events, add or correct reasons codes where that is necessary. The data is immediately aggregated and compiled into real-time PARETO charts.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”36178″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” border_color=”black”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1596558644442{padding-top: 3% !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”2. Automatic Analysis” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%230651a0″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”font-size-max-992-32 line-height-max-992-37 mb-max-992-10 font-size-max-510-18 line-height-max-510-25″ css=”.vc_custom_1596682333929{padding-bottom: 3% !important;}”][vc_column_text]Separate the “Important Few” from the “Trivial Many”. Get to the root cause of the most damaging downtime events – and correct these! The Pareto chart created is based on automatic downtime tracking and operator feedback. Operators can quickly assess the most impactful downtime reasons and focus their attention on fixing these.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”36094″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” border_color=”black”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1596558644442{padding-top: 3% !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]For example, if changeovers are impacting your delivery capabilities, you may take specific actions to reduce changeover times. You can also dive deeper into the data to find additional information that may aid in identifying a suitable fix; for example, changeovers may be particularly painful on specific days or shifts. Operator notes added to these events may add additional insights.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”36167″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” border_color=”black”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1596558644442{padding-top: 3% !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”3. Generate Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) and Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) Reports” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%230651a0″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”font-size-max-992-32 line-height-max-992-37 mb-max-992-10 font-size-max-510-18 line-height-max-510-25″ css=”.vc_custom_1596682355601{padding-bottom: 3% !important;}”][vc_column_text]Understand how long and how often a particular error code (or set of codes) occurs on a machine and how long it takes to repair it.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”36170″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” border_color=”black”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1596558644442{padding-top: 3% !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”4. User-configurable automatic alerting via SMS, e-email, pager” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%230651a0″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”font-size-max-992-32 line-height-max-992-37 mb-max-992-10 font-size-max-510-18 line-height-max-510-25″ css=”.vc_custom_1596682606905{padding-bottom: 3% !important;}”][vc_column_text]Use custom alerting to notify yourself or your teams of events that need attention. For example, a particular maintenance alert may create an automatic SMS notification to the maintenance crew. This reduces the time it takes for the operator to contact supervisor who then reaches out to the maintenance team.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”36180″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” border_color=”black”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1596558644442{padding-top: 3% !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”5. Fully expandable using a range of RESTful API choices for data integration, custom-built apps and dashboards, or ANDON displays” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%230651a0″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”font-size-max-992-32 line-height-max-992-37 mb-max-992-10 font-size-max-510-18 line-height-max-510-25″ css=”.vc_custom_1596682881852{padding-bottom: 3% !important;}”][vc_column_text]ei3 brings innovation and experience to create informative shop floor displays. The below Andon Display shows machine uptime, OEE, and speed over a set duration.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Click here to view our gallery of Andon Displays” shape=”square” color=”primary” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-arrow-right” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ei3.com%2Fandon-display%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”33983″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” border_color=”black”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]