In a sign of things to come, Banner Engineering has compiled a complete step-by-step guide on how to use wireless tower lights to quickly and easily collect machine data for OEE calculations.
A modular tower light with a wireless radio base can expand available data beyond the local indication a standard tower light provides. Each light can provide remote status of each light module, track the cumulative time ON for each light module, count the number of events each module has transitioned from the OFF to ON state, and count parts. This system provides the information necessary to react quickly to system changes and drive efficiency improvements based on data that was previously unavailable.
The guide provides instruction on how to set up a wireless system for machine monitoring, with the objective to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and thereby increase plant productivity.