For a medium sized company in the printing industry, FitMech has enabled the production director supported by FitMech consulting partner, to increase the performance of the production line by 16%. FitMech sensors has been kept installed on the machines to enable further analysis (e.g. after recalibrations), corrective measures, and continuous improvement of production line's performance.
The process was started with a preliminary analysis made by an expert in increasing efficiency of production processes. With accordance to the Theory of Constraints (TOC) the decision was made to install FitMech sensors on a reference production line. After sensor configuration, the data has been collected and automatically processed by the FitMech system. After a week, the data reports have been analyzed by the production director assisted by the consultant. Both identified the binding machine as the bottleneck of the whole process. This machine has the cost of downtime of €750 per hour, and a key element in the process.
Upon identifying the reasons for these unwanted and previously unnoticed downtime, immediate actions have been taken to correct the process. Thanks to these actions, in the first month after being installed, FitMech helped to increase the efficiency of this production line by 16%.
FitMech pricing depends only on the amount of active sensors you have ordered. We include all of the features of the system in that price, and allow for extensions (e.g. longer data history) to the core service.
Our sensors provide a quick and completely non-invasive way to monitor work of the machines. Data generated by the sensors is then used for reporting in various compositions. FitMech's approach, allows production managers to quickly gain insights about their production line.
Our clients appreciate the additional information and analysis provided by FitMech, and use it also for continuous monitoring. This comes mainly from the changing characteristics of the production and the ease with which FitMech adapts to such changes.