Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., a packaging solutions manufacturer, has introduced Intelligent Illumination, an end-of-line packaging system designed to change the way operators maintain their machines.
The concept is simple: Blue light is good, red is bad. But this basic spectrum could save manufacturers thousands of hours in wasted productivity, the company says.
Intelligent Illumination alerts end-user personnel on the floor of issues, then allows them to pinpoint and fix the problem(s) without even consulting the human machine interface.
The machine detects when attention is needed and immediately causes the LEDs at that specific location to illuminate in a particular color. This alerts the operator to the machine's condition
If the machine is running smoothly and requires no immediate attention, the LED lighting will glow with a soothing blue. In the event operator intervention is required, the LED lighting will switch from blue to amber, red, or other colors, depending on the action needed.
Once the operator has opened the guard door where the problem exists, the lighting within the machine turns to white task lighting, which provides proper visibility for the operator. (Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc., www.schneiderpackaging.com)