Products4Automation’s new PILOT OEE-Lite, from production intelligence specialist, FELTEN is a small, low cost, highly functional OEE module that enables organisations on limited budgets to monitor their production performance without having to spend excessive amounts on full MES solutions.
The PILOT OEE-Lite enables users to benchmark and record a wide range of production data, analyse it, and then use the resulting information to make both strategic and incremental changes to their plants to achieve OEE improvements.
OEE-Lite is designed for easy interface to MES, SCADA (including P4A’s Progea Movicon system) and PLC systems, plus Databases, the Internet, sensors and HMI. It offers the key benefit of enabling companies to start small in their OEE activity, prove the benefits to senior management and then expand the system incrementally and seamlessly to full TPM.
Using OEE-Lite, parameters such as Downtime, Machine Utility, Productivity, Trends, Energy usage, Output Levels, Efficiency, Part Production, and many more can be measured and displayed on standard PCs – including laptops – in just the way clients require it. The module includes a PILOT I/O server and one line licence for up to fifteen machines. It provides predefined reports and KPI sets, KPI management and a workflow engine.
“OEE-Lite is perfect product to enable companies working on tight budgets to achieve transparency of their production at low cost,” said Paul Hurst MD of P4A. “OEE-Lite is a building block of the modular FELTEN PILOT production intelligence system, which is delivering unprecedented levels of efficiency savings for some of the biggest companies in the world. As part of a modular system, OEE-Lite is not limited; it can grow in line with a company’s requirements, providing up to the minute analysis and reporting to improve production and reduce downtime.”
In addition to its many operational advantages, OEE-Lite also benefits from an enlightened policy as regards support. “We do not subscribe to the present trend in the market that levies annual support costs onto OEE and SCADA packages, whether the customer needs support or not,” said Paul Hurst. “Our policy is that no support fees are applicable, unless the company purchasing OEE-Lite requests support, or wants to upgrade his system. With support costs running at around 15% per annum, our decision not to levy them will reduce customer outlay on production performance and monitoring systems substantially.”
Products4Automation (P4A) is a specialist supplier of new and innovative software and hardware solutions to the UK market. Product ranges available from P4A include the latest touch-screen HMI’s and flat panel PCs, SCADA software and plug-ins, a wide range of SCADA enabled hardware, Alarm plug-in software for large automation systems, and a full range of Production Intelligence software solutions.