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Reduce Excess Downtime

Reducing downtime is crucial to maximizing the efficiency and productivity of any manufacturing operation. Every minute a machine is not running represents lost opportunity to generate revenue.

By implementing strategies to minimize the amount of time equipment or machines are not in use, companies can save resources, increase output, and ultimately improve their bottom line.

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Why Mingo Smart Factory?

Mingo Smart Factory’s manufacturing productivity software provides real-time visibility into the production process, allowing teams to quickly identify and resolve issues that may cause downtime.

Increase Plant Productivity

Significantly increase plant productivity through visibility. Monitor production, solve problems, hit targets, and deliver on time to customers.

Automatically Measure OEE

Operators, supervisors, and managers often don’t know about problems on the floor until it’s too late. With Mingo Smart Factory, you’re able to automatically collect and measure OEE, keeping tabs on how the plant is performing.

Reduce Unplanned Downtime

Every minute a machine isn’t running represents a lost opportunity. With Mingo Smart Factory, you know when a machine goes down, and for how long, and based on the data, you can identify a plan for corrective action.

Track Availability

Using automatic data collection from sensors, PLCs, and operators on the floor, calculate downtime and track availability.

Get Alerts to Stop Problems

Get real-time alerts, via the mobile app or email, to stop problems as they happen. Consistent, accurate data can drastically increase availability.

Analytics That Matter

Use Pareto Charts to determine growth opportunities within the current operation. Determine what is causing 80% of the issues to make cost effective decisions.

Understand Scrap Trends

Look at scrap by the number of times a scrap reason occurred, the average number of scrapped parts per entry, the total number of scrapped parts by reason code, or even by a shift to determine if one shift has more scrap than another.

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Measure and Calculate Downtime for Reliable OEE

Accurately calculating downtime is crucial to achieving reliable Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Mingo Smart Factory collects real-time data on downtime, including the duration and reason codes, directly from PLCs or sensors, as well as input from operators or supervisors. This data allows for the accurate calculation of downtime and helps identify areas for improvement to increase OEE.

Reduce Downtime with Bottleneck Identification

Identifying bottlenecks is critical to reducing downtime in manufacturing operations. By having real-time data and transparency into the plant’s performance, potential sources of downtime can be quickly identified and addressed to minimize production losses.

Track Availability

To determine the availability of a machine or cell, Mingo Smart Factory collects and calculates downtime using alarms and other signals directly from the controls, PLCs, and sensors on the equipment. Mingo can also augment this information with input from operators or supervisors.

Get Alerts to Stop Problems as They Happen

Stop problems as they happen, before those problems cause significant downtime. With mobile alerts or manufacturing insight emails delivered straight to your inbox, you can be alerted of problems on the floor. 

Use downtime analysis to understand where and why those problems are occurring.

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Analyze Downtime by Reason Codes

Use Pareto Charts to help determine common causes of downtime. Understand when downtime is increasing or decreasing, enabling you to take action to resolve the issues.

Track trends in your data to see how the plant is running overtime.

Determine the ‘What, Why, Who and When’ of all your downtime.

Case Studies

Reduce Downtime Case Studies

Success Stories of Minimizing System Interruptions and Maximizing Productivity

Lyons Blow Molding

Lyons Blow Molding integrated with Mingo Smart Factory to automate their manual processes and improve accuracy.

H&T Improves with Data
H&T Waterbury reduced micro stoppages by 71% by using data collected from the floor with Mingo. Real-time data allowed the team to implement corrective actions…
Nick Hinman
It’s [enabled] the idea of working smarter, not harder, and Mingo has allowed us that platform to make those decisions simply and effectively.
Nick Hinman
Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Tacony
This level of transparency creates a residual effect throughout the company, a culture of understanding, greater communication and consensus.
Spencer Cushman
Director of Operations, H&T Waterbury
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Frequently Asked Questions

Downtime refers to the period when a system, device, or service is not operational. It is important to reduce downtime because it can lead to a loss of productivity, revenue, and reputation. By reducing downtime, businesses can ensure that their systems and services are running smoothly and that their customers are satisfied with their experience.
Common causes of downtime include hardware failures, software bugs, power outages, network issues, and security breaches. Other factors, such as natural disasters, human error, and insufficient capacity planning, can also contribute to downtime.
Companies can reduce downtime by implementing best practices in the areas of IT infrastructure management, network design, disaster recovery planning, and security. This can include regularly updating software and hardware, implementing redundancy and failover systems, and performing regular backups and testing of disaster recovery processes. Additionally, organizations can also invest in monitoring and alerting tools to detect and resolve issues quickly.

Mingo Smart Factory integrates with production lines and provides real-time data and reporting, so issues can be identified and addressed quickly. It also automates manual processes and eliminates the need for manual data entry, reducing the potential for human error and associated downtime.

Mingo Smart Factory integrates with the labeling system, providing automatic label generation and printing, reducing the potential for mistakes, and improving accuracy. It also integrates with the scheduling system, providing real-time tracking of production and reducing the risk of incorrect data entry.

Integrating with the labeling system eliminates the need for manual labeling and reduces the potential for label mismanagement, incorrect labeling, and mixed load issues. This improves accuracy and reduces the risk of mistakes. How does Mingo integrate with the scheduling system? Mingo integrates with the scheduling system by receiving schedules and automatically switching to the correct production line. This eliminates the need for manual data entry and reduces the risk of incorrect data entry.What are the benefits of using Mingo for capacity management? The benefits of using Mingo for capacity management include real-time visibility into production performance, improved decision-making, reduced lead time, and increased efficiency and productivity. Mingo also supports continuous improvement by providing data-driven insights into production processes and employee performance.

Yes, Mingo Smart Factory provides real-time reporting, which can be accessed from any device with an internet connection. This allows for remote monitoring of production, reducing the need for manual reporting and improving efficiency.The benefits of using Mingo for capacity management include real-time visibility into production performance, improved decision-making, reduced lead time, and increased efficiency and productivity. Mingo also supports continuous improvement by providing data-driven insights into production processes and employee performance.

Mingo Smart Factory provides real-time data and reporting, which allows for the quick identification of performance issues and improvements. It also eliminates manual processes, freeing up time for supervisors to focus on value-added activities.

Yes, Mingo Smart Factory provides accurate, auditable data, which can be relied on for production reporting and analysis. It eliminates manual processes and reduces the potential for human error, providing a system that you can trust and rely on.

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Maximizing Uptime: Strategies and Tools for Reducing Downtime

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems integrate all core processes of a company into one system, including finance, HR, manufacturing, supply chain, and others.

IoT platforms, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure, provide the infrastructure for connecting devices and sensors to the internet and hosting cloud applications.

Downtime can be caused by planned maintenance, tool breaks, adjustments, or unplanned disruptions.