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Machine Downtime and OEE, How to Start? Webinar

February 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Manufacturers are working hard to remain competitive. They need to get more revenue out of the same equipment and staff. To do this requires improving performance, reliability, scheduling, and production costs. Often companies don’t know where to start or how to identify the areas of biggest inefficiency. Data from machines on the plant floor such as downtime and OEE can help. They’ll highlight what can be improved and how. The question then becomes how to get the data out of the machines, how to use the data, who is going to do it, etc. This webinar will provide real examples of how measures like downtime and OEE work, where to start, and how you can pull the data out of the machines and implement these ideas at your own plants.

Benefits of receiving data from machines:

  • Learn how data can be pulled from equipment
  • What are some good tools to use for pulling and visualizing machine data
  • Understand how to use the machine data to improve operations


Kevin Jones, CEO & Lead Strategist, Ectobox, Inc. Kevin is CEO and lead strategist at Ectobox, Inc., an IoT and software consulting company in Pittsburgh, PA. Founded the company 20 years ago. He is a IoT Inc Certified IoT Professional, and an active member and on the board of the Allegheny Appalachian Chapter of SMRP, and member of NTMA.

Kevin also hails from Duquesne University, worked in accounting, and has developed a long background in software and technology.

Rod Perry, Controls Engineer, Manufacturing Consultant Rod Perry is a senior industrial automation and controls engineer as well as a manufacturing consultant. He has many years of experience designing, installing, testing, and commissions systems large and small. Rod has also worked in high level consulting engagements with household name companies for driving manufacturing excellence based on ISA-95 and other open standards. He has also participated in many committees including MESA, IEE, and ISA-95.


February 27, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm