Preventative and Predictive Maintenance Available with Plantnode

By: Thomas Cutler

According to Scott Birmingham, Manager of Product Marketing for Plantnode by Shoplogix, important preventative and predictive variables include:
&bull Notify managers when jobs are completed or behind schedule.
&bull Optimize production schedules with real-time information on production rates and average cycle time.
&bull Improve preventative maintenance scheduling and overall product quality.
&bull Assess operator setup time and other important machine metrics.
There are specific methodologies to ensure preventative and predictive maintenance plant floor results including the ability to make faster and more informed decisions based on real-time information. Additional plant floor impacts must include increased machine utilization, efficiency and overall capacity; improved Mean Time to Repair by notifying maintenance crews immediately of a machine alarm.

ABOUT SHOPLOGIX
Shoplogix develops integrated web-based software solutions that optimize plant floor operations. Shoplogix solutions improve productivity, efficiency, and total operational performance by allowing companies to make real-time decisions that impact profitability while actively engaging employees in the process.

Shoplogix Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, with offices across North America. The company serves a growing base of Global 2000 companies to set new standards for production performance and efficiency in industrial environments.

PLANTNODE
Plantnode is a hybrid web-based software application designed on an open platform to integrate with existing production equipment, analyze real-time performance, and evaluate machine productivity. Plantnode's built-in intelligence goes beyond raw data collection to provide a fully integrated production and performance management application; differentiated by the ability to compare real-time data against planned estimates. Plantnode is proven to increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and enables machine level visibility on a 24x7 basis with automatic escalations and interactive processes to drive higher levels of operational efficiency, quality, and performance.

PLANTNODE NETWORK
Plantnode Network is an enterprise web-based software application that consolidates and analyzes operational data for all Plantnode enabled equipment providing a complete and accurate view of production performance. Plantnode Network's distributed design provides true enterprise scalability to evaluate real-time performance on a plant-wide, multi-site, or global basis.

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