Software boosts plant productivity

ABB's (Wickliffe, OH) OptimizeIT Real-Time Production Intelligence (Real-TPI) software is designed to automate data collection and analysis, and provide customized, detailed reports of production performance improvement opportunities. OptimizeIT Real-TPI software combines the analytical power of three standard production evaluation processes: Additionally, OptimizeIT Real-TPI provides re...

01/01/2003


A 2002 EDITORS' CHOICE AWARDS WINNER


SOFTWARE & INFORMATION INTEGRATION



ABB's (Wickliffe, OH) OptimizeITReal-Time Production Intelligence (Real-TPI) software is designed to automate data collection and analysis, and provide customized, detailed reports of production performance improvement opportunities. OptimizeITReal-TPI software combines the analytical power of three standard production evaluation processes:

  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) enables comparing production data of different products, shifts, and plants;

  • Root Cause Analysis uses areas identified by OEE as a potential problem and narrows down root causes so timely corrective action can be taken; and

  • Total Productive Maintenance adjusts production procedures with the aim of improving production efficiency.

Additionally, OptimizeITReal-TPI provides real-time monitoring and archiving of production events.

OptimizeITReal-TPI consists of modules for data acquisition, data manipulation and storage, and visualization and reporting. Each module can be distributed over a local area network from most PLCs or distributed control systems. OptimizeITReal-TPI can retrieve and export data to/from most relational databases, reads values from text files, and handles event data in the millisecond range.

OptimizeIT's audit trail permits data record archiving, but prevents removing or manipulating data records.

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  • Factory information system improves plant productivity

  • Uses industry standard production evaluation techniques (OEE, RCA, TPM) to deliver measurable key performance indicator (KPIs) improvements

  • Measures true factory performance

  • Analyzes data and identifies root causes of production losses

  • Identifies ways to improve overall effectiveness of manufacturing operations

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