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Emerson and Arrowhead Systems Partner on Next-Gen, Edge-based Machine Health Monitoring Solution

High-speed production Busse SJI Palletizer increases uptime, using predictive maintenance to increase overall equipment effectiveness

Emerson and Arrowhead Systems, Inc. have just announced they have partnered to produce a next-generation, machine health monitoring solution which will increase uptime for high-speed palletiser production used in container stacking but is also adaptable for use with other primary products.

The Busse SJI Viper™ High Speed Bulk Palletizer and Alpha Turbo™ High Speed Depalletizer are paired with Emerson’s machine health monitoring to give customers a solution for greater overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) by monitoring, in real-time, critical motion and pneumatic system parameters including air flow, pressure, vacuum, mechanical actuation speeds and motor vibration. System analytics and health information is processed at the edge via a local data historian with both local display or remote monitoring on a tablet or smartphone giving operators an easily accessible tool to monitor health.

This Busse SJI Viper™ High Speed Bulk Palletizer paired with Emerson’s machine health monitoring gives customers a next-generation, edge-based machine health monitoring solution for greater overall equipment effectiveness. The high speed production palletiser solution increases uptime using predictive maintenance.This Busse SJI Viper™ High Speed Bulk Palletizer paired with Emerson’s machine health monitoring gives customers a next-generation, edge-based machine health monitoring solution for greater overall equipment effectiveness. The high speed production palletiser solution increases uptime using predictive maintenance.

“This solution offers the quickest and most scalable way to increase OEE and ultimately increase the overall production efficiency of your plant operations,” said Dana Greenly, director of business development for food and beverage packaging with Emerson’s Automation Solutions business.

The new, edge-based system has the PACSystems CPL410 at its core to bring all sensor data together for accessibility, visualisation and analysis. It is customisable and scalable to adapt to any primary product palletising system or complete packaging line. With real-time monitoring of machine health and diagnostics at the operator’s fingertips, reactive maintenance to machine failures goes away. Predictive maintenance enables planning for potential issues which otherwise negatively affect the OEE of the packaging line.

“Because we have container handling equipment running at some of the highest speeds in the industry, reaching 4000 cans per minute or more, predictive monitoring of machine health is vital to our customers’ success,” said Scott Chehak, general manager, Busse-SJI.

Emerson’s automation technologies help packaging lines gain flexibility by accommodating numerous package sizes and complexities; reduce losses by improving productivity, product quality and waste reduction; and improve operator and product safety without limiting production. Emerson’s expertise helps packaging lines reach their full potential by tackling today’s packaging challenges: flexibility, reliability, contamination and waste, and safety.

About Arrowhead Systems, Inc.

All around the world, Arrowhead Systems is the industry leader in providing conveyor, packaging machinery and line productivity solutions to customers in many industry sectors – including food, beverage, household, personal care, container manufacturing and more. Our dominance in the industry has been built over 70 years of dedication and rich history of innovation. We’re committed to doing things right the first time and never compromise our extremely high-quality standards. At the end of the day, we worry about all of the details, so you don’t have to. By joining like-minded companies – Arrowhead Conveyor, Busse/SJI, A&B Engineering Services and Priority One – we’re able to offer a complete suite of exceptional automation solutions to our valued customers. We’re confident that if you have a challenge, we can help you find the solution. For more information visit www.arrowheadsystems.com.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximise production, protect personnel and the environment while optimising their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com