Real-time monitoring, diagnostics and asset-level insights help increase reliability and minimize downtime
October 15, 2018
Honeywell Intelligrated showcases its connected solutions for automated palletizing equipment in end-of-line manufacturing environments at PACK EXPO International booth S-2560. By leveraging data from machine-level sensors, the company provides real-time equipment monitoring, diagnostics and asset-level insights to boost reliability, throughput and performance.
These connected solutions analyze real-time and historic data to detect equipment conditions that could impact performance — such as excess motor vibration,temperature fluctuations or under-utilization trends — and provide real-time alerts to help fix critical issues before they affect the entire production process. Compared to routine maintenance programs, this predictive, condition-based model offers significant savings by focusing on the actual health and performance data of the palletizer.
“Unlocking the power of machine data can help reduce the burden of the very intense pressures facing manufacturing operations,” said Pieter Krynauw, president, Honeywell Intelligrated. “Our connected palletizing solutions help operators identify and address potential issues before they impact productivity. By leading the digital transformation in manufacturing environments, we’re giving our customers the tools to continuously optimize critical systems and help protect their bottom line.”
Connected offerings can also improve palletizer utilization and throughput rates, uncovering opportunities for improvement that can quickly add up to significant benefits. The system monitors run times to reveal when systems are idle, underutilized or not hitting target throughput rates, and allows operators to quickly identify the root causes, make the necessary corrections and resolve barriers to palletizer productivity.
The Honeywell Intelligrated booth demonstration at PACK EXPO features the Alvey® 890i palletizer, capable of handling a wide range of packaging types, small and difficult-to-handle products in a variety of stacking patterns. An intuitive touch-screen interface offers easy access to advanced diagnostics. Industry-leading safety features and a maintenance-friendly design enable reliable performance in food, beverage and consumer packaged goods operations.
Visit booth S-2560 at PACK EXPO International to see the 890i in action and learn more about Honeywell Intelligrated’s connected offerings for palletizing.