The new Proseal ProVision system is said to enable companies to maximise the benefits of Industry 4.0 and the fully automated factory. The web-based analysis platform has been developed for Proseal’s GTe and GTs range of tray sealing machines to help identify and understand the causes of downtime and other inefficiencies, in order to maximise the production capacity of the tray sealer and increase overall equipment effectiveness.
ProVision can also be integrated with existing third party equipment to deliver information and drive improvements throughout the whole production line, according to the company.
Furthermore, it adds that reporting tools can be used to generate reports that inspect machine data and compare historical performance analysis over any given time. This helps to identify any line inefficiencies and pinpoint factors that may affect productivity in terms of both personnel and operating procedures. Additionally, data patterns can be monitored to identify root causes of problems.
The system can be viewed on any web-enabled device, including a PC, smartphone and smart TV, and a Live View function allows real time and remote performance monitoring. “The development of our new Industry 4.0 advanced analysis platform demonstrates Proseal’s commitment to remain at the forefront of technological innovation,” comments Rob Watson, Proseal control systems manager. “ProVision offers benefits to all levels of factory personnel, from managers and engineers to line supervisors and operators, delivering invaluable, fine-detailed performance data that will help production lines to operate consistently at maximum efficiency.”
ProVision is offered at no extra cost to all new Proseal GTe and GTs machines that are supplied with an Ewon device to allow internet connection. As part of Proseal’s futureproofing of its equipment, updated software and Ewon devices can also be retrofitted to pre-existing GTe and GTs machines. In addition, a scaled down version of the platform, ProVision Lite, has been devised for older legacy machines.