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EIT™ Data acquisition & Plant intelligence system

Awareness, Responsiveness, Effectiveness.

Gebo provides a complete range of software solutions to help you transform your production challenges and objectives into tangible actions and results. 

Explore below the complete range of software solutions:

  • Overview Overview
    Overview
  • Architecture Architecture
    Architecture
  • Core modules Core modules
    Core modules
  • Exclusive modules Exclusive modules
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  • Peripheral modules Peripheral modules
    Peripheral modules
  • Benefits Benefits
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Overview

Operational intelligence…

Gebo’s EIT™ system is a powerful combination of Web-based applications with MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) functionalities intended to the manufacturing/packaging industry. Highly flexible, EIT™ consists of a range of scalable modules providing a powerful production insight.

 

The system automatically records 24/7 raw production data, calculates a wide array of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to help measure performance, analyzes production issues, detects efficiency loss sources and performs root cause analyses, to ultimately decrease unplanned downtime, reduce waste and costs, and increase the plant’s output.

 

Supporting Continuous Improvement, Maintenance, Quality, Sustainability or Traceability initiatives, EIT™ is the added-value link between plant floor and business systems.

  • Flexibility and scalability
  • For new or existing production lines.
  • Stand-alone modules or integrated suite.
  • For different industries and technology levels.
  • From small to multinational manufacturers.
  • From plant floor to business systems and warehouse.

Dual mission

  • External
    Empower plant personnel and managers with actionable information in their quest to meet efficiency targets and reduce losses.
  • Internal
    Empower Gebo Cermex engineers in their quest to optimize line start-up and commissioning and to deliver productivity and maintenance solutions.
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Architecture

EIT™ is a full Web-based interface, 3-Tier client/server architecture developed with state-of-the-art graphics. It is aligned to standards and guidelines, such as DIN, ISA, PackML, Weihenstephan….

 

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  • Data acquisition

    • PLC-based logic, Ethernet
    • Detection of the 1st stoppage cause

  • Connectivity

    • ERP, MES systems
    • Third-party applications
    • API, XML, Web services, text files…

  • Database

    • MS-SQL
    • VMware supported

  • User Interface

    • Simple, Concise, Intuitive
    • Windows security
    • Operator Visual Management

  • Reporting

    • Dashboards, screens, reports
    • Data filter, drill down capability
    • Interactive graphics, web widget concepts
    • Exportable to Excel, PDF, bitmap…
    • From general to detailed information
    • Profile per user, Windows login
    • Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or later

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Core modules

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  • EIT Writer

    Data acquisition

    The EIT Writer module is the core engine of the whole system. To maximize performance and ensure accuracy, it has been developed as an independent data acquisition service, reading raw data directly at the PLC level rather than being based on HMI software.

     

    First fault latching ensures data accuracy regardless of line network communication needs. Data is then registered into a database for further use by other EIT™ modules.

    • 24/7 automated data collection
    • PLC logic-based
    • Detection of the 1st downtime cause
    • No required manual input (optional)
    • Multiple-line handling capability
    • Real-time Root Cause Analysis

  • EIT Manager

    Database configuration

    The usage of this module is restricted to key and pre-authorized users mandated for adding, configuring, modifying or updating parameters and components of the EIT™ installation.

    • Machine references and parameters
    • Communication protocols for data acquisition
    • Faults, shifts, SKU, formats, speeds, pre-defined comments, running events, etc.
    • Enables customization and favors lower TCO

  • EIT Reader

    Performance & User Interface

    The EIT Reader is the User Interface (UI). From this single entry point, users can access screens and dashboards of all EIT™ modules already licensed and installed on the line/plant. Each user can apply his own settings and use the data filter to better customize his screens or dashboards. The application runs state-of-the art analytical capabilities and uses interactive graphical formats. In addition of being the system UI, the EIT Reader focuses on key running parameters and KPIs related to equipment performance and production issues.

     

    Focus: Performance

    • Real-time and historical data
    • Estimated production vs Target
    • Processed Counts, Rejects
    • Machine status, Downtime causes, total time and occurrences
    • KPIs (O.E.E., MTTR, Availability…)
    • Shift, Format, SKU
    • Real-time operational information

    Focus: Root Cause AnalysisRoot Cause Analysis / Line Audit based on line design principles

    • Machines impacting (%) the line efficiency
    • Faults impacting (%) the line efficiency
    • Drill down capability
    • Standard and custom downtime categories
    • Line KPIs
    • Real-time identification of efficiency loss sources

    Focus: Downtime

    • Automated data acquisition
    • Manual inputs are optional
    • Line downtime, Machine stop details; reasons, time, occurrences
    • Downtime categories: internal, upstream, downstream, external, custom (ex: 5M)Broad set of KPIs, customization via a formula editor
    • Detection of the 1st downtime reason

    Focus: Line Flow

    • Timeline View
    • Real-time and historical
    • Machines status based on color code
    • Stoppage reason, duration
    • Planned & Unplanned downtime
    • Data filter

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Exclusive modules

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  • EIT AQ-Clock

    Optimization of operator’s management of accumulation

     

    Through a graphical display, the EIT AQ-Clock module measures in real time accumulation among and in-between machines, the main reference being always the critical machine. Continuously updating available accumulation, the module displays mission critical information to operators.

    • How much time a machine stop can be induced (ex. for cleaning purposes…) or last without impacting and jeopardizing the line efficiency.
    • Increase operators’ awareness, responsiveness and effectiveness.
    • Line accumulation analysis.

  • EIT Audio

    The voice of real time status

     

    The EIT Audio module is a perfect fit and contributor to the upcoming Era 4.0, which is driven by Automation, Robotics, Intralogistics and Information systems. Simply said: interconnected automated systems for optimizing responsiveness and effectiveness.

     

    Being at the crossroad of a substantial information flow (PLCs, business systems, human interaction, production events…), EIT Audio is a strategic platform for transmitting value-added messages to plant floor staff.

     

     

    • Advanced Vocal Synthesis
    • Usage of existing Wi-Fi
    • Runs with Smartphone, PC, Tablet
    • Ensures optimal message transmission
    • Individual configuration
    • Access to multiple data; machine/line KPIs, ongoing issues, out-of-specs… «What’s next» info (format, Low level…)
    • «Next best move», critical issues…

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Peripheral modules

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  • EIT Loss Reduction: reject counts analysis

    • Machine, line, device and plant levels
    • Losses & Waste
    • Reject causes
    • In-depth analysis; under-fill, 1st minute run…
    • Data trending
    • Correlation with machine/line status
    • Helps to reduce costs related to losses

  • EIT Quality Control: monitoring of analog values

    • Temperature, Pressure, CO²…
    • Real-time and historical
    • Identification of deviations, out-of-specs…
    • Correlation of quality issues with machine status and production events
    • Better control of quality issues

  • ECO EIT™: energy & utilities consumption

    • Electricity, air, caustic, CO²…
    • Machine, conveying system, line, plant, sub-component, CIP…
    • Energy cost per product, equipment, production phase…
    • Identification of the greatest energy consumers
    • Correlation of consumption and production event/phase
    • Supports sustainability initiatives

  • EIT Alert Manager: alert-trigger notifications

    • Sending of alerts via different media; E-mail, cellular…
    • Multi-criteria and condition capability
    • Can be used for performance, maintenance, quality issues
    • Highlights out-of-specs and ongoing critical issues
    • Contributes to increase peoples’ awareness and responsiveness

  • EIT Track & Trace: product traceability

    • Product tracking in the packaging area
    • Confirmation & validation of UPC/EAN barcodes
    • Quick identification of out-of-specs & deviations
    • Coding & Pallet labeling
    • Interface with Business (ERP) systems, import of production schedule
    • Effective trace back of products

  • EIT Re-View: video recording of operational procedures

    • Power over Ethernet camera
    • Access to what was done before, during and after a machine stop
    • Replay of events and actions
    • Effective review of procedures leading up to long MTTR
    • Training supporting tool
    • Helps to enhance working methods and increase effectiveness

  • EIT Display System: Plant-wide display of production status

    • 3D design
    • Machine status based on color code
    • Very intuitive and informative
    • Large screen display (LCD…)
    • Machines real-time status & KPIs
    • Ongoing issues and alarms
    • Interactive drill down capability

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Benefits


Improving of efficiency:

  • Reduction of waste & energy costs
  • Accurate measurement of performance
  • Quick detection of true efficiency loss sources & out-of-spec values
  • Better observation of specifications
  • Increase of line’s output

Improving of working methods:

  • Identification of cross organizational trends
  • Leverage of best practices
  • Effective link between plant floor and Business Systems
  • Reliable supporting tool for commissioning & decision-making
  • Close monitoring of vendors’ guarantees
  • Solving of recurrent problems