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Ishida To Demonstrate Expert Software Versatility At Interpack
Friday March 10 2017 09:08
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New Ishida Remote Monitoring And Interventions Help Optimise And Protect Food Manufacturing Operations
Thursday November 03 2016 04:17
GEA PerformancePlus: New Service Concept Ensures Optimum Productivity
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EPLAN To Display Recent Developments At Routeco LIVE
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New Ishida Remote Monitoring And Interventions Help Optimise And Protect Food Manufacturing Operations
Weighing and packing line equipment specialist Ishida Europe has introduced a unique remote customer care software solution that combines machine performance monitoring with comprehensive data capture and in-depth analysis. This enables food manufacturers and packers to operate their lines to maximum performance and efficiency, and avoid unnecessary and unwanted downtime.

The new Ishida Sentinel™ software connects compatible Ishida machines, anywhere in the world, to a central system manned by Ishida engineers. This provides complete monitoring of machines, however widely distributed, with Ishida experts on hand to identify and rectify any faults or poor performance.

With a number of different Sentinel™ pack options available, customers can mix and match the different services to their needs. In addition to the monitoring and reporting pack, a variety of intervention options are also available. Customers can for example select live performance monitoring, with Ishida engineers keeping a continual check on their line’s performance and informing them when this drops or a fault occurs.

In this way, uptime is maximised and potential and recurring problems can be identified early and dealt with before they become critical.

Equally important, Ishida Sentinel™ is able to produce clear, easy-to-read daily or weekly reports from production line data that can be easily accessed by designated personnel. These reports (available in multiple languages) enable quick and preventative actions to be taken, often without the need for an engineer call-out.

Nearly all equipment that contributes valuable information to the packing line management process can be linked into Ishida Sentinel™ including multihead weighers, checkweighers, tray sealers, graders and bag-makers. Contact with Ishida engineers can be made by email, phone or directly using a video conferencing VOIP access feature via a webcam that is fitted to individual machines’ Remote Control Units.

In addition, the Ishida Sentinel™ Web Client facility provides instant access from any Smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC worldwide so that machine operation can be monitored and assessed at any time or place.

Ishida has incorporated a high level of security into the software design to create a fully secure, virus-immune network that ensures remote access can only be performed by authorised personnel.


“Performance monitoring and reporting is not part of most companies’ core business, nor is the gathering of such information generally an area of expertise, yet they can play a huge role in helping to create a more profitable and efficient operation,” comments Ian Atkinson, Multihead Weigher Business Manager at Ishida Europe.

“With Ishida Sentinel’s™ full data capture and analysis capabilities, our new software relieves operators of a whole area of ‘information gathering’ tasks, and they can instead concentrate on using clear-cut, tailored information to make rapid, informed decisions.”

Ian Hodgson, Ishida Europe’s Control Systems Manager, adds: “The Ishida Sentinel™ Web Client facility allows factory personnel to directly monitor machine operation and assess performance whenever and wherever they wish. In this way, our new software is like a ‘use-anywhere window’ onto real-time production data.”

“More and more businesses are adopting fully-integrated production and packing lines to get the best out of each piece of equipment in order to maximise throughput and minimise costs,” continues Ian Atkinson. “Ishida Sentinel™ is simply pushing this concept further, enabling companies to achieve optimum benefits from this approach.”
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GEA PerformancePlus: New Service Concept Ensures Optimum Productivity
With GEA PerformancePlus GEA is offering its customers service level options that extend way beyond routine preventive maintenance and complement customer Industry 4.0 strategic efforts.

By combining modern condition monitoring technologies with its industry expertise, GEA provides its customers monitoring services, comprehensive analysis reports and reliable optimization recommendations. In turn, GEA customers receive valuable information to make business decisions easier and addressing challenges they face to achieve their specific performance-related goals.

GEA PerformancePlus creates transparency about the current health status of the equipment, increases its availability, ensures optimum productivity, brings efficiency optimization potential to light and enables a sustainable equipment utilization. GEA PerformancePlus enables a speedy evaluation of the opportunities and risks of changing production requirements, orders can be assessed and economically scheduled in turn leading to higher productivity for GEA customers.

GEA PerformancePlus will initially be available for GEA separators; on the mid-term it will be extended to other GEA product groups.
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EPLAN To Display Recent Developments At Routeco LIVE

CAE software expert EPLAN will be exhibiting and delivering presentations at two Routeco LIVE industrial control and automation events. To be held on October 4, 2016 at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford and on October 6 at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes the conferences are free to attend, but prior registration is essential. The main concepts on display from EPLAN will focus on the newly launch Smart Wiring Application, the Version 2.6 of the software and Thermal Design Integration module.

Routeco LIVE will showcase the very latest in industrial control and automation products, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about current trends and hot topics in the industrial sector. The events will feature an exhibition and will have three breakout rooms. Presentations and discussions will run throughout the day covering topics that include Industry 4.0; smart manufacturing, IT/OT convergence, machinery safety, legislation/standards and compliance, cyber security
and motion control systems.


EPLAN will be exhibiting the capabilities of EPLAN Electric P8, EPLAN Pro Panel and the recently launched Smart Wiring App – all of which are invaluable tools for panel builders. In addition, technical experts from both EPLAN and their sister company Rittal will be in attendance and will be readily available to offer support and answer any questions relating to the EPLAN packages and Rittal products.

As one of the speakers on the day, EPLAN’s Senior Professional Services Consultant, John Boynton will be delivering a presentation that focuses on Thermal Design Integration – new possibilities for the standardised design of energy-efficient control cabinets with climate control systems.

Thermal Design Integration is a concept that brings together digital product data, software-based project planning and newly developed climate control solutions. It promises users in control cabinet engineering powerful and lasting improvements in the areas of design, cooling and trouble-free operation of control cabinets.

Designers can verify their assembly layouts with respect to climate control considerations and interactively make provisions for the best possible climate control solution.

The presentation will also discuss how the virtual 3D design planning in EPLAN Pro Panel has been expanded with targeted special functions. The key goal is to communicate to control cabinet designers the functionality, performance limits and integration possibilities of the individual climate control system variations so that they can develop the most efficient climate control solution as intuitively and as simply as possible.

Finally, EPLAN will also be exhibiting the benefits of the new Smart Wiring App. The software provides visualisation and the necessary wiring information and engineering data for mounting assembly within the control cabinet. The advantage of this app is that the schematic-based wiring – a time-consuming, error-prone process requiring a great deal of know-how – is no longer required.

If you are interested in attending either of the Routeco LIVE events, please register by e-mailing RoutecoLIVE@routeco.com stating which event you’d like to attend.
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