How Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Can Improve Productivity with Emulation

Manage your data flexibly and effectively

The digitalization of factory environments is giving manufacturers greater visibility of their production lines. Manufacturers who are using product inspection equipment such as metal detectors store lots of data to support this. However, accessing this information and extrapolating it into something meaningful can be a challenge. Emulation is a technology helping to keep track of data and provides flexible, remote access to the metal detector. But how does Emulation actually work and how can you improve your productivity with this technology?

Advances in manufacturing technologies such as cloud computing, increased automation and data exchange are allowing organizations to gain greater visibility of their industrial processes. Meanwhile, Industry 4.0 has established itself in the manufacturing industry. The availability of smaller and more powerful sensors in combination with high-speed network connectivity has enabled the acquisition, transmission and interpretation of data in real-time. This, in turn, has led to the creation of smarter factories with improved technology.

Manufacturers can now benefit more and more from advances in technology, thereby fully exploiting the potential of their production line. Take for example, a metal detector that offers an emulation option, which allows manufacturers to remotely access the metal detector's HMI (Human Machine Interface) from networked devices. This flexibility greatly improves productivity through easy and remote access – helping production plants to run more efficiently.

Easier Access to Data

From a technical point of view, Emulation is a system that imitates another in certain aspects.

Using a Virtual Network Computing (VNC) client, the technology allows operators to mirror the interface of one or multiple in-line metal detectors onto networked devices, including mobile phones, tablets and laptops and other industrial equipment. This approach is an extremely flexible method of data display. Emulation also delivers productivity benefits through improved access to data remotely and improves the efficiency of quality management personnel. The technology also helps to meet compliance requirements.

Accessing the data remotely provides additional safety benefits by reducing the need for line operators to access the metal detector directly. As metal detectors are often installed in hazardous or inaccessible locations, this is another advantage of the technology.

Improved Productivity

Using emulation, production managers can view any setting changes that have been made to the metal detector, and review access log statistics without having to be directly in front of the machine. This ensures consistent performance of the metal detectors and provides enhanced productivity by managing the metal detector remotely.

Easier Integration with Other Equipment

Emulation enables integration and control of the metal detector via other machines such as de-dusters, making it easier to control multiple aspects of the production line from a single access point.

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