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Webinar: Liquid handling Event by Festo UK & Ireland

On-line webinar

01/12/2020(10:00-11:00)

How pressure-over-liquid provides precise, accurate and cost-effective throughput Precise and accurate (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Three basic things every production line should tell you

No matter what size your production facility is there are some simple stats that every manager needs to know. The first of these is how many you made: counting finished goods is the starting point for productivity calculations. Counting can be automated with an off the shelf sensor and a remote IO device. By using a remote IO device data can be sent directly to an application, such as ERP software and integrated into reporting.

The second is how long your machine ran for: uptime is essential to determining OEE and most machines have someway to indicate their state, such as a tower light system. By using the signals for the tower light, a remote IO device can record when the machine was running and for how long. This can provide vital insight into the efficiency and availability of individual equipment and whole systems.

Finally, you need to know if something has changed: getting alerts when something changes can direct maintenance to where its needed and when its needed. By using remote IO devices alerts can be sent to a smartphone meaning you don’t need to be physically next to each machine.

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