In our processing we define Machine States and then derive the Line State by inspecting the current Machine States
Generally this applies to machines used in a high-speed coupled-manufacturing environment and we focus primarily on beer and beverage production-lines. However, this technique is not limited to that environment but is limited to coupled manufacturing lines.
Individual Machine States may transition through Sleep, Startup, Running, Holding, Build-back and Starving, according to conditions in the immediate vicinity of the machine.
Transitions from one State to another occur as the result of changing conditions either at a Machine or within its upstream or downstream accumulators.
Machine State Transitions
The Line State is derived by inspecting all Machine States at once and as a whole. These states transition through the following.
Line State Transitions