On the one hand, we had IT that focused on telecommunication issues, to streamline business coordination processes; and on the other hand those of operation, which are to record, interpret and maintain physical processes (crushers, mills, etc)Even if a certain asset has had an unscheduled failure, it is not necessary for the operator to check if this is true, he only needs to follow the protocol to give it maintenance. According to the severity and complexity of the failure, our team behind Downtimes has already assigned the deadlines in which the responsible areas must respond, thus avoiding downtime without production. Our tool has the ability to integrate with other systems such as SAP to send information such as the operating hours of the equipment, required for the planning of their maintenance plans and generation of work orders.
Increase in Industrial Productivity thanks to the Assignment of Times
An Asset Performance Maintenance (APM) is a tool that is transforming the idea of industrial maintenance, it helps to give visibility and understand in a simple way the current state of the fundamental assets in a plant, thus avoiding having time downtime leading to costly downtime and unscheduled maintenance. To understand the key to the success of this tool, we must go back a few years, where information and operation technologies had different systems; On the one hand, we had IT that focused on telecommunication issues, to streamline business coordination processes; and on the other hand those of operation, which are to record, interpret and maintain physical processes (crushers, mills, etc). This divergence of systems made coordination complicated by the bureaucratic complexity of each one; for example, asset reports were given annually. Now industrial production, thanks to digital transformation, is in a phase of automation and connectivity that allows better communication of the status of production and assets in real time, thanks to the advancement of sensors and processors to receive these large amounts of data ( Industry 4.0). Therefore, an APM, such as our Downtimes, can help create a convergence between operations such as the operations area, those who use the equipment and the maintenance area, responsible for providing maintenance to make said equipment available, with the objective of not affecting production and having information in real time to improve decision making. Our Downtimes tool takes the stoppage events automatically to assign times according to the responsibility of the stoppage: Operations or maintenance and the registration of associated information such as: failure modes, type of workshop, among others, what that allows to automatically generate the dashboards of Indicators such as Availability, Utilization, Average time between failures, average time to repair, Top Ten of failures, among others. Thus, areas such as Operations and Maintenance can constantly monitor their indicators, perform root cause analysis of the main arrests and / or critical equipment through the use of our Asset Performance Maintenance.