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About downtime tracking
Why improve machine uptime?
Importance of improving uptime and the need for data in a continuous improvement process.
What can DowntimeDB do for you?
Lists the benefits of using a database instead of paper reports or spreadsheets.
Cost of machine downtime (Downtime Cost Calculator)
Estimates the cost of downtime to your area or organization based on cost of direct labor and the cost of your manual reporting system.
Setting up your downtime database
Downtime Tracking Guides by Industry to use as examples.
This document presents examples of how to set-up your database.
Step by Step Guide for using DowntimeDB
The official guide to set-up and use your database.
Frequently Asked Questions about DowntimeDB
This is a link to the general FAQs.
On-line Recommended Links
Business Industrial Network:
Eliminates unnecessary equipment downtime by providing online engineering and maintenance technical support. Use Problem / Solution database to find an answer to maintenance issues and their solutions. Live online support for industrial maintenance. Justify maintenance cost with our machine downtime survey, and other resources.
Definition of OEE: Overall Equipment Effectiveness
The overall performance of a single piece of equipment or even an entire factory, will always be governed by the cumulative impact of the three OEE factors: Availability, Performance Rate and Quality Rate.
Plant Maintenance Resource Center:
The Plant Maintenance Resource Center is the premier web resource for industrial Maintenance professionals. It includes links to maintenance consultants, CMMS and maintenance software, CMMS vendors, maintenance conferences and conference papers, articles on maintenance, and many other valuable resources.