RAPID Line Integration uses the Packaging Machine Language (PackML) to enable easier linkage between machinery across an entire packaging operation. This allows plant managers to monitor machines in a connected and standardized format, giving them visibility into the troughput of each machine and a centralized view of overall line performance. The system provides a flexible approach to integrating packaging machines and lines by allowing a single location to set up, control and analyze the performance of an entire line. Users benefit from a configurable line-control solution that provides instantaneous overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) reports on a packaging line and actionable error reporting, while saving time during installation and startup.
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