[OT] Machine Maintenance Tracking Software

Yup. That's been an mrp II trick since the mid 70's.
Rob

--- On Mon, 12/22/08, gclauser <gclauser@...> wrote:
From: gclauser <gclauser@...>
Subject: Re: [Vantage] [OT] Machine Maintenance Tracking Software
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, December 22, 2008, 4:13 PM













I made each machine I wanted to track a part number in Vantage and created a job for each. Parts and maintenance labor are then charged to each job. I'll close them every quarter and create a new one. I'll also schedule a PM job for each where necessary.



Greg



----- Original Message -----

From: Todd Caughey

To: vantage@yahoogroups .com

Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 2:00 PM

Subject: [Vantage] [OT] Machine Maintenance Tracking Software



Anyone have any recommendations for a cheap (or free) plant maintenance tracking system? We've toyed with VB Form fields on the Machine table and writing our own Access system but if there are systems that are good that are also cheap as a starting point we would like to consider those options as well. Basically to track PM schedules, repair costs, parts used (and source and cost) and roughly the number of labor hours spent. About 50/50 PM & "cost to keep" for production machinery. It would not take too much reduction in downtime from better PM diligence or replacing unreliable machines to justify spending at least a little on a system.

Thanks,

Todd Caughey

Harvey Vogel Mfg. Co.



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Anyone have any recommendations for a cheap (or free) plant maintenance tracking system? We've toyed with VB Form fields on the Machine table and writing our own Access system but if there are systems that are good that are also cheap as a starting point we would like to consider those options as well. Basically to track PM schedules, repair costs, parts used (and source and cost) and roughly the number of labor hours spent. About 50/50 PM & "cost to keep" for production machinery. It would not take too much reduction in downtime from better PM diligence or replacing unreliable machines to justify spending at least a little on a system.
Thanks,
Todd Caughey
Harvey Vogel Mfg. Co.


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We're using Maintenance Coordinator 5
<http://www.simsofttech.com/maintenance_coord.htm> . It is .NET and
Access/.mdb based. I'm delivering it via Citrix for multi-site access.
We're just getting started with it, but it seems reasonably functional
and was a good value, particularly compared to some similar products at
2-3x the price. There are some gaps on the IT side (the e-mail
integration is a bit klunky), but our guys seem to like it so far.



-bws



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Brian W. Spolarich ~ Manager, Information Services ~ Advanced Photonix /
Picometrix

bspolarich@... ~ 734-864-5618 ~
www.advancedphotonix.com



From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Todd Caughey
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 3:01 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] Machine Maintenance Tracking Software



Anyone have any recommendations for a cheap (or free) plant maintenance
tracking system? We've toyed with VB Form fields on the Machine table
and writing our own Access system but if there are systems that are good
that are also cheap as a starting point we would like to consider those
options as well. Basically to track PM schedules, repair costs, parts
used (and source and cost) and roughly the number of labor hours spent.
About 50/50 PM & "cost to keep" for production machinery. It would not
take too much reduction in downtime from better PM diligence or
replacing unreliable machines to justify spending at least a little on a
system.
Thanks,
Todd Caughey
Harvey Vogel Mfg. Co.

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I made each machine I wanted to track a part number in Vantage and created a job for each. Parts and maintenance labor are then charged to each job. I'll close them every quarter and create a new one. I'll also schedule a PM job for each where necessary.

Greg


----- Original Message -----
From: Todd Caughey
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 2:00 PM
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] Machine Maintenance Tracking Software


Anyone have any recommendations for a cheap (or free) plant maintenance tracking system? We've toyed with VB Form fields on the Machine table and writing our own Access system but if there are systems that are good that are also cheap as a starting point we would like to consider those options as well. Basically to track PM schedules, repair costs, parts used (and source and cost) and roughly the number of labor hours spent. About 50/50 PM & "cost to keep" for production machinery. It would not take too much reduction in downtime from better PM diligence or replacing unreliable machines to justify spending at least a little on a system.
Thanks,
Todd Caughey
Harvey Vogel Mfg. Co.

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