These days, it’s hard to find a factory that isn’t obsessed with improving productivity. No wonder more manufacturers—even those who’ve held back in the past—are exploring what machine monitoring systems have to offer.
No doubt about it: downtime is your factory’s arch-enemy. It depresses your profits, dulls your competitive edge, and results in lost opportunities. Every day that you operate at reduced capacity, you’re essentially throwing money away.
But you can’t improve performance until you can measure it—not to mention identify where your problems lie. A good machine monitoring system not only measures machine uptime and downtime, but reveals why that dreaded downtime is occurring.
Unfortunately, one of the great ironies here—one that prevents many manufacturers from acting—is that, in order to implement a new system, you need to incur additional short-term downtime. But not all downtime is created equal.
It’s no secret that most machine monitoring systems are time-consuming to install and can take several days to complete. During that time, machines are offline, operators sit idle—and depending on the technology, you may even need to bring in pricy outside consultants.
That’s why, when evaluating OEE and machine monitoring systems, it’s critical to include implementation time in your cost comparisons. Ask: how long will implementation take, per machine? What are the IT requirements? Who performs the installation? What kind of training is required?
And, finally: what will the impact be on your team, across every level of management?
When we designed Amper, our goal was to create the simplest, most-affordable machine monitoring solution available. So, one big differentiator between us and other systems is that our implementation is unusually fast and simple.
For small and mid-size factories, Amper implementation can typically be completed in a single afternoon, completely in-house. In a nutshell:
And although we do offer training (both live & on-demand) our software is so easy-to-use, your team will be using it in no time.
This single differentiator is why so many manufacturers who’ve procrastinated for years on updating their factory, ultimately choose us as their machine monitoring provider.
Time is money. That’s why it’s important to consider how Amper’s quick implementation could positively impact each member of your management team in practical terms:
If fear of the implementation is one of the obstacles standing between you and a machine monitoring system, Amper may be the solution for you. Learn how Amper will make your factory more productive and see for yourself how easy it is to install—take advantage of our free, 30-day pilot program.