PPi ControlSmart™ - PPi Technologies Group

PPi ControlSmart™
24/7 Data Acquisition
“PLUM” System
(Packaging Line Under Management)
PPi Technologies Global offers ControlSmart™
a 24/7 data acquisition system that uses PLUM
(Packaging Line Under Management) approach
and includes a patent pending process using a
camera for sending videos back showing trouble
spots, previously alerted via e-mail direct from the
packaging line.
The key to the system is to monitor an agreed
set of parameters like temperature range, air
pressure, and speed of line and electronically
report any deviations. The performance of the
machine during a production run, the cleaning
process and other frequent stops can also be
The electronic signature of the PLUM system
ensures your product integrity is fully monitored
for access at any time from anywhere
by management.
The FDA recently reported that remote
monitoring might be useful for their own and
company QA reports. Most new production
lines are designed around validation and good,
respectable GMP.
Digital Events Summary Bar Chart
Digital Breakdown Events Summary
Key Points of the System:
OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) = availability x
throughput x quality then reduces down to ideal cycle time
x good parts / available time.
Availability = (running time / available time) Throughput =
(total parts x ideal cycle time) / running time Good parts =
(total parts – scrap) Quality = (good parts / total parts).
Process Events and Process Variable tracking e.g.
Downtime duration and reason code tracking e.g. safety
door # 1 open 13 times for 20 minutes.
Visibility and analysis tools for real-time and historical
process information.
A bar code scanner is an option on the system and tracks
what pouches or product you are running to validate
product with packaging.
24/7 monitoring of the equipment with an option to
e-mail PPi Technologies Global and your designated
e-mail address when the machine starts to vary from a
pre-determined specification. As soon as possible we
will contact you to help resolve any issues you may be
Customized applications according to your plant schedule
to include breaks and shift changes.
You can change the view from the last minute to two years,
from 1st shift, to 2nd shift or other date periods.
We are able to collect data from any OPC enabled PLC or
machinery, so not only e.g. PSG LEE machine but also your
case packers, thermo formers, wrappers, vertical baggers,
etc. (additional hardware may be required in some cases).
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