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'Game-changing' predictive maintenance tech could transform efficiency

Tetra Pak has launched a new Condition Monitoring service which could help companies make big savings

Food and beverage manufacturers from around the globe could be set to benefit from an innovate new predictive maintenance technology which has been showcased at 2017 Hannover Messe.

Industry leader Tetra Pak has launched a new Condition Monitoring service which it says will allow manufacturers to reduce machine downtime and maintenance costs.

The service provides real-time analysis of operational performance data from more than 5000 connected filling machine lines around the world and the data is then used to advise customers on maintenance needs in what Tetra Pak describes as a “true game changer” for the industry.

The company claims trial programmes are already demonstrating strong results after a six-month pilot started in January of last year, supporting 17 lines across 10 customers in Europe and the Americas. Tetra Pak says that downtime was eliminated by up to 48 hours for each line meaning that savings of up to $32,000 (US) will be available for customers.

Johan Nilsson, Vice President Tetra Pak Services said: "We are constantly innovating with our customers and partners to enhance our services. With the new Condition Monitoring Maintenance service, we will support customers to predict failures before they happen and optimise maintenance to reduce downtime.

"We are pleased that the new service will help customers significantly increase productivity, reduce failures and ultimately, raise business profitability."

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