FLSmidth has launched a downtime analysis solution that is designed to increase plant uptime by identifying the causes of plant and equipment failures.
Unplanned downtime costs businesses billions of dollars each year globally. For cement and mining customers, the impact of plant and equipment failures can be enormous, including production stoppages and reduced productivity. FLSmidth has developed the ECS/UptimeGo to help plant staff identify the issues that interrupt operation, and prevent unwanted downtime in the future.
Real-time dashboards and key performance indicators (KPIs) enable the measurement of the real impact of machine failures interrupting production. In addition, the ECS/UptimeGo provides Pareto charts and the ability to monitor maintenance and reliability KPIs, to give operators the fullest possible picture of a downtime event and its causes. Having this information is vital in correcting the causes of stoppages, increasing asset utilisation and return on assets.
The system can be integrated with existing process control systems and can be paired with the FLSmidth ECS/ControlCenter for an automated process to gather all production stoppages. It also features a user-friendly graphic interface that allows operators to have all the information they need to fully document and analyse stoppages. The company has stated that, by allowing businesses to reduce the frequency of unplanned downtime, the ECS/UptimeGo delivers a productivity gain to operations that will cover the cost of the software many times over.
“ECS/UptimeGo shows how FLSmidth uses digital technologies and practical experience to further enhance the productivity of cement and mining customers,” said Mikael Lindholm, Chief Digital Officer at FLSmidth.
“We have designed ECS/UptimeGo with users in mind,” said King Becerra, Global Product Line Manager, Digitalisation at FLSmidth. “This software is intuitive to use and will be quickly mastered by users.”
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/07052019/flsmidth-launches-downtime-analysis-solution/
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