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IoT in Soap Dispensers

Sealed Air wanted to improve some of their products as their customers wanted to increase energy efficiency and compliance. To do this, they needed new insights for their products. They decided to start with the SoftCare Line soap and sanitizer dispenser.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • ThingLogix
    ThingLogix propels the modern business with the Internet of Things by combining insight-driven IoT services and the power of the cloud - creating new business value and accelerating time-to-market.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Construction & Buildings
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Product Development
  • CUSTOMER
  • Sealed Air is a global manufacturer of protective and specialty packaging for food and consumer good as well as cleaning and hygiene solutions known for brands like Bubble wrap, Cryovac and Diversey Care cleaning and hygiene.

  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • SOLUTION
  • Joining with Sealed Air, D6 Labs, and Dash Replenishment Service, ThingLogix provided insight-driven IoT services for their SoftCare line of soap dispensers in order to create new business value.

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Asset Utilization, Device Status, Inventory Levels
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
    Custodial crews know when a soap dispenser is getting low on soap (approximately 800 pumps), instead of manually inspecting. They also know the foot traffic for particular restrooms. Servicing
    restrooms based on specific use vs. scheduling or manually inspecting them.
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Compliance]
    Customers in the food industry (restaurants, grocery stores) improve employee hygiene compliance by knowing how much soap/sanitizer is being used by employees.
    Impact #3
    [Cost Reduction - Labor]
    When dispensers jointly reach a number of ‘pumps’, a new order of soap can be made to restock a facility’s inventory, eliminating human involvement and reducing man-hours.
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • USE CASES
  • Building Energy Management System (BEMS)
    Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) are computer-based systems that help to manage, control and monitor building technical services (HVAC, lighting etc.) and the energy consumption of devices used by the building. They provide the information and the tools that building managers need both to understand the energy usage of their buildings and to control and improve their buildings’ energy performance.HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) is the technology of indoor environmental control. Its goal is to manage air temperature, humidity, and quality to meet the needs of both people and industrial processes. With low-cost sensors, wireless connectivity and more powerful data processors, HVAC companies are now able to collect real-time performance data and monitor the condition of their equipment. Remote monitoring solutions can monitor hard to reach areas and sites in order to alert staff to breakage and heat or water damage in a cable. IoT can help the HVAC industry improve overall equipment effectiveness and save money by minimizing equipment failure and optimizing energy usage and performance levels.  
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