The purpose of this project is to provide insight into the client’s manufacturing operation in
The purpose of this project is to provide insight into the client’s manufacturing operation in the food/beverage industry. The client had recently made a very large investment to migrate a significant part of the plant’s mostly manual process to an automated process. Although the investment in automation provided significant improvements, the client still felt like further production efficiency improvements could be made. The client decided to implement an OEE Downtime system to help identify the best opportunities for improvement in the process.
The system architecture consists of two Ignition servers, a tag server and an application server, with data collected from two primary sources - a single ControlLogix PLC and manual data entry. The initial phase of the project included the implementation of approximately 45 individual pieces of equipment arranged into 6 equipment groups making up a single overall production line.
With insights gleaned from the monitoring, reporting, and analysis functions delivered as part of this project, the client was able to identify opportunities and improve throughput of the line by 20-50% within seven months of project completion.
Dec 2018 - May 2019