Emerson and Arrowhead Systems Inc. have partnered to produce a next-generation machine-health monitoring solution to boost uptime for high-speed palletizer production used in container stacking … and adaptable for use with other products.
The Busse SJI Viper High Speed Bulk Palletizer and Alpha Turbo High Speed Depalletizer are paired with Emerson’s machine health monitoring to give customers a solution for greater overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) by monitoring in real-time all critical motion and pneumatic system parameters — including air flow, pressure, vacuum, mechanical actuation speeds, and motor vibration. System analytics and health information is processed at the edge via a local data historian with both local display or remote monitoring on a tablet or smartphone giving operators an easily accessible tool to monitor health.
“This solution offers the quickest and most scalable way to increase OEE and ultimately increase the overall production efficiency of your plant operations,” said Dana Greenly, director of business development for food and beverage packaging with Emerson’s Automation Solutions business.
The new, edge-based system has the PACSystems CPL410 at its core to bring all sensor data together for accessibility, visualization and analysis. It is customizable and scalable to adapt to any primary product palletizing system or complete packaging line. With real-time monitoring of machine health and diagnostics at the operator’s fingertips, reactive maintenance to machine failures goes away. Predictive maintenance enables planning for potential issues which otherwise negatively affect the OEE of the packaging line.
“Because we have container handling equipment running at some of the highest speeds in the industry, reaching 4000 cans per minute or more, predictive monitoring of machine health is vital to the customers’ success,” said Scott Chehak, general manager, Busse-SJI.
Emerson’s automation technologies help packaging lines gain flexibility by accommodating numerous package sizes and complexities; reduce losses by improving productivity, product quality and waste reduction; and improve operator and product safety without limiting production. Emerson’s expertise helps packaging lines reach their full potential by tackling today’s packaging challenges: flexibility, reliability, contamination and waste, and safety. For more information, visit emerson.com/en-us/news/automation/1909-busse.
All around the world, Arrowhead Systems is the industry leader in providing conveyor, packaging machinery and line productivity solutions to customers in many industry sectors — including food, beverage, household, personal care, container manufacturing, and more.
Emerson, headquartered in St. Louis, is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. The Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production — and protect personnel and the environment while optimizing energy and operating costs. Join the Emerson Exchange 365 Community at emersonexchange365.com.
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