Machine Health Monitoring Solution

Increases uptime using predictive maintenance.

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Emerson and Arrowhead Systems announce they have partnered to produce a next-generation machine health monitoring solution, which will increase uptime for high-speed palletizer production used in container stacking but is also adaptable for use with other primary 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 by monitoring, in real-time, critical motion and pneumatic system parameters, including:

  • Air flow
  • Pressure
  • Vacuum
  • Mechanical actuation speeds
  • 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.

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.

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