Who visited AROL booths at Drinktec 2017 discovered the preview of a real “CYBER PHYSICAL SYSTEM” ready for the Industry 4.0.
“CYBER” is a virtual, parallel environment which is created with the continuous acquisition of data from the sensors present on the “PHYSICAL” bottling line.
The sensors present are those included on the AROL machines themselves - i.e. the new capper Equatorque IQ - able to monitor/detect their operation by measuring parameters such as vibrations, temperatures, accelerations and speed, in order to compare them with their optimal operational values, recording any deviations, and those integral to the bottling line inspections - as the FT SYSTEM QCS (Quality Control System) or the PCS (Pressure Control System) - able to measure the quality/quantity of the product during various phases of the production.
The innovative CYBER PHYSICAL SYSTEM is where the "connection" between
the physical world (which generates the data) and the cyber world (which processes the data to understand the complex dynamics of the plant).
This gives you actionable information to better manage the bottling line in terms of:
Machine Automatic Corrections and Auto-adjustments
with the short & long-term goals of:
Increasing your Overall Equipment Effectiveness - OEE
Decreasing your Total Cost of Ownership - TCO
hereby Reducing your line Downtimes and Increasing your line Reliability and Output Total Quality and, in the medium term, providing you Improved and more Intelligent Machines.