piSMART® vacuum systems will enable condition monitoring & predictive maintenance.
Täby, Sweden – Meeting the challenges of Industry 4.0, Piab's piSMART® vacuum technology will make it possible to use smart output data to assist operators and to automate or accelerate decisions regarding maintenance, performance adjustments and quality, and to fine-tune autonomous functions in components. Strategically placed smart sensors with internet connectivity will be able to seamlessly communicate data in real-time or near real-time, allowing them to predict and prevent components failure due to stress or wear. Faulty or malfunctioning parts can easily be identified before they hamper production or damage equipment.
Such preventive maintenance or diagnostics promise to increase the up-time of machines, tools and entire systems. Based on individual smart sensors that provide data to cloud-based big data analysis tools, new interconnected and interoperating services will help boost the factory up-time and productivity.
Estimates suggest it will be possible to achieve a drop of between 1 and 20 percent in the number of unplanned and/or planned stops, depending on how efficient the system is in the first place. This would translate into a significant productivity boost.
Piab is already committed to offering vacuum technology products that enable customers to increase their productivity. The company prides itself on delivering technology that is maintenance-free wherever possible, or easy and quick to maintain. With piSMART®, Piab continues to build on this commitment, getting an increasing number of its most advanced vacuum technology products equipped for the smart factories of the future.
Piab provides smart solutions for the automated world, helping thousands of end users and machine producers in e-commerce logistics, food, pharma, automotive and other manufacturing industries to improve energy-efficiency, productivity and working environments. With 430 employees and SEK 1 bn in sales 2017, Piab is a global organization, serving customers in almost 70 countries from a network of subsidiaries and distributors. By leveraging the ongoing technological development in automation and robotics, and targeting high-growth segments and geographies, Piab's vision is to become the global leader in gripping and moving solutions.
Häla El Sheemy Washbrook, Vice President Marketing and Communications Manager
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