CMMS schedules maintenance through automated meter reading

July 28, 2014

Production Process has released the ProductionACE/CMMS, an entry-level CMMS with companion run-hour and cycle count meters that connect to production and auxiliary equipment.

The system identifies when maintenance is near due and due based on user-set limits for run hours and cycle count for the production machine and a removable job- or product-related component, such as a mold, die, tool, or printing plate. For auxiliary equipment, the system tracks run time, duty cycle, and number of stop/start cycles.

The system also records production counts, rejects, downtime, production rate, and cycle time, making it possible to analyze overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), both historically and in real time. Additionally, an element of predictive maintenance can be implemented by monitoring OEE to determine where major inefficiencies begin to occur and fine-tuning maintenance procedures accordingly.