The Operator maintenance module, part of the Operator solution, allows you to manage maintenance more effectively resulting in minimizing disruptions and maximize up time within your manufacturing environment. Gain unprecedented real-time visibility into maintenance management operations to better manage labor, spares, impact on production schedules, quality and other factors that relate to maintenance execution.
The Operator maintenance module is fully integrated with other functionalities of the Operator solution.
It gives a unique opportunity to synchronize maintenance actions with production and also supports flow of the information between those two areas.
Using alert/alarm notification mechanisms – e-mail, SMS, reader boards, lights – maintenance crew is notified about potential issues – before they become costly problems.
The purpose of Operator preventive maintenance implementation is to have only one front end at the shop floor for both production and maintenance crew. The module includes the following functionalities:
Operator maintenance can be synchronized with existing business systems such as ERP to seamlessly integrate maintenance plans and schedules into the flow of your manufacturing operations, extending the value of these existing enterprise systems.
At Operator Systems, we are aware of the strong demand for mobile plant monitoring capabilities. We already introduced our Operator OEE app. Read more.
Following that trend, our team developed the new Operator Maintenance mobile application. The Maintenance App is aimed for the technical staff responsible for repairs and maintenance at the shop floor. Using the app service engineers will be informed about maintenance tasks initiated by the shop-floor staff.
Functionalities of maintenance mobile solution:
The Mobile Maintenance APP contains a list of tasks (workflows) initiated from the machine operator or service orders. From this list, engineers can report progress of task progress and execution and inform shop floor user, Planners and managers when the order is expected to be finished and when it is finished. The Operator Maintenance app is fully integrated with the Operator workflow and maintenance module.
What is maintenance in a manufacturing company?
Maintenance is all the processes and actions taken to increase production efficiency. According to the traditional understanding of the term, maintenance is primarily about ensuring the proper operation of machines used for production purposes. This includes, among others, their regular inspection, maintenance, and in case of failure – repair. It is equally important to ensure that specialists are properly trained – an incompetent employee can cause a malfunction, which will result in production stopping and costly downtime. Maintenance is one of the key issues in the company.
Inspections and repairs are not everything
In addition to training and regular maintenance, adopting and implementing a maintenance strategy is equally important. A strategy that supports effective maintenance defines the methods to determine what needs to be done and what actions need to be taken to enable smooth, uninterrupted operation. An example is a predictive strategy, which involves making predictions about the condition of equipment by continuously analyzing technical indicators such as raw material usage. This makes it possible to determine precisely how often remedial actions, such as maintenance or repair, are needed, which facilitates efficient allocation of company resources.
IT tools will help streamline production
Modern production plants are so complex that it is difficult to imagine maintenance without the use of specialized IT tools. The solutions proposed by Operator may serve as an example. They provide not only the possibility of efficient KPI tracking, but also a quick detection and reaction to problems. As well as automated preparation of analyses allowing for diagnosing the sources of defects. An additional advantage is the ability to compare current data to historical data, thanks to which it is possible to check whether and when there were deviations from the accepted norms. Another advantage of the solutions offered by the Operator is the ability to integrate with other systems used in the company.