Blackbird for Production Companies

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Blackbird is a production performance software that lets you collect data from any machine or production line.

Visualize your production line data with concrete metrics of OEE, Downtime Causes and more. Have an immediate overview of your:

  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) overview and analysis in real-time
  • Stop cause monitoring and downtime reports
  • Uptime and output-flow

Join 150+ customers who are EXCEEDING targets using Blackbird

Digitalize. Analyze. Optimize. Grow.

Your manufacturing digitalization journey with Blackbird

Blackbird is here to assist you on your digitalization journey with proper plug-and-play installation and simple implementation.

You get to fast-track your journey toward digitalization, without new equipment investment, system overhauls, or production stop. 

Blackbird is a supplementary tool for your existing digitalization activities, we are with you every step towards a smart, digital factory.  

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Features you can look forward to

  • End to end solution that can stand full alone or be fully integrated pending the customer preference 

  • Instant flow of actionable data and KPIs 

  • Simple and intuitive web-based application on any device, at any time
  • Data is always safe with state-of-the-art encryption technology and secure network communication  

  • Blackbird applications are designed for process optimization and are constantly being improved based on requests from the customers. 

This is the path to operational excellence

  • Excellence level I – Digitalize

  • Excellence level II – Analyze

  • Excellence level III – Optimize

  • Excellence level 1V – Grow

Begin the digitalization journey 

Track live flow. Go paperless, and gather all your data automatically in one application. 

  • Start and finish time of your production, on each line 
  • How much have you produced on each line  
  • How many stops and how much downtime did you have 
  • What is your average stop time 
  • The longest non-stop 
  • Product cycle time 
  • Trends and averages 

Scale the digitalization journey

Analyze downtime. Become aware and diagnose.  

  • What happened 24/7/365 
  • What is the reason for downtime and stops 
  • What is the biggest stop-cause 
  • Change-over time 
  • OEE calculations and total capacity utilization 
  • Operator comments to stops 
  • Visualization of stop causes over time 

Optimize your production process. Meet your targets effortlessly. 

  • Set targets for products 
  • Set time for batches 
  • Set volume targets for shifts  
  • Visual tracking of performance vs targets 
  • Basis for big data analysis per product 

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Fastrack the road to a digitalized smart factory and increase profitability

Get an overview of the factory floor without extensive meetings. Do this through easily understandable reporting, helping you to identify and remove waste, bottlenecks and set informed goals. Make your employees happy and increase profitability at the same time

Real-Time Visibility

Our plug and play solution enables you to immediately have an overview of your production lines in real-time. In a matter of seconds, you’ll be able to visualize your live output flow and track various KPIs - such as the number of products produced, stops, average stop length or longest stop time, cycle times and many more

Stop-Cause Reporting

Simplify the process by cutting out tedious manual information entry and streamline communication in real-time. Customizable stop-cause entries conveniently structured in categories, and color-coded make reporting a simple one touch selection

Support where the need is greatest

Prioritize tickets with ease with color coding based on the level of urgency. Easily track the status, see the reported and completion times, and add comments for better communication amongst stakeholders

Smart and dynamic time-schedule

Set upper or lower limits of your measurements to trigger a mandatory comment and automatically add additional follow-up control checks just so you are on top of your product quality


These companies are using Blackbird to increase efficiency

  • Sintex A/S

  • Scandi Standard

  • McBride

  • Swedish Match

Sintex increases OEE by 5% and uptime on a line by 92%


Before implementing Blackbird, Sintex was still relying on their operators to manually collect production data that their managers would compile into Excel spreadsheets for analysis - A process that is human-error prone, inefficient, and far too familiar to those of us in the manufacturing industry. They rolled out the Blackbird solution slowly, at first, installing it on 10 of their machines. They needed a solution that could take live data directly from their equipment's PLC and display it in real-time. Blackbird's IoT functionality and flexible connectivity options made it the perfect solution. They have since expanded Blackbird to 30 of their machines.

Scandi Standard improves uptime year over year

Scandi Standard, the leading producers of chicken-based food products in Scandinavia, installed the Blackbird system on over 150 of their production lines, across 5 different countries, in under 12 months. This was only made possible due to the combination of accelerated digitalization initiatives from the company’s management team and the ease-of-use offered by our plug and play devices.

"In the first year, we improved our uptime by 3% and each year after we improved by up to 2%. We think this is a great result, considering that we produce around 3 million units per week” - Mikkel, Group Performance Management Manager at Scandi Standard.

McBride's road to a Smart Factory

McBride’s operators were able to get quick overviews of which lines were on target and which ones were not, allowing them to pinpoint each line's problem areas. Additionally, their managers created a daily management screen to visualize data and create daily reports on the ten most common codes to address. Powered with data, both the managers and operators were able to understand their capabilities and gain full transparency over their production lines.

By fully embracing the Blackbird system, the production team at McBride now have the data they need to make continuous improvements. Having already experienced a 4% boost in their OEE, McBride is expecting to improve by an additional 20% within the next calendar year.

Swedish Match digitalized their processes

Initially, all their data was written down on paper and stored in binders. This method meant that operators were required to remember to perform their quality control duties, which – due to the potential for human error – was significantly compromising the quality of their production.

To help solve this, Swedish Match decided to implement digitalization, and as a result, saw immediate improvements to their quality control process by using Blackbird’s Control Recipe feature.

Blackbird’s proprietary software prompts operators to perform necessary control duties, with pop-ups, scheduled tasks, and operator specific duties that can be tracked in real time.


Need clarification?


How do I install Blackbird?

The installation can be done in less than one hour on a production line:

Set up a sensor (adaptable for various industry sensors) and plug into power

Log on to the Blackbird Application on a web browser and access your production data (e.g. OEE, output-flow, downtime tracking etc.) from your smartphone, tablet and PC

How do I implement Blackbird?

No matter if it is an old legacy machine or a new modern machine where different types of control systems are used, Factbird can be installed quickly. The installation does not require long downtime and does not require a complex IT project:

 No complex IT project with large investments

  No modification to your existing control systems

 No need for specialized IT skills

 No shut-down of your production for the installation


How does the Blackbird product work?

Factbird® collects data from sensors (e.g., the number of units produced, temperature of materials, etc.) and sends it to a secure cloud server directly via Wi-Fi or mobile network. The Blackbird Application analyzes and visualizes the data in the cloud, and you can see the data on a secure web-based user interface on your smartphone, tablet,  and PC in real time.


How can I achieve a Smact Factory with Blackbird?

You can use the Blackbird cloud as your global production data lake and accelerate operational excellence by digitalizing shop floors. Combining the data from the Blackbird system and from other systems in the factory, you can define control parameters to set up data intelligent analysis.