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    Krones Connected Line

      Your line as part of a digitalised value chain

      Connected Line represents a groundbreaking step in the direction of digitalisation in the beverage industry and makes your line fit for the future.Regardless of whether you wish to handle production or line data, or information from employees or other stakeholders: Connected Line provides the necessary connectivity, groups together the information you really need and makes it available on a central, standardised platform.

      At a glance

      • Free integration of the ReadyKit edge devices into all new Krones lines
      • IIoT platform as a central connection point for all services
        • Already during commissioning: used by the Krones team
        • During operation: subscription for the services required for daily work
      • Secure data storage in the cloud: access possible at all times –regardless of the location and end device used
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      Brochure Connected Line
      1.41 MB, .pdf

      Scope of Connected Line

      Data acquisition
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      Data acquisition

      ReadyKit

      Eedge device (industrial PC) installed in the network cabinet of the Krones machine

      • Collects raw data of the machines
      • Calculates data with added value
      • Sends data to the IIoT platform
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      Technical details

      • Secure, certified IT system with Linux operating system
      • Connected to
        • the internet: updates via the cloud for the most current software versions
        • the line management switch via a separate network (VLAN): provides the routing between the machines and ReadyKit
      Saving of data in the cloud
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      Saving of data in the cloud

      IIoT-Plattform

      Industrial Internet of Things platform

      • “Control centre” in the cloud for services in the production environment
      • Contains a digital twin of all connected lines and machines
      • Access possible from everywhere with various end devices

      Your access

       

      Technical basics

      • In new lines: hardware and network basics already included via the “Connectivity” position
      • Secure AWS cloud, hosted in Germany
      Use as part of commissioning
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      Use as part of commissioning

      Cloud services in the IIoT platform

      Performance Connect
      • Live data of all connected machines
      • Smart reports and KPIs
      • Automated downtime management
      • Dashboard, trends and analyses

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      • Machine-related communication
      • Personalised message timeline
      • SOPs, documents, images and videos
      • Promotes user-generated content

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      • Improvement of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness
      • Less management work
      • Provides accountability
      • Benchmarking and transparency
      • User-friendly collaboration
      • Time savings
      • Setting up of a knowledge database

       

      Smart commissioning

      The Krones team can utilise the following:

       

      Benefits to you:

      • Machine data analysis from the first bottle
      • Improved transparency of the line progress
      • Faster troubleshooting
      • Efficient production start-up
      While production is in progress
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      While production is in progress

      Put together your individual digitilisationpackage from various services and solutions:

       


      Benefits

      • Modular subscription to services to put together the necessary functions both individually and with flexibility
      • Access to services via the central IIoT platform
      • Continuous function expansions for existing services (multiple releases per year)

      Connected line – today and in the future

       

      Benefits

      Cost-efficiency
      “Software as a service” is an inexpensive model for using, maintaining and upgrading IT solutions. Thanks to the modular selection of the services, you only pay for what you actually need.

      Easy scalability
      Practically unlimited storage capacity is available in the cloud. The computing power is variably scaleable. 

      Easy access
      Whether on a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone –the IIoT platform is available on all end devices. All you need is internet access.

      Security
      The use of the cloud is governed by the highest (and continually tested) security standards. The ReadyKit edge device is also certified and its use thus secure.

      Automatic updates
      Thanks to cloud updates (for no extra charge) you always have the latest software version –and are thus always receive continuous improvements as regards stability and for existing functions. New features are thus also automatically imported.

      Remote support
      The Krones support specialists can also gain access to your line data –thus allowing the identification and elimination of problems from remote locations.

      Connected Line: future road map
      New services
      New services
      • New applications developed together with customers and Krones experts
      • New modular services on the Krones IIoT platform
      • Use of new technologies
      • Continuous function expansions for existing services (multiple releases per year)
      Krones LCS Digital Service Center
      Krones LCS Digital Service Center
      • Use of the Krones IIoT platform to allow the Krones Service team to be as effective and efficient as possible
      • Full integration in the remote support environment
      • Quick identification, analysis and elimination of problems
      • Proactive support based on performance and status monitoring

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