The project has developed into a continuous program through the partnership between Brock Solutions and
The project has developed into a continuous program through the partnership between Brock Solutions and our customer. The initial use case was to augment their existing MES platform to enhance the availability of production information to drive business decisions.
The core objective was to improve the access to reliable data from the plant floor and create a system which would deliver this information to the manufacturing operations team in real time. This system needed to provide production information along with downtime and stop reasons to help the engineering group address equipment issues.
Leveraging the Sepasoft OEE_Downtime_V2 module the plant was modeled to collect this detailed information from all 72 of the production complexes, each with several production cells. Having this information available within Ignition allowed further extensions of the application to support a new continuous improvement program, maintenance scheduling and reporting of plant wide KPI metrics.
The application now supports around 100 concurrent clients on average. The application has been widely adopted as an extension of their manufacturing systems, integrating into the daily activities of many roles across the production facility, including operators, area supervisors, maintenance and CI teams.
Benefits from the deployment have been reductions in labor hours for data collection and manipulation, and digitizing paperwork for scheduling and reporting. It has also provided consistency between areas and shifts by consolidating all actions through a single application instead of SharePoint documents.