Bakkersland Goes Automatic with eWON Remote Maintenance
The main concern of the Bakkersland company is the possible standstill of machinery in a production process. Any standstill situation could lead to delays in the logistic process.
HMS NetworksHMS Industrial Networks is the leading independent supplier of products for industrial communication. HMS develops and manufactures solutions under three brands: Anybus, IXXAT and eWON. HMS products enable industrial devices to connect to different industrial networks and also be monitored and controlled remotely. The company is headquartered in Halmstad, Sweden and has development centers in Germany and Belgium. Local sales and support are handled by branch offices in China, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, UK and USA, plus distributors in more than 50 countries. HMS employs over 450 people and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm. HMS manufactures and markets industrial communication products which connect industrial devices to different industrial networks. HMS products act as translators between robots, control systems, motors, sensors, etc. and the different industrial networks that exist on the market (fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernet). HMS also offers products for Remote Management - web-based control of field equipment such as Power Generators, Tanks, Telecom Base Stations, Buildings etc.
Construction & Buildings
Bakkersland BV operates bakeries across the Netherlands. It produces and supplies an assortment of daily fresh bread, rolls, donuts, patisserie products, pastry specialties, seasonal specialties, cakes, and bake-off products for the retail industry. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Hedel, the Netherlands. Bakkersland BV is a former subsidiary of Bakkersland Groep B.V.
- CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
The eWON routers are installed in the control room next to the PLC on the DIN rail. The structure works online and can provide a remote supervision of the machine to the operator through a secure VPN connection. The VPN connection enables the operator to avoid virus and prevent outside people from wanting to gain access to sensitive information.
- DATA COLLECTED
Alarms For Automated Applications, Connectivity Status, Production Efficiency, Throughput Per Machine
- SOLUTION TYPE
- SOLUTION MATURITY
Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
Problems are indicated to line operators when the condition of a device or associated equipment changes beyond predetermined limits.
Impact #2 [Efficiency Improvement - Labor]
Employee efficiency is increased since the machine manufacturer has no need to send an engineer out.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
- USE CASES
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