Pareto Principle in the Machine Room

20 % of the input produces 80 % of the result. This formula is also known as the 80 – 20 rule or the Pareto Principle. It provides insight into economic relationships and indicates where you can find optimization potential. For pharmaceutical producers, for example, this effect is especially vident when it comes to maintenance. Here, according to the Pareto Principle, 20 % of the critical parts in a machine cause 80 % of the breakdown costs. If manufacturers optimize these 20 % in a targeted way, the whole machine will run dramatically better. The key to this increase in efficiency is the FMECA, a new analysis service offered by Excellence United.

Excellence United recently invited customers to Frankfurt am Main for its second Experience Days workshop. Under the heading “Maintenance Management 2020”, a group of specialists sat down with customers and examined requirements and future trends in production. The discus-sion focused on new opportunities for planning and optimization. It emerged that the Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) method is a highly efficient means of optimizing machines. FMECA is a formal method for prioritizing equipment on the basis of economic targets.

This involves identifying the critical parts that have the greatest impact on machine operation. The analysis makes it clear which components have the highest failure rates and can cause the greatest economic damage. The method uses this information to identify ways of reducing critical factors. The results increase production availability and provide valuable information for optimizing spare-part management and developing the best possible maintenance strategy.

Are you interested in an FMECA analysis? The after-sales service of the Excellence United partners would be happy to support you in this area. The strategic alliance has pledged to use a pragmatic and standardized approach on behalf of its customers.

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