Today’s factory floor is a melting pot of equipment, with the newest machines relying on technology that didn’t even exist when the oldest machines were built. Integrating data from different machine generations can be a huge challenge, but is vital when optimizing the plant floor and creating an effective Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.
Everybody wants a reliable plant with a predictable maintenance schedule – and a key part of achieving that goal is to ensure that your lubrication programme is organized, well-funded and employs the best practices across the board. So, what are they, and how will they affect your plant's reliability?
Uptime is critical within the high-speed food packaging and beverage industries. One key area is in case handling between case packers and palletizers. Upgrading from powered rollers to plastic modular conveying chains not only increases line uptime and efficiency, but also increases flexibility, quality and safety.