IOT Gateway for Recipe Management
A 60 year old manufacturer has ten production lines for extruded tubing and profiles that require multiple recipes every day, causing human error in application.
Machines use PLCs from Allen-Bradley and Siemens. They used an IoT Gateway to control essential ingredients using a web interface. Operator now sends a pre-saved recipe with more than 20 parameters from this web interface to the IoT Gateway, which distributes instructions to machines on the line in realtime.
Each line has nearly doubled from 18 to 35 units a minute — and, 30% reduction in setup.