1. Connection to the cloud keeps your line running
Connecting your equipment to the cloud will bring many benefits. If every second of line standstill counts, cloud analytics can inform you timely of issues, to prevent future standstills. Based on this information, you can improve your processes and increase your yield. That’s because we can add our specific Marel poultry knowledge to this information and make it available to you.
When your line stops and you need Marel’s help, having technical data in the cloud will make it much easier for our service department to remedy the problem. You don’t have to wait anymore for an engineer or product specialist. Repairing and restarting the equipment can be done faster remotely and digitally.
With every intervention, Marel’s algorithms and insights will become smarter so that we can keep on improving our service to you. Getting your equipment connected to the cloud is therefore a big advantage for you.
2. Machine connectivity allows for better choices in the value chain
Optimizing planning and production will benefit greatly from connected machines. It’s like an expanded version of Innova PDS distribution software allowing production process management to make the right choices. You’ll know exactly how to best match raw material to incoming customer orders, while taking all food safety and traceability principles into consideration.
Machine connectivity will allow you to measure and control all kinds of process characteristics such as broiler growth at the farm, temperatures during transport, waiting times in the lairage, air humidity in the factory, etc. In such a data-driven environment, you can tell the machines in the line about the characteristics of the coming flock, such as an overall light weight. All settings will then adjust automatically to those set in the memory for light flocks. All sensors, cameras and weighers in the line will already have informed the equipment that a light flock is about to arrive.