Addressing Your Most Challenging Issues

Downtime & Waste

  • Identifying the top reasons for downtime and waste
  • Simplifying predictive and preventive maintenance processes
  • Pinpointing past and potential cause of failures
  • Immediately identifying point-of-failure in machinery
  • Disaster Recovery

Quality

  • Seeing SPC/SQC data and quality exceptions in real time
  • Identifying how raw materials affect quality & which suppliers are most consistent
  • Seeing process recipes & quality specifications seamlessly together
  • Reporting complete product “Genealogy” and creating Certificates of Analysis

Worker operating robotic machinery in factoryEfficiency & Productivity

  • Identifying bottlenecks
  • See current production & efficiency vs. standard vs. budget & forecast – in real-time
  • Reducing cycle time, WIP and inventory
  • Product changeovers
  • Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) in real time
  • Line optimization and utilization
  • Understanding how upstream lines affect downstream lines

Regulatory Compliance

  • Documenting procedures & recipes and creating an audit trail
  • Painlessly generate compliance and government reports for FDA, EPA, etc.
  • Implementing electronic record-keeping solutions
  • Integrating operator workflow into batch recipes
  • Protect, save, restore, discover, and track changes to programming, setpoints, work instructions, and reports
  • Work instructions: availability to operators, record of use

Safety

  • Enhancing operator awareness and reaction
  • Improving control system integrity and security
  • Isolating hazardous areas and equipment grounding

Energy Use & Cost

  • Managing all Utilities (water, air, gas, electricity, steam)
  • Reducing harmonics, power quality problems and imbalances
  • Curtailing utility use before penalties ensue
  • Viewing real-time reports of any facility or line from any location

Common Challenges

  • Lack of accurate and timely data for Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma initiatives
  • Intuition, but lack of hard evidence to justify improvements and budgets
  • Determining Availability or Capability to Promise
  • Spending too much time and resources collecting vs. analyzing information and creating reports
  • “Silos” of data: disparate, segregated databases preventing integrated analysis

If you’re in AL, FL, GA, KY, NC, SC or TN and are interested in learning more about what benefits Advantage Industrial Automation can provide you, contact us here.