Enhancing your competitive advantage. Electricity is an expensive input cost for the typical manufacturing process. By understanding at a granular level how electricity is used, manufacturers can fine tune every aspect of their production line and supply chain. All in real-time.

Reliability and Uptime

Large scale manufacturing depends on costly capital equipment. If a printing press or conveyer belt goes offline then the production line may stop for an extended period. Downtime is lost profits and potentially a failure to meet contractual obligations may expose your organisation to litigation or damages claims.

Proactive maintenance or pre-configured alerts

Energy monitoring systems can often alert production managers to anomalous behaviour that may indicate potential equipment failure. Many forms of production hardware provide alerts that operating parameters are not complying with product specifications. An increase in energy consumption may indicate a need for maintenance or flag an imminent failure. Monitoring electricity consumption in real-time may prevent unplanned outages or assist in planning proactive maintenance for the entire production environment. Scheduled downtime is a vital way to mitigate risks posed by failing to meet production quotas or delivery schedules.

Wear and Tear

Equipment that’s worn or minimally maintained often runs at below-par performance levels. This increases electricity usage and operating costs and may lead to unplanned downtime. Often equipment failure can be averted.

Safety Considerations

Energy monitoring is critical for monitoring the operations of safety equipment the impact of an unplanned outage because of an equipment failure. But what if the equipment is critical for protecting the health and safety of employees or neighbours?
Tracking performance and adding alerts will help to limit liabilities posed from unsafe working environments and bolster overall safety standards across your plant.

Cost Allocation

Real-Time electricity analysis provides the ability for management to drill-down to roles, responsibilities, locations, processes and performance. This offers the opportunity for granular auditing of every cost centre and detailed allocation to customers, division or any cost centre nominated. Billing per customer, production run or process can easily be reviews and assessed for the bottom-line value it contributes to revenues.