In today’s challenging environment, integration of production and packaging lines is the key to increase productivity. Many existing production and packaging lines consist of stand-alone machines, which are coupled pure mechanically by conveyor belts and sensors. This lack of integration creates unnecessary downtimes, complicates efficient diagnostics and reduces the efficiency of the line. This explains why there is a great demand for integration concepts that do not interfere with the internal automation of the individual machines but still allow comprehensive line integration on the basis of standardized data interfaces and network connections.
The Line Integration Concept developed by Siemens supports a standardized approach to make all relevant processes within the lines visible on a central Line Monitoring System