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Super power your production line with WAGO

18 January 2021

WAGO shares its key insights and solutions relating to challenges faced by the food & beverage industry and how a power supply might be the key to solve them. 

There is no doubt that the events of 2020 led to an unprecedented year for the Food & Beverage industry as a whole. In 2021, an increase in domestic demand is forecasted as the top opportunity by FDF Food & Drink Federation members in the UK. Nonetheless, Food Processors continue to face numerous challenges to ensure their production lines run smoothly and achieve maximum uptime, the highest efficiency and minimum waste. 

The power of operational efficiency
At WAGO we understand that the food and beverage industry requires an evolving manufacturing process to ensure the highest level of efficiency whilst simultaneously meeting all aspects of food safety and compliance. 

The DC power supply is at the heart of the control system and is therefore critical to the operation of the machine, production line or process it is part of. For example, if the power is overloaded and trips out, a stoppage of the process could occur resulting in unwanted downtime and unnecessary expense. Consequently time is wasted investigating the cause of the problem, the likelihood being that the entire process cycle will need to be restarted with significant wastage of ingredients, disposal costs, late delivery and possibly penalties. 

With operational efficiency at the forefront of your minds to ensure a consistent, reliable and resilient production line, have you thought about specifying WAGO’s power supplies have been designed, developed and tested at various stages with monitoring throughout to ensure the maximisation of plant up time and maximum efficiency?

The power of predictive analytics, digitisation & the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) 
To be truly efficient involves much more than just a reliable, robust power supply and this is where digitisation has a key role to play. With 88% of OEMs having made digitisation a priority in the past year, most will now be familiar with the notion of IIoT and the power it gives operators in terms of remote access to equipment status information. The ability to continuously monitor the DC control system to look for tell-tale signs of potential problems developing such as an increase in load current is of vital benefit. 

Knowledge of such an issue before it creates a complete stoppage is truly powerful as it can enable a batch to be completed or the process left running until the next planned maintenance window. This means that predictive maintenance can be done at much lower costs and without the upheaval and inconvenience of a breakdown. Not only this but such predictive analytics can give a greater view of how to improve operational efficiencies, drive down cost, increase plant performance and always be one step ahead of the competition. 
Adrian Brettle, Food & Beverage Manager for WAGO comments: “Now more so than ever, operational efficiency makes the difference – take the power back within your business with WAGO’s comprehensive power supply range ensuring that the majority of power supply requirements can be delivered from a single source.”

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