bluebee - Enforcing Systematic Recording Tool
bluebee is a unique tool designed 'for the worker of tomorrow' to capture information from the field and to enforce best practices. By enforcing systematic recording of failures, non-compliances, 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 maintenance management database.
With the first release of bluebee® in 2008, Siveco China has pioneered the development of Maintenance 4.0 technologies, putting man – not machine – at the center.
A native 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.
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.
Onsite audits and management
With bluebee® tablet, managers conduct site surveys (safety, energy, maintenance). Non-compliance and risk areas are instantaneously reported.
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® connects to Connected Objects such as Bluetooth instruments and sensors, as well as to SCADA/DCS/BMS via bluebee® sync. With bluebee®, the 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 to improvement
Industry benchmarks show that up to 70% of technicians working time is spent on administrative tasks, looking for parts, manuals, people… For office personnel, data entry, compilation and reporting waste even more time. bluebee® streamlines the entire process.
Time savings achieved with bluebee® are immediately reallocated to prevention and higher value-added jobs. bluebee® is the solution to the old chicken-and-egg dilemma of workers being too tied up with emergencies to spend time on improvement.
Design & ergonomics
bluebee® is designed to assist technicians, not to replace 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 Maintenance 4.0 solution, bluebee® is able to flexibly integrate with the existing IT infrastructure, thanks to its standard Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). bluebee® communicates not only with state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 or Internet of Things (IoT) technology, but also with legacy systems, thus avoiding their premature replacement.