Smart Factory Examples – October 2018

Dear members,

Weir Minerals are embarking on their smart factory journey and looking to visit businesses that are well on the journey.

Specifically we would like to see a best practice example of the following:

1)    A manufacturing facility that has set up an interface at equipment where the operator records any downtime that exists when the equipment is not producing and is fed back into a central display system (an OEE system that takes information directly inputted from equipment operator would be ideal).

2)    Any facilities that are utilising a fully functional MES system that’s regularly adding value to their business.

3)    Any business that is well on the way to going paperless with the introduction of applications and tablet based processing.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

With thanks,

Bruce Horne
Lean Manager
Weir Minerals