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Ways to improve machine uptime

In today’s competitive manufacturing landscape, it is important to learn how to improve machine uptime. Every minute a machine stands idle translates into lost production, impacting your bottom line. The answer lies in a powerful combination: CMMS software (Computerized Maintenance Management System) with Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS).

CMMS Software: The Brains of the Operation

  • Proactive Maintenance Scheduling: CMMS software streamlines preventive maintenance tasks, scheduling them based on manufacturer recommendations, operating hours, or RTLS data. This prevents minor issues from snowballing into major breakdowns.
  • Inventory Management: Never get caught waiting for spare parts. CMMS tracks critical parts inventory, ensuring they’re readily available to minimize downtime during repairs.
  • Detailed Maintenance History: Track every service intervention on each machine using a panic button. Analyze trends to identify recurring problems and implement corrective actions for long-term improvement.
  • Improved Communication: CMMS facilitates seamless communication between maintenance teams, operators, and management. Streamline work order assignments, track progress, and ensure everyone’s on the same page.

RTLS: Real-Time Visibility for Informed Decisions

  • Precise Machine Location: RTLS devices attached to machines provide real-time location data. Quickly locate specific equipment for maintenance or troubleshooting, optimizing technician response times.
  • Streamlined Workflow Management: Monitor machine utilization and identify bottlenecks in your production shop floor flow. Optimize worker assignments, abnormality managers and equipment usage for enhanced efficiency.
  • Enhanced Safety Measures: Track the movement of personnel and equipment in real-time, ensuring adherence to safety protocols and preventing accidents.

The Power of CMMS and RTLS Working Together

Imagine a scenario where a sensor on a machine detects a slight temperature rise. The RipplesCMMS software automatically triggers a work order, and the RipplesIPS system directs the nearest technician to the exact location of the equipment. This proactive approach prevents a potential breakdown, saving you time, money, and production headaches.

Benefits of a CMMS-RTLS Integration to improve machine uptime

  • Increased Machine Uptime: Preventative maintenance and faster response times to potential issues lead to significant reductions in unplanned downtime.
  • Improved Maintenance Efficiency: Optimize technician schedules and resource allocation with real-time machine location data, MTBR and MTBF.
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs: Catch problems early and avoid costly repairs due to neglected maintenance.
  • Enhanced Data-Driven Decision Making: Gain valuable insights from combined CMMS and RTLS data to optimize your entire production process.

By implementing a CMMS software system integrated with RTLS technology, manufacturing industries can achieve a significant competitive edge. Learn how to improve machine uptime in factories, optimize maintenance strategies, and unlock the full potential of your production line

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Mr Srihari Acharya is head of Ripples IoT pte Ltd, RTLS solution sales in Bengaluru India. He brings over 6 years of experience and expertise in industrial automation solutions