Many of their assembly stations are manual. The production result is reported on paper and only available after one batch is finished or at the end of a shift. Data that falls between these times, such as cycle time, downtime, etc., are almost impossible to retrieve on manual paper-based systems.Read more
Blackbird can now display an aggregated target deviation in the OEE waterfall chart to demonstrate the deviation related to OEE.Read more
The Blackbird solution is an easy-to-use program. Blackbird provides transparency to what is happening on your production line while offering the opportunity for improvement. Recently, more and more customers are using the built-in scheduled report feature to get an executive summary of the production by utilizing standard BI software, e.g., Microsoft Power BI.Read more
Every factory knows the challenge of PLC. PLCs (Programmable Logic Controller) are installed in various automated equipment, and there are many different types of PLCs with different programming language. Due to these differences and the complexity, it is very difficult to update existing PLC programming to add new features.Read more
One of the customers, who got inspired by a videoclip from the Blackbird LinkedIn post, decided to use Factbird View video solution for his production facility. He had been looking for a video monitoring solution for a while, however many video solutions are very expensive and requires complex installation. His primary need was to monitor Read more
A company learned the hard way that you cannot improve what you cannot measure. It is one of the Blackbird customers who manufactures consumer products in large volume. They realized in order to improve, they had to start by knowing what you do not know in your production.
The company was looking for an OEE system for their 10 production lines and it had to be scalable because their market share was growing, and their factories spread across Europe, Asia, and North America.Read more