Manufacturers already know that focusing on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) can help improve uptime. The challenge is knowing where to start the process improvement project, said Greg Molinaro, Director of Packaging, Food & Beverage for the Americas, at Balluff. In this QuickChat video, Molinaro explains how he works with customers to help improve productivity. One of the primary ways Balluff can help address common challenges—such as machine failures, set-up times, idling, minor stops, reduced speeds and waste—is by providing data for condition monitoring. Balluff has developed a Smart Automation and Monitoring System (SAMS) portfolio that not only monitors processes but defines and tracks a predictive maintenance strategy.