Today’s Connected Plant: A Unified Machine for Making Food

Food Engineering Magazine, October 2022 -System integrators (SIs) often work with AEs and have expertise not only with industrial automation systems but also BMS (Building Management System) and most other systems in a food plant. Polytron, a CSIA Certified Member, helps manufacturers develop and implement their digital transformation strategy and road map, which includes integrating data from all of the different manufacturing systems into one contextualized source of information, according to Richard Phillips, PE, PMP, director of smart manufacturing.

Modern MOMs more easily integrate with process control, BMS, and most all other systems within a manufacturing facility. Building temperature, humidity and other conditions can have an impact on productivity, product quality, shelf life, packaging materials and many other key facets of manufacturing, so having real-time insights into these conditions is key, adds Phillips.

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