Due to digitalization, all industries have improved performance by optimizing machine operation, real-time predictions, and maintenance without human intervention. The packaging industry, particularly the packaging machinery sector, has also benefited from digitalization.
In accordance with Industry 4.0, many companies understand the advantages of using smart and fully automated packaging lines with digital value chains. Athena, a Mespack innovative digital platform for the flexible packaging industry, helps customers optimize production time and obtain the best results for their businesses.
Consequently, we developed Athena, our IIoT solution that performs functions from machine control to data analytics, thus improving performance, reducing equipment downtime while enhancing uptime, and tackling the most common quality issues.
Athena is a single hardware and software IIoT platform that has been designed to enable our clients to make the most of their production data. The primary features of this tool are multi-beneficial for the packaging industry. Some benefits include the following:
DOWNTIME REDUCTION: Clients are able to reduce unplanned downtime up to 3%
QUALITY REJECTS REDUCTION: Clients can expect a quality ratio improvement up to 1.5% (under our assessment)
SCRAP REDUCTION: Up to 3.5% scrap reduction can be achieved when the “warning” and “alarm” rankings are combined (according to our projections)
THROUGHPUT INCREASE: A performance improvement up to 4% can be expected
MAINTENANCE COST REDUCTION: Clients can save between 135 and 200 hours of maintenance labor cost within the initial 12 months
PRODUCTION COST REDUCTION: Clients can expect a production cost cut up to 3%
These numbers are approximate and can vary depending on the machine and number of hours in operation.
Customized kits, in accordance with the customer’s needs, are the most significant advantage of Athena. These kits include:
Athena 0 (new HMI, limited IIoT)
Athena 1 (new HMI, full version IIoT, on-premise/on-cloud)
Athena 2 (new HMI CFR21 Part 11, full version IIoT, on-premise/on-cloud, energy analyzer)
Additional, include: a single-click feature for 85% of screen functionalities, tooltips/troubleshooting for actions and alarms, Audit Trail CFR21 Part 11, and a reduction of the operator learning curve.
Would you like to increase the performance of your machine? Try Athena: the best digital platform on the market.