The consumer goods industry sector includes the FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) and consumer electronics as well as home appliances and textile products.
The production of consumer goods is strongly demand- and output-oriented as well as cost-oriented. The mass production of consumer goods needs to run on a high level of productivity and technical availability. Fully automated production lines e.g. for filling and packaging are widespread as well as rubber and plastics production e.g. blow moulding, injection moulding or extrusion.
Shannon®, the Real-time Solution Recommender, provides situational problem-solving proposals for employees responsible for automated production lines to reduce downtimes during breakdowns and short stops. The tool thus forms a continuously effective optimization loop based on high-frequency machine controller data. Shannon® makes expert knowledge about problems and their solutions explicitly available to the entire staff at the right moment in a mobile app.
Darwin, the intelligent machine benchmark, learns a virtual ideal process on the basis of high-frequency PLC data from several machines and thus provides a target value how fast each machine could be and how to get there. Based on this, Darwin continuously generates concrete recommendations for reducing the cycle time. Maintenance departments are empowered by Darwin to avoid breakdowns before they happen thanks to early warnings.
Darwin supports productivity optimization in the field of consumer goods by optimizing the cycle times of cyclic production machines, like injection moulding or extrusion in e.g. white appliance production or e.g. in household products production.
Conception and realization of a high frequency big data infrastructure and data mapping for injection moulding machines as an enabler for subsequent machine learning modules.
Implementation of several data interfaces to each controller
„plus10 established a high-frequency data infrastructure for our injection moulding machines. The collaboration also included a virtual component tracking system to continuously and automatically link all process and subsequent quality data to a product. I was very impressed by the expertise and reliability of plus10.“
Director R&D, Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions