Availability measures the ratio between the actual runtime and planned production time—a pure measurement of uptime. Any time equipment is not running when it was planned to is an inefficiency that is reflected in OEE availability.
Performance is the speed at which a factory or line runs as a percentage of its designed speed. OEE performance is not based on the number of units produced, but on what the line was designed to process over a given period of time. If equipment is running slower than its capabilities, then it is not as efficient as it could be, which is reflected in OEE performance.
Quality is the ratio between good units produced and the total units that were started. This is a measurement of process yield. The inefficiency of out-of-spec units that could have been good units is reflected in OEE quality.
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What kind of impact can digital solutions really make on your machine efficiency? The following metrics are taken directly from manufacturing customers, reflecting how digital solutions are boosting productivity.
By using digital solutions to extend asset life, manufacturers can shed up to 15% of their CAPEX expenditures.
Preventative maintenance, and empowering workers can cut up to 50% of unplanned downtime.
Accelerating worker efficiency and optimizing production lines can result in up to 70% faster changeover time.
Changeover, downtime, and CAPEX changes can increase total overall equipment effectiveness by 50%.