Identifying equipment with greatest downtime
Gathering true changeover costs
Analyzing product effects
Evaluate opportunities for improved safety
Data Historian provides for the capture and storage of high‐speed, time‐series production data.
Collection of time series data is critical for having the ability to review process behavior over a period of time as well as re‐creating a series of events for a specific time period. Historical collection and storage of data allows reporting within standard desktop tools such as Microsoft Excel.
While data collection is the underlying element in evaluating the process, visualization of this data is equally important. Dashboards provide an at‐a‐glance view of key performance indicators relevant to the process. Simple Dashboards provide simplified viewing of data from disparate data sources and can identify sources of downtime and provide quick indicators of current performance.
The visual dashboard needs to communicate the process’ status with key trends, comparisons and summaries. Additionally, the dashboard needs to communicate the information most relevant to the key decision makers.
Dashboards provide an online indication of trends and issues as the occur rather than days or weeks after the fact. This drives the ability to react more quickly, providing a real impact on real time production costs.
Disaster Recovery / Risk Mitigation
Providing backup and disaster recovery of operational asset configurations is essential to maintaining reliable operations. That’s why you need a control system back up that is integrated with source control. By comparing the configuration file retrieved from the plant floor with the master file stored in source control, you can quickly determine any changes that have been made and restore your original configurations without missing a beat. Securing plant assets is a key component in any risk mitigation strategy. This includes reducing the potential for unauthorized system access and safeguarding your plant secrets and intellectual property. This is where your asset management applications can provide key risk management benefits including disaster recovery, source control, security enforcement and tracking of user actions.
To improve manufacturing performance, you not only need reliable data collection, but also accurate and streamlined reporting. Our advanced reporting and analytics solutions help you put data into context, allowing you to more easily monitor the key factors that impact performance, efficiency and quality. Displaying metrics in graphical representations and easy‐to‐read reports provides powerful insight into performance history and can then be used throughout the plant to support continuous improvement.