Vorne Systems OEE

Date Published: 01-04-2020

What is OEE?

In simple terms, Over-all Equipment Efficiency is a standard for measuring your productivity. If it is so simple, why don’t you just take your actual production count and divide it by your total production capability? The answer is that it would not be accurate as it neglects to include variables such as maintenance to machines, breakdowns, scheduled stoppages, quality and many other items. To quantify OEE, the following formula is used:

OEE = Quality ( Only good parts are counted) x Performance (What’s the fastest production speed) x Availability

Measuring OEE is a manufacturing best practice!

OEE will also point you in the direction to mitigate the reasons you are at less than optimum.

Why do I need OEE?

By investigating your OEE, you will be given insight into increasing capacity, reducing cost, improving quality and generally increasing efficiency across your production lines. OEE can also serve as a benchmark for production. OEE can tell you if your production facility is operating at Prefect (100%), World Class (85%), Typical (60%) or Low(<40%).

In addition to this, OEE will also point you in the direction to mitigate the reasons you are at less than optimum.

How can S4 help me measure my OEE?

S4 partnered with Vorne, one of the leading experts in the field of OEE. The Vorne OEE Appliance allows for any manufacturing variable (OEE, downtime, availability, cycle time and production time) to be measured.

Vorne Systems OEE

The Vorne XL Productivity Appliance™ is a “bolt-on” smart device that provides accurate and automated manufacturing data to operators, engineers, and managers.

XL is available in four model versions. The only difference between each model is the scoreboard. Every XL system includes:

  • A plant floor scoreboard.
  • I/O for receiving signals from sensors or the machine controller.
  • The same built-in reporting that you can access from any device on your network.
  • To monitor your manufacturing process simply provide one or two sensor inputs and a network connection. There’s no software to install, no changes to your PLC code, and no recurring costs. Simple. Easy.

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