Electronics Manufacturer Reduces Unplanned Downtime
A major electronics manufacturer was struggling with fast-wearing furnace components. With Sightline EDM™, they can now secure real-time data.
A major electronics manufacturer was struggling with furnace components that were wearing out prematurely, causing excessive unplanned downtime and difficulty addressing production issues. The operation turned to Sightline’s EDM™ advanced analytics solution to identify potential performance issues, reduce unplanned downtime, and improve operational efficiency.
Insulated panels are an important part of the appliances this client is producing and a fully functioning furnace is essential to heat the material needed to make these panels. With the furnace in question having over 100 sensors tracking everything from component temperature to fan circulation, the unplanned downtime was really cutting into their bottom line due to the time-intensive inspections required just to diagnose equipment failures. Additionally, engineers were relying on manual processes and insufficient tools like Excel spreadsheets to optimize their manufacturing production process, which took several additional days for engineers to receive the data for analysis. This process was simply unsustainable as it resulted in lower output and additional costs.
The electronics manufacturer team can now secure the real-time data needed to give management greater visibility into the performance status of their system’s environments with the ability to collect detailed sensor data and view it through customized dashboards.
“We have found a real competitive advantage from using EDM™ to monitor our manufacturing processes in real-time. Not only can we look back to understand the root cause of problems, but we can also look forward to proactively address challenges that affect output and quality.”
–Vice President, Manufacturing Operations
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