Software Helps Monitor Maintenance Levels
At the Trane Co.'s Tyler, Texas,
air conditioner plant, the company wanted to track information
about specific machines on its assembly line in order to
provide plant floor operators and managers access to real-time
information. This would allow the company to identify production
totals, uptime/downtime and, most important, why a machine
would fail to work at the optimum level in the first place.
Being able to reduce product or service failure rates to
a negligible level (roughly 3.4 failures per million opportunities)
would mean that Trane had reached Six Sigma status.
Trane decided to install a new control system as well
as other software to track information from the controllers
and other devices on the assembly line. To make this as
seamless as possible, the machines would have to be integrated.
Trane chose to implement the Rockwell Software RSSql transaction
manager to do so.