OEE stands for overall equipment efficiency and is tracked via the data obtained through machine monitoring software. By incorporating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and machine monitoring solutions, you can improve your overall OEE.
How to Improve OEE with the Industrial Internet of Things
By relying on the IIoT, you can improve your OEE. With a smart, connected factory, improvements are driven by the integration of computer and machine. With machine monitoring equipment like Scytec DataXchange, you can gather real-time information and make informed decisions.
IIoT helps because technology can work faster than humans, and also perform at a microlevel that goes beyond what humans can accomplish. Computers also work faster and more accurately and can analyze data and predict trends that are not so easily detected by humans.
Barriers to Industrial IoT Adoption
While it seems obvious that manufacturing companies should implement IIoT, there are some barriers to overcome, including:
- IT Skillset: One of the biggest barriers to IIoT adoption is the lack of skills and access that is required to deploy IIoT. Many companies are not up to date on what such a deployment would look like or even require. In addition to technology, IT skillsets must also be upgraded in order to implement IIoT.
- Data Interoperability: Another barrier to IIoT adoption is data inoperability. Data is often siloed in functional areas of specific departments or is otherwise not compatible for analysis. Thankfully, there are options available to bring legacy equipment onto the network so you can obtain real-time and accurate data.
- Network Security: Last, but not least, security is also a barrier to IIoT deployment. New connections often create the possibility of a breach and manufacturers and service providers often debate who should provide end security solutions.
Despite the barriers to adoption, it is important to deploy the IIoT on your shop floor to improve your OEE. Thankfully, Shop Floor Automations can help you improve your OEE with our machine monitoring solutions.
Shop Floor Automations Can Help You Improve Your OEE!
At Shop Floor Automations, we can help you improve your OEE at your shop. We’ve been in the business of offering machine monitoring software since and can help install Scytec DataXchange at your shop to improve your OEE.
If you don’t believe us, you should believe Derek at Aero Precision who says, “We have been able to increase our productivity by 25 percent just monitoring the machine utilization.” Jerry at Tech Manufacturing LLC also benefited from our machine monitoring solutions, stating, “There was minimal startup cost and it requires little software management on the user end. Benefits are significant increases in machine utilization, better internal information flow.”
We’re proud of the service we offer and would be happy to help take your OEE to the next level. Give us a call today at (619) 461-4000 to get started!
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