Innova Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) uses the OEE industry standard to deliver the four vital production equipment KPIs: availability, performance, quality and overall utilization. Runtime information is picked up from the production lines in real time, providing an instant view of the current health of production.
With Innova OEE it is simple for line operators to provide stop reasons for OEE losses with minimal impact on their normal tasks. That information can then be analyzed by production management with easy-to-use dashboards and customizable reports to identify the main losses and decide on improvement actions to increase effectiveness
The following equipment has OEE support with this release. OEE support for more equipment will be added in later releases.
|Module||Equipment||Operator input terminal||Comments|
|On device M3210 (WEB)
No alarm support
No alarm support
|SensorX||SensorX Gen2||Extra M6215
|Multihead||Multihead (Pluto)||Extra M6215
|On device WPL9000
|Generic Line||GROA / PL8
|Extra M6215||For not natively supported devices|
Instead of using an extra M6215, the Web-based operator screen can be used. It runs on most devices that contain a browser, such as third-party terminals, tablets etc.
For devices that are not supported by Innova the Generic Line solution can be used. Currently, the Generic Line supports the GROA/PL8 module. The GROA has 8 digital inputs and is connected to Innova using Ethernet. The digital inputs of the GROA can be configured to:
It is possible to use one GROA/PL8 for more OEE entities or use more than one GROA/PL8 for the same entity.
The Transfer Engine, which is part of Innova Integration Services, can be used to transfer packs and pallets between systems. This engine has been significantly improved to make it easier to configure and use.
New features include:
A Transfer Hub allows multiple sites to send data through a single server. This reduces the amount of configuration required at each site. Each sending site pushes messages to the hub and all receiving sites poll the hub for new messages. The complete transfer history for all sites is stored on the hub, while each site locally stores a history of transfers into and out of the site.
On a sender site an export is triggered either from a PDA or a Windows client. An export handler sends the exported data to the hub and an import handler polls the hub for indication of failure or success of the transmission.
Notifications about export status can be sent to local users using the Innova Alarm system.
On a receiving site an import handler polls the hub for pending messages and imports any new data. After importing, the handler informs the hub about the success or failure of the import.
Notifications about import status can be sent to local users using the Innova Alarm system.
Each site can be configured to be both sender and receiver, allowing packs and pallets to move back and forth between systems.
The Innova Stand-Alone Label Designer replaces the current Comformat Editor. The Innova Stand-Alone Label Designer exports the generated comformats to files; the files are then transferred to the WPL using a USB memory stick.
The Innova Stand-Alone Label Designer supports the Marel Weigh Price Labelers in the 8000 and 9000 series and OCM 8500 and OCM 9500.
The label designer is configured to create comformats by default. The properties for the comformat can be updated in the Properties pane to the right. These properties include all WPL-specific properties, such as the Label Action and Weigh Price Action.
The label designs are exported to file and then transferred to the machine.
Products are maintained In the Product maintenance form. In this form it is possible to assign a label design to each of the print heads available on the WPL. It is also possible to define other WPL-related values, such as label position, rotation and stroke length.
In the Product maintenance form is it also possible to see a preview of all labels that will be printed by the Weigh Price Labeler or the OCM. The preview shows both the Item and Pack labels.
It is also from the Product maintenance form that the comformats are generated. If one or more products are selected in the product list, and you click the Create Comformat button then the comformats are generated on the disk or on a USB memory stick. The directory structure used is the one expected by the WPL when reading comformats from a USB memory. During the creation process, all single, group and multi comformats are generated for either the item or pack. The process also saves any bitmaps used on the layouts to the disk or USB.