Downtime is any period of time when a machine is not in production. Downtime is one of the most critical challenges of manufacturing and one of the main sources of lost production time. Downtime affects businesses across all industries. There are many reasons why unexpected downtime can occur, from material issues to viruses in the software. The causes of downtime in manufacturing can range by a lot of different factors. For example, downtime can be caused by power outages, natural disasters, human error, bad data and so on. In addition, unexpected downtime results in costly repairs and recovery, as well as a loss in revenue and possible damage to your business’ reputation.

Common causes of downtime:

  1. Accidents
  2. Unavailable spare parts
  3. Poor shutdown planning
  4. Human error
  5. Poor criticality analysis
Downtime Prevention

Many asset-intensive organizations still struggle with reducing downtime, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Investing in your data is now easier than ever and we can help! Here are some of our solutions:

  1. Illustrated Parts Catalogues: build illustrated parts catalogues that are associated with equipment in the EAM
  2. Linked Vendor-Recommended Spare Parts: view the list of vendor-recommended spare parts for an asset in the visual parts catalogue
  3. Linked Vendor Documents: organize vendor documents and link them directly to locations and equipment in your EAM
  4. Build Rock-Solid Asset and Maintenance Data: build accurate and complete asset and maintenance data efficiently, so that your equipment data is fit for purpose in your EAM system
  5. Governance and Workflows: provides a customizable form and email-based governance and workflow around requests to add or change parts and BOMs
  6. Automatic Parts Detection: automatically naming parts based on its class and attributes as you create it or run a job to rename existing parts in bulk
  7. Customizable Library: out-of-the-box class and characteristic library for parts with support for customization and the ability to load third party libraries
How We Can Help

NRX AssetHub can identify data quality issues through the use of reporting capabilities to highlight gaps and measure the completeness of the asset and maintenance data residing in EAM systems. NRX AssetHub can help you to increase maintenance efficiency and reduce downtime, which will ultimately reduce the cost you pay for unexpected downtime.

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