Uptime™ Intelligent Machine Management System by Ellis Corporation is the synthesis of over a century of listening to our client’s needs and investment in equipment design and product innovations in the laundry processing industries for maximum equipment effectiveness (OEE), plant efficiency, and increased machine life-cycles.
Empowering staff with a modern-day HMI/Uptime™ Intelligent Machine Management System control interface drives maximum plant OEE. Real-time visualization tools and data history enables operators to precisely monitor and control every aspect of load runs and system maintenance. Simple-to-follow graphics and directives provide step-by-step instructions. Driving rapid, corrective actions for alarm resolution and system troubleshooting, prevent lengthy response times, alongside avoiding mistakes.
This SCADA technology makes unprecedented results possible.
When an alarm occurs, the operator is walked through simple-to-understand problem-solving directives. Visual graphics are easy to relate to and map out a multi-tier elimination process. The easy-to-follow, clear visuals enable even novice operators to track down and fix the issue at hand quickly. Troubleshooting visuals include schematics and video where appropriate.
The Production report is documented down to single-load runs. Data collection reveals detailed performance information, points for supervisors to make informed decisions regarding executing formula/process adjustments. This helps improve productivity, reduce cost per pound and increase overall plant efficiency.
Data reports contain pertinent information, including date, time, formula number, runtime, various hold times, fault times, unload times, and idle times.
Uptime™ Intelligent Machine Management System offers alternatives to paper-based reports that demand a system operator to manually record report data, not only saving time but also eliminating human documentation mistakes.
Following the simple on-board preventive maintenance schedule will help keep the machine running at its optimal performance and reduce costly system failures, downtime, and time-consuming maintenance repairs. The recommended tasks and corresponding intervals come loaded by default, but the management also has the ability to customize the maintenance schedule and to add new items if desired.
The control offers accountability as each staff member is required to log in using an assigned username and password. When key tasks are completed such as starting the machine or completing a maintenance item, the unique logged-in username and current time are recorded with the associated task.
The control automatically logs out after no activity. Combined with the recorded username and time, this gives management an accurate record for better accountability.
Integrated system diagnostics continually analyze machine run time and performance, calculating a down-to-the-minute maintenance schedule and notifying the system operator of upcoming needed maintenance inspections. The intuitive touchscreen interface displays a comprehensive list of maintenance items alongside the precise time that maintenance should be performed.
Acquire instant access to the Ellis Side-loader washer extractor owner's manual. The digitally formatted manual offers quick access to a broad range of technical information and fundamental data, increasing overall knowledge of the Ellis side-loader. The manual serves as a hands-on, comprehensive reference and training guide for both novice and veteran system operators.
Uptime™ Intelligent Machine Management System employs native-web HMI software based on modern-day HTML5 regulation compliance and conforms with most common browsers. With optional 24/7 secure remote access, authorized users can stay connected with plant activities, specific client load runs, and system operators. Users are capable of transferring and printing files and information between computers.
Intuitive navigational menus and simple page layouts populated with quality visuals deliver a refreshed visual workspace to operators, which increases overall efficiency and saves time, resulting in lower costs.
Operators can quickly recognize critical problems and have all of the answers at their fingertips to determine and resolve the solution promptly. The unique multi-tiered digital page structure generates enhanced situational awareness while diminishing troubleshooting times.
Uptime™ Intelligent Machine Management System provides the ultimate training environment for new employees and veterans alike. It significantly reduces costly training time, damaged equipment, and overall execution errors, in addition to increasing overall operator safety.