Unplanned downtime is a dreaded phrase for any business. Modern manufacturers push their equipment to full capacity to ensure they get ahead and stay ahead. Breakdowns, equipment failures, electrical issues, and unplanned downtime cause costs to skyrocket and production to come to a screeching halt. Add in losing the confidence of your customers, and you have a recipe for disaster.
If you are looking for a way to avoid the negative effects of downtime, adopting the practices of measuring OEE, or overall equipment effectiveness, is a great way to go. OEE is a metric that quantifies how well equipment performs relative to its capacity during periods when it is scheduled to run.
How to Calculate OEE
To calculate OEE you multiply Availability x Performance x Quality. This formula allows you to drill down to very specific analyses for any aspect of any process. All three of these metrics are important in detecting problems, but availability is the most important factor when it comes to your equipment.
If a part breaks down, this often means the machine as a whole is down. This is especially true when it comes to wires, cables, and hoses. Keeping these critical parts organized and under control allows for smooth, steady, and uninterrupted service. The best way to accomplish this goal is by utilizing spiral cable wrap.
Spiral cable wrap is a cost-effective and versatile tool for organizing and enhancing the protection of your machinery’s important wires, cables, hosing, and tubes. In addition to keeping items orderly, spiral cable wrap also provides an additional layer that can resist abrasion.
M.M Newman Corporation’s Heli-Tube® spiral cable wrap is available in a variety of different materials, such as non-flammable PTFE or polyethylene featuring self-extinguishing characteristics, and UV-resistant variations of spiral wrap that can withstand exposure to direct sunlight for long periods of time without degrading.
M.M. Newman Corporation cannot overstate the importance of avoiding downtime through proper maintenance and analysis. We suggest you take a walk around your facility and see if your cables and hoses are properly protected.
For more information on the benefits of utilizing spiral cable wrap, download our new eBook, Reduce Downtime and Boost Overall Equipment Effectiveness with Spiral Cable Wrap. Don’t go another day leaving your business, and future, unprotected from downtime.