The speed and complexity of manufacturing equipment means that if something should go wrong it could be both time consuming and very expensive before the fix is achieved. So the sooner engineers and managers receive an alert that there is a problem, the sooner repairs can take place.
However, all too often engineers are based some distance from the manufacturing line and by the time a manual alarm is raised the response is delayed. This delay can be further increased when the engineer contacted is already busy elsewhere and the call has to be re-directed to another responder.
Luckily there is a resolution which reduces down time. BlueSky Wireless have a solution which connects automated sensors at each crucial section of the line to an instant messaging system which knows where each engineer is at any given time and which one is closest and available to deal with the problem.
Utilising existing technology and simply adding our solution to control every step, your engineers are able to stay mobile during their work time. Contact can be made by text, email or voice to any dect, wireless, desktop or GSM handset or email devices including smart phones.
When a sensor picks up a potential difficulty it automatically sends an alert to the BlueSky Wireless control which, following your in-house rules, forwards the message to the appropriate person or device. Real time information can be sent to a group or an individual who then has the opportunity to accept or reject the call. Should the call be rejected the system will automatically forward the call to the next person or group in line.
Pre-emptive maintenance alerts can also be included in the programming and combined with increased mobility and faster response times, productivity is increased and operating costs reduced. There is a full audit trail both ways which allows full traceability and accountability.
With fewer people on the shop floor, workers on the line can face increased safety and security hazards. Our lone-worker protection system, SoloTraxx, can be used to track and protect engineers, security personnel and general maintenance workers with automatic call-out to your emergency response team when contact is lost.
Fire and intruder alarms are an integral part of the system which can communicate directly with security staff or interact with your CCTV to send an alert when there is a potential problem, which in turn allows them to quietly investigate before putting out a general alarm.
All our messaging systems are fully flexible and scalable, working from a core system to which additions can be made as and when needed. Existing third party systems can be integrated from the start and new systems can be included at any time. Typical interfaces include HVAC, intruder alarms, CCTV, production systems and site to site connectors.
BlueSky Wireless technology is designed to bolt on to your existing systems, keeping costs down, while making them work faster and more efficiently. Our aim is to connect manufacturing systems to people and vice-versa, with everything feeding back into the process to improve the way your manufacturing facility works.