Industry 4.0 Platform for Total Plant Intelligence
Get the ultimate Industry 4.0 IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) solution for your auxiliary equipment and watch your profits grow while production downtime disappears. Conair SmartServices™ is a unique cloud-based platform that offers the ability to connect all of your plastics processing equipment (even non-Conair equipment) to a single web-based dashboard for monitoring, alerting and AI (Artificial Intelligence) based algorithms. Prioritize your machine alarms to reduce post-event down time with customizable user level alerts and designation of alerts based on priority for each job role in your plant, from Operators to Maintenance Technicians and Presidents and Plant Managers. Alerts are available by e-mail to assigned individuals designated to receive each type of machine alarm as they occur. Everyone in your facility has a cloud-based view of information in an easy-to-navigate format. One key advantage to Conair’s SmartServices is the forethought to use a web-based interface. No more maintaining old computers to keep a plant-monitoring system “alive” and worrying about what version of Windows you’re using. As SmartServices updates, the web interface automatically updates, and is easily accessed on your computer, tablet, or smart phone – today, tomorrow, and ten years from now.
SmartServices allows you to view each machine graphically to make auxiliary equipment monitoring a breeze. Observe – from any location – all equipment set points and live data and get feedback on the performance of your equipment instantly. Get your Uptime Guaranteed™ with SmartServices and experience the only true Industry 4.0 solution available today.
Connect any brand of auxiliaries to a single platform
SmartServices allows for connections of any brand of plastics processing auxiliary equipment to the platform. This gives you the ability to connect any machine and monitor its status. State-of-the-art graphical interface is cloud based. Other technologies rely on a software program installed on your computer. These programs are not future-proof for upgrades to Windows® and require re-installation of software in the future or maintaining old computers with old operating systems to keep your plant running. This outdated method of plant control is now eliminated by the cloud-based system.
Prioritize your machine alarms and e-mail service alerts
Machine errors and alarms can be customized to specific users. Only the right users will receive the right alarms as they are occurring. Plants have a very wide variety of equipment, each with its own alarm lights or horns. These alarms are easy to ignore when they occur frequently.A machine alarm with the potential to shut your line down sounds the same as an alert for a simple fix. Discriminating between these alarms via emails to a mobile device allows operators to address important alarms and warnings, and to understand which machine is alarming and for what purpose before guessing what tools/parts may be needed and getting on a lift/ladder or before dispatching a service technician.
Easy to understand platform which provides important and meaningful data
Most MES and Industry 4.0 solutions only show streaming data and large volumes of inputs which creates data overload. These systems cannot help operators understand the most important variables to machine health in a simple, graphical way. By incorporating a Machine View screen, that shows an image of the equipment with arrows pointing to each sensor output versus setpoint, auxiliary equipment operators can understand which parameters are in and out of spec by visually identifying them on the machine’s own image. A view of a dryer, for example, identifies hopper inlet air temperature, temperature gradients within the material hopper (with Drying Monitor™), outlet air temperature, dewpoint monitoring, target moisture level, and more. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are highlighted at the top of the screen for quick view.