The Productivity Control Module (PCM) captures and analyzes machine performance by tracking average productivity (hides per hour) against a defined benchmark for each machine.
The PCM features a dashboard-style screen for review/analysis of the productivity data from machines. The screen features a panel for each machine with numeric and gauge readouts for Performance Level, Hides Per Hour, and Total Hides.
The data displayed is graphed and can be filtered according to date, shift, operator, lot, customer, etc...
Monitoring the productivity performance of various machines in real time allows to control production flows in an easy real time manner.
The PCM allows to monitor a group of similar machines (fleshers / splitters / shavers) and monitor the productivity of ...
Machine downtime is entered by choosing the reason from a drop down menu to allow effective cost control and the application of corrective measures
Large variances point to machine malfunction or wrong settings, as well as pinpointing to "slow" operators
The PCM allows to monitor productivity of the machines by specific department
lime yard - fleshers / splitters
tan yard - sammers / splitters / shavers
retanning / conditioning dept - setting out / drying / staking
finishing dept - buffers / spray lines / embossing presses / measuring machines etc
The PCM makes it possible to control
all of the most important machines and thus have a real time continuous overview of the production flow and
anticipate disruptive bottle necks.
The PCM can be connected directly to the machine software or PLC, or in case of machine operations that do not allow for an automatic counting of the hides or of older equipment, data is taken thru a Tcat wireless push-button transmitter / receiver that is applied to every machine.
The PCM allows detailed
productivity analysis for making decisions based on real data