HMPS has launched its new Industry 4.0 solution, HMPSConnect, which was previously piloted at a number of Australian manufacturing sites. HMPSConnect will link HMPS equipment into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), providing a dashboard for users to easily access data across all of their machines; this includes key operating parameters and performance monitoring.
“The explosion in new smart technologies, platforms and devices has enabled HMPS to develop and integrate these technologies into cutting-edge offerings. These are designed to give our customers and clients a competitive advantage,” said Shaun Westcott, CEO HMPS.
According to figures from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, food wastage from handling and processing losses is around $2.8 billion per year in Australia. Westcott says IIoT technologies provide a big opportunity to reduce costs and achieve major savings.
“HMPS continues to forge ahead with the development and adoption of technology including ongoing refinement and integration of emergent smart technologies into its automation solutions,” he said. “HMPS gives customers access to their OEE – from anywhere, at any time, on a range of devices.
“HMPSConnect enables us to support clients with diagnostics, fault finding and condition monitoring advice remotely, saving substantial time and costs.”
According to Westcott, there has been a significant shift towards Industry 4.0 and IIoT technology in recent years. “Whilst it’s not always formally captured or verbalised as an ‘automation strategy’ per se, there is most certainly heightened awareness and interest amongst our customers for IoT-based technologies.
“IoT is about connectivity, visibility, throughput and efficiencies but Industry 4.0 is ultimately about creating and managing demand across entire systems. The information and feedback received through the system will assist customers in better planning for future production,” he said.
HMPSConnect will be on show at the HMPS stand, number G140, at AUSPACK 2019.