Keeping an Eye on Productivity: Bizerba Introduces the BRAIN2 OEE Software Module
Balingen, 30 Jun 2016
Bizerba expands the BRAIN2 industrial software by introducing the OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) module. Food producers can use this application to easily determine the effectiveness of their production and to locate areas requiring further optimization. For this purpose, the software computes the OEE metric from three parameters: availability, quality and performance.
Although the issue of overall equipment effectiveness has not only become relevant with the increasing automation of the manufacturing processes in the food industry, calculating this effectiveness metric has now become easier with suitable software. OEE consists of three metrics: availability (the ratio between downtime and theoretical production time), machine performance and output quality. Together, these metrics illustrate the effectiveness of an operation.
By clearly displaying the measured effectiveness, Bizerba’s BRAIN2 OEE software provides improved safety and transparency. The solution can analyze the data of specific production lines or of an entire factory. To this end, it captures downtimes, wastage and total performance on a per-article, per-line and per-day basis. The overviews presented by the software clearly pinpoint any inefficiencies, enabling informed decisions on investments into better processes and equipment.
Viewing Resources Individually
It makes sense to optimize production using suitable programs at the production control and factory manager level. BRAIN2 OEE helps to better utilize existing resources. The modules of Bizerba’s software platform can be compiled individually depending on the specific requirements of each production operation, obviating the need to purchase a fixed configuration.
The software centrally stores large amounts of data, enabling companies to access these data from anywhere. Thanks to its consistent user interface, the software can be implemented at multiple locations without training times. BRAIN2 runs on all common Windows operating systems.
Bizerba offers its customers in industry, trade, and logistics a globally unique solutions portfolio of hardware and software around the central value "weight". This portfolio includes products and solutions related to slicing, processing, weighing, cashing, checking, commissioning and labeling. A wide range of services from consulting and service, labels and consumables to leasing complete the portfolio.
Since 1866 Bizerba has made a significant contribution to the developments in the area of weighing technology and today is represented in 120 countries. The customer base includes globally operating companies in trade and industry as well as retailers, bakeries and butcheries. With around 4.100 employees worldwide and with its headquarters in Balingen, Baden Wuerttemberg, Bizerba has been in the same family for five generations. Additional production facilities are located in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, China and USA. Bizerba also has a global network of sales and service locations.