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Machine Downtime and OEE: Example, Tech Choices and Recommendations

    In previous articles we have discussed machine downtime and OEE including why machine data is valuable, how to use the data, and how to get the data. Here we will provide an example and some other helpful information on monitoring machine downtime and how to improve overall equipment effectiveness.    Example In this example […]

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Machine Downtime and OEE: Why Machine Data is Valuable

Smart Manufacturing is the use of one or more technologies including IoT, automation and robots, big data, artificial intelligence and modeling to optimize manufacturing. Optimizing of Manufacturing Companies can optimize manufacturing from product concept generation, flexible operations for changing customer needs, manufacturing efficiencies, machines becoming self-optimizing and self-diagnosing, and creating a dynamic manufacturing supply chain. […]

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How is OEE Calculated?

  OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) provides an indication for how effectively machines are utilized on a manufacturing plant floor. It’s valuable for identifying and removing production constraints and for driving up revenue earned by every machine. The calculation has some mysticism surrounding the complexity of it’s calculation. We’ll simplify the calculation to a level where […]

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Breaking it Down: Building Blocks of Smart Manufacturing

  A Smart Manufacturing company is a manufacturer with fully integrated solutions which empower it to be highly flexible and responsiveto changing conditions, with self-healing systems. Those capabilities enable a company to reduce costs, generate more revenue, andincrease their competitiveness in their market. So how does it all work, and where do these capabilities come from? […]

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What Is Smart Manufacturing and Why Should You Care?

    Smart Manufacturing is a term with many definitions that all have one theme in common: using new technologies and capabilities to gain competitive advantage.     The Ideal and The Reality At Ectobox, we say that a company is a “Smart Manufacturing” company when they have fully integrated solutions which empower them to […]

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Banish Uncertainty and Revolutionize Your Business with an IoT Business Transformation Plan

The good news is that in this digital age, no company needs to operate in the dark anymore. Leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) in the right way can help you banish uncertainty.