An Internet of Things (IoT) solution for monitoring factory operations
Client: The client is one of the market-leading manufacturers of packaging and bottling machines with the largest bottling plants in the world. The client designs, develops and manufactures machines and complete lines for the fields of process, filling and packaging technology. Its product portfolio also includes IT services, logistics, valve production etc.
Challenge: The client was looking for a shop floor monitoring software to monitor real-time production data collected from machines to access machine statuses locally and remotely on desktops and on mobile devices. The client further expected the resulting solution to increase productivity and transparency, achieve optimal line efficiency, and improve order execution processes. Strategic Systems International (SSI) was selected based on its wide portfolio of delivering data-driven applications and business-critical projects in the manufacturing industry.
Solution: Strategic Systems International (SSI) partnered with the European client to develop a web-based shop floor monitoring solution that includes the following features:
- Live 3D view of factory floor with the health and status of machines
- Visualization of a range of KPIs
- Error/Warning indicators
- Visualization of trends and anomalies based on historical data
- Roles and rights based access
- Mobile application for remote monitoring
Result: The shop floor monitoring solution has been rolled into production at multiple manufacturing plants of Krones in Europe. It has helped the client streamline their production processes and operations. The client has also experienced an improvement and considerable efficiency in the error detection processes.
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