The big pillar of industry 4.0 is the Internet of Things, #IoT. It is a concept refers to a digital interconnection of everyday objects with the Internet being able to identify key aspects for the IoT integration.
Is IoT used in packaging?
Yes, because it allows to connect things with people and advanced services to improve the collaboration of machinery or installations, controlled by a PLC. In this concept, everything is connected and the key factors are the availability of data at any time and from anywhere, as well as monitoring for remote control and diagnosis of facilities.
In this way it is possible to perform a predictive maintenance and advance to any type of incidence in the machines so that it can act in the shortest possible time, minimizing losses in production or ensuring user comfort, all resulting in a lower cost.
The intelligent and real-time data processing allows to anticipate the stops in the manufacturing lines before they occur, or to predict quality defects in the manufactured product, analyzing the variables recorded in real time.