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Machine intelligence slashes costs for SA food packager

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SENSOR intelligence specialist SICK automation recently worked with packaging giant, Tetra Pak, when the company needed to find solutions to prevent unscheduled downtime and lower operating costs.

SICK recommended using its sHub sensors with EDS/EDM35 motor feedback system. Motor feedback systems from SICK automation are based on powerful technologies that facilitate integration and use. The solution has helped Tetra Pak carry out condition monitoring and predictive maintenance more efficiently.

The sensors enable a self-optimised process that detects acute issues, allowing for early intervention and preventative maintenance. This increases the reliability of drive systems through its connected devices and machine. For instance, sensors can predict ball bearing failure, a critical component in a servo motor and the leading cause of motor failure.

“We are proud to participate in developing revolutionary technology. Packing processing plants can now improve their return on investment through technology that enables early intervention and avoids unscheduled downtime,” said Grant Joyce, MD of SICK.

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