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Energy Management

Implement energy management in your manufacturing operations

 

Are you looking to better control energy usage on your plant? Do you need more detail on energy reporting? 

You can’t make savings if you don’t have the detail of where the costs are. Shopfloor-Online MES, by collecting readings from meters closer to the production processes gives you  the information you need to see the opportunities for savings. Use the Energy Monitoring software module to:
  • Monitor energy sources like electricity, gas, inert gasses, water, waste water, steam…
  • Capture readings in real-time, automatically, directly from the meters
  • Correlate energy use with processes running in production. Know what it costs to make and what it costs when the processes are idle.
  • Work out cost per unit/piece
  • Enable sustainability initiatives such as Lean, 6 Sigma and ISO 5001:2011 by addressing energy waste
 

Monitor all energy sources

  • Electricity
  • Natural Gas
  • Water
  • Inert gasses (N2, Argon)
  • Compressed air
  • Steam

Data Collection

  • Collect data automatically from PLCs via OPC
  • Create virtual meters via aggregation of other meter values
  • Collect data manually (when automatic collection is not available) and set up reminders

Work with the data

  • Capture numerous measures from the meters e.g. consumption, rates/flows, other aspects like power factor
  • Create categories (such as lighting, heating, ancillary, production)
  • Assign meters to relevant cost centres
  • Define targets when processes are running, stopped or idle

ERP Integration

  • Automate upload of energy costs to relevant cost centres in the ERP 

Reporting

  • Report by source, area, equipment, process
  • Report when production is running, stopped or idle
  • Report energy per piece
  • Track trends, see readings over time, watch for peak demand
  • Email alerts when thresholds are crossed
  • Provide powerful dashboards to visualise energy consumed per process/line/machine/parts made
  • Visibility – give production visibility of energy use – in real-time – they can take simple measures which can be very effective, e.g. when the line is stopped or not running
  • Cost savings – reduce energy waste when you are not in production and identify leaks e.g. compressed air, water
  • React faster – respond to alarms under peak loads
  • Improve cost control – supports accurate allocation of energy cost
  • Benchmark – facilitates the benchmarking of production equipment and facilities
  • Sustainability – enable sustainability initiatives such as Lean, 6 sigma and ISO 5001:2011 by addressing energy waste
The Energy Monitoring module of Shopfloor-Online MES can be used stand-alone, but is enhanced when used with: