Smart Factory Solutions for Tobacco Industries: Bridge Manufacturing Generation Gap and Improving Operational Efficiency
- Functional Applications - Transportation Management Systems (TMS)
- Networks & Connectivity - Ethernet
- Equipment & Machinery
- Logistics & Transportation
- Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence
- Manufacturing System Automation
- Hardware Design & Engineering Services
- System Integration
The decline in cigarette volumes has led to the pursuit of efficient supply chains. Advantech smart monitoring systems improve in-factory logistics management and equipment maintenance.
British American Tobacco
About The Customer
British American Tobacco (BAT), a British multinational company that manufactures and sells cigarettes, tobacco, and other nicotine products, required a factory solution to automate their product control processes. They needed support for the continuous use of legacy equipment and flexibility to meet changing regulatory guidelines.
BAT and Advantech set up a project to evaluate every stage of production and customize a solution for BAT’s unique case. The solution encapsulated the ARK-1124U and ADAM-6251 into a single system for data collection and analytics processing through a standard Ethernet interface. The networking framework was resolved using EKI-5526I-AE industrial switch to unify communication between the various subscribers on the production line. The TPC-1551WP thin client terminal provided the barcoding aspect necessary for the final requirement step.
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