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This is industry 4.0. - from Drinktec 2017 the AROL Group cyber physical system

| Caps & Closures | AROL Group | Canelli | Italy

Whether it is water, milk, juice, soft drinks, beer, wine or spirits, there is no beverage the AROL Group technology cannot cap, control and inspect in order to preserve and maintain its quality from bottling to consuming.

Efficient, fast, precise, AROL capping systems can be integrated at any time into existing production lines, in order to customise the closure system according to the requirements of size, material, type of container and cap, and guaranteeing an unsurpassed level of quality control over the production line thanks to the analysis and inspection technology of FT System.

The Expertise within AROL R&D department has allowed us to turn tomorrow’s vision into today’s reality.

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:

Early Warning

Preventive Maintenance

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.


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