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Food Processing Control Panels | APAC

The key to reducing downtime is a system allowing maintenance personnel to ascertain conditions no matter where they are

Handling with halfway measures only increases the frequency of short-period line stop
There are times when an on-site operator must take emergency measures when an error occurs in processing equipment at a production site. An example is when an on-site operator had to handle a short-period line stop frequently instead of maintenance personnel at a food processing plant. However, in such cases, as a result of the operator not implementing any fundamental countermeasures, short-period line stops will continue to occur numerous times, thereby prolonging downtime even further from an overall perspective.
Have you dealt with this kind of situation at your production sites? If maintenance personnel are always located near the production site, the operator can call them so that they can investigate the cause of the short-period line stop, and thoroughly resolve and repair any problem to recover operation, but this is unfortunately not always the case. As a result, handling by means of halfway measures is performed repeatedly.

Remote monitoring enables prompt repair by maintenance personnel

How can you implement more thorough measures in these types of production sites? IDEC has the answer for food processing companies with this type of concern.
Our solution is to use remote monitoring of your food processing equipment. IDEC's FC6A Programmable Controller is an "IoT controller", that is, a PLC equipped with a web server function. After connecting it to the Internet, it is possible to check the system status through a web browser on a device such as a smartphone or a tablet PC without the need for additional modules or time-consuming programming. It is also possible to provide notification when an error occurs such as by sending error codes via email. This not only enables maintenance personnel to immediately detect the occurrence of an error, but they can also rush over to the site of the problem with the necessary replacement parts and other items prepared.
The implementation of this rapid anywhere-anytime maintenance system enables maintenance personnel to determine the root cause of short-period line stops and serves to reduce the overall downtime.

Our rich and varied lineup of control instruments and safety equipment help solve problems at your production site
IDEC offers a comprehensive lineup of control instruments and safety equipment including the FC6A Programmable Controller, programmable displays, pilot lights, pushbutton switches, relays, safety switches, emergency stop switches, enabling switches, safety laser scanners and safety controllers. Please feel free to contact IDEC if you have any questions or concerns regarding solving problems at your production site.