Smartphones on the plant floor: Bring your own device (BYOD) or use company-owned devices? This question no doubt conjures up a multitude of things—good and bad—for personal devices on the plant floor, for example, connecting people with equipment and company data and providing workers with actionable information on the process and maintenance to make good decisions.
There are many who believe Murphy is a constant companion of food processors around the world. This is the Murphy as in Murphy’s Law and, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” This may seem rather pessimistic, but it is a fact of life especially for those who are long-time members of the industry.
Moving from an automated plant to a smart factory is a leap forward but well worth the effort to enable a fully connected and flexible system—one that can use a constant stream of data from connected equipment and production systems to learn and adapt to new demands.
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Yaskawa Introduces Food Grade Servo Motors
Yaskawa now offers food grade servo motors that integrate seamlessly with the Sigma-7 line of SERVOPACKs. These FDA-approved white epoxy-painted high-performance motors are designed specifically for the food and baking industries. They are capable of withstanding repeated high-pressure wash down and they have a smooth housing to minimize entrapment areas. Learn more from Yaskawa America, Inc.