Tata Steel: “Increase both OEE and final product quality"
Tata Steel sets high standards for its products and people. CoNet was asked to help increase the Overall Equipmenet Effectiviness (OEE) of the Coil Packaging Line (CPL). Tata was serious, as the clear scope of the assignment proofed. Not only was a CoNet Engineer temporarily seconded on site, CoNet was also involved in various projects spin-off's that resulted during the project.
Part of the assignment was to unify the various software applications and the (new) software by introducing procedures and to secure overall production. Practically, we worked on improving communication between the various process components. But also the communication from actual process to the different operators was significantly improved by the use of WinCC HMI displays.
The end result beyond expectations. The intended target to increase OEE to at least 70% was achieved. In addition, more insight into the cause of failures and the final quality of the product was improved.