FLSmidth recently developed ECS/UptimeGo, a downtime analysis solution, to help plant staff identify issues that interrupt operation, and prevent unwanted future downtime.
Real-time dashboards and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) enable the measurement of the real impact of machine failures interrupting production. In addition, ECS/UptimeGo provides Pareto charts and the ability to monitor maintenance and reliability KPIs to give operators the fullest possible picture of a downtime event and its causes. Having this information is vital in correcting the causes of stoppages, increasing asset utilization and return on assets.
“ECS/UptimeGo shows how FLSmidth uses digital technologies and practical experience to further enhance the productivity of cement and mining customers,” said Mikael Lindholm, FLSmidth chief digital officer.
The software can be integrated with existing process control systems and can be paired with FLSmidth ECS/ControlCenter for an automated process to gather all production stoppages. It also features a user-friendly graphic interface that allows operators to have all the information they need to fully document and analyze stoppages. By allowing businesses to significantly reduce the frequency of unplanned downtime, ECS/UptimeGo delivers a productivity gain to operations that will cover for the cost of the software many times over.