By enforcing systematic recording of failures, inspections and work done, the integrated bluebee® solution provides a technical knowledge base to support technical teams' daily work and to facilitate management decisions.
Running on smartphone or tablet, the solution works with any back-office operation and maintenance management database.
With the first release of bluebee® in 2008, Siveco China has pioneered the development of Smart O&M technologies, putting man – not machine – at the center.
An online and offline Android app
bluebee® is a native Android app designed to take full advantage of the operating system's capabilities, including full offline mode allowing usage when there is no signal, as is often the case in an industrial plant or in remote areas.
Robust off-the-shelf software
Unlike other mobile systems available in the market, bluebee® is a standard off-the-shelf product, which has been in the market since 2008. No custom programming is required, ensuring robustness and reliability.
Multiple choices of devices
bluebee® can be installed on normal Android phones or tablets or on rugged industrial devices, including explosion-proof ATEX-certified models for use in hazardous environments. A Smart Glass plug-in is also available.
The back-office system
The powerful bluebee® sync platform ensures devices management and data synchronization with bluebee® cloud or any EAM/CMMS.
Support for work execution
bluebee® supports all onsite activities: receiving work orders from any back-office system, reporting work done, inspection results, meter readings and measurements. bluebee® also allows users to visualize trends and graphical reports.
bluebee® is available on WeChat
Any WeChat user (even non-CMMS users) can simply report problems with their phone by quickly scanning the equipment QR code. Moreover, the bluebee® mini-app is designed for users dealing with simple repetitive tasks, such as cleaning routines, security rounds, assets inventory, patrols, HSE checkpoints, etc.
QR codes, RFID tags, NFC and Beacons…
Areas, equipment and inspection points can be identified by QR codes or RFID tags. Scanning guarantees that technicians are physically present. The latest Beacon technology allows bluebee® to automatically detect related work orders upon entering an area. Using WeChat or any other QR code scanning App, users can simply report problems with their phone by scanning the equipment QR code. This easy-to-use solution motivates everyone to report incidents and help prevent disasters, in line with industrial best practices such as those of Lean Manufacturing (or TPM).
IoT and Connected Objects
bluebee® gets data from Connected Objects such as Bluetooth instruments and sensors, as well as from SCADA/DCS/BMS via bluebee® sync. With bluebee®, workers play the key role in the Internet of Things (IoT).
A catalyst for best practices
bluebee® acts as a structuring tool to motivate workers, to train them on-the-job, to organize them around clear processes and to gently enforce best practices from top managers to workers.
Reallocate time savings, close the ISO 55000 loop
bluebee® is the solution to the old chicken-and-egg dilemma of being too tied up with emergencies to spend time on improvement. Benchmarks show that technicians send up to 70% of their time on administrative tasks, looking for information, entering data, printing reports. bluebee® streamlines the entire process: time savings are immediately reallocated to prevention and high value-added work.
ISO 55000 calls for traceability in implementing the asset management strategy, with feedback form the field: bluebee® closes the feedback loop, filling the gaps left by traditional CMMS/EAM solutions.
Design & ergonomics
bluebee® is designed to assist technicians, not to downsize or control them. Manual input is replaced by scanning, taking photos, selecting values and automatic capture of time and location, ensuring perfect accuracy and ease-of-use.
A true Smart O&M solution, bluebee® integrates with state-of-the art Industry 4.0 or Internet of Things (IoT) technology, enabling predictive maintenance based on both machine and human input. bluebee® is also able to communicate with the existing IT infrastructure, thanks to its Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), thus avoiding the premature replacement of legacy systems.