Manufacturing efficiency relies heavily on the equipment used. If equipment isn’t functioning at peak performance, then the yield it is outputting won’t cover the initial cost of investment. To determine the efficiency of the equipment, OEE is the industry standard on how to measure productivity and achieving OEE is critical to your success.
Achieving OEE Using Hygienically Designed Precision Conveyors
OEE, or overall equipment efficiency, can be broken down into a simple equation: Availability x Performance x Quality. In order to achieve a perfect score, all machines must run with no stop time, as quickly as possible, with 100% saleable products.
As a part of the OEE factors, availability accounts for availability loss, which includes anything that halted planned production for a significant amount of time. This amount of time may vary from industry to industry, but this will be any amount of time that needs to be logged from an operator. These stops can be planned, change over time, or unplanned, equipment and mechanical malfunctions. However, regardless of the nature of the stop, this will affect your OEE analysis.
The second part of the equation is performance. Performance loss is anything that causes the production to run at less than the maximum speed. The performance time could be affected by something man-made
But how about adding another competitive edge to this mix in order to achieve OEE in a hygienic environment? Check out the infographic below to learn how you can increase OEE while also providing a hygienic environment to maximize its industrial uses.