- September 28, 2021
- HMS Industrial Networks Inc
Power Central, a systems integrator specializing in optimizing food packaging processes, offers an Azure-based solution for food packaging.
Power Central, a systems integrator specializing in optimizing food packaging processes, offers an Azure-based solution for food packaging. What used to take manufacturers 20 hours of analysis can now be completed in less than 20 minutes. This enables faster and better business decisions. Power Central will demonstrate this technology at Pack Expo Stand 8422.
Power Central’s SaaS application monitors exactly how much material is used during each production run, in real time. This information is compared to the number of units produced and the amount of material put back into storage. In addition, it measures the operating time of a given line or machine. Information is collected automatically by reading machine data or semi-automatically with QR codes eliminating manual entry errors.
All the data collected is refined into easy-to-read dashboards allowing the manufacturer to better understand their use of ingredients and use of machines. The cost per product can thus be tracked from day to day. In an environment where ingredient costs fluctuate daily, this information is essential in determining accurate costs.
HMS Networks Ewon Flexy gateways allow Power Central to capture data directly from machines during the production cycle. âBy capturing information directly from machines, Power Central can eliminate human errors common in these production environments,â said Viswanath Puttagunta, CEO of Power Central. âIn addition, monitoring the production process itself leads to better performance of all manufacturing staff. “
âHMS is delighted to partner with Power Central and demonstrate this technology at Pack Expo. Power Central is an example of how data can drive optimized decision making. The food industry can greatly benefit from the Power Central system, âsays Tom McKinney, director of engineering services at HMS.
Visit the HMS Power Central Solution Page for more information on this solution or meet us at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, September 27-29, booth 8422.
Watch the Azure HMS Microservices Webinar highlighting Power Central.
About HMS Networks
HMS Networks is a leading company in the field of industrial ICT (information and communication technologies). HMS develops and manufactures products under the Anybus, Ixxat, Ewon and Intesis brands. The development takes place at the head office in Halmstad, and in Ravensburg, Nivelles, Igualada, Wetzlar, Buchen and Delft. Local sales and support are handled by branches in Germany, USA, Japan, China, Singapore, Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands, India, UK , in Sweden, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, as well as through a global network of distributors and partners. HMS employs more than 600 people and had a turnover of SEK 1,519 million in 2019. HMS is listed on the NASDAQ OMX in Stockholm, in the Mid Cap, Information Technology category.
About the power station
Experience in solving the most complex problems in the food industry has led the management team of Power Central to collaborate in the creation of a holistic and affordable solution for small and medium sized operations. The result is a superior holistic solution that can be implemented in a short period of time.
The intelligence-based Power Central ERP system addresses:
- End-to-end traceability for FDA, FSMA, SQF with easy-to-use mobile barcode applications
- Cost and profitability of the product
- Actionable insights into cash flow, demand, and resource planning.
The Power Central team offers the perfect blend of technology, process and domain expertise to stabilize, evolve and grow the food packaging business through consulting, implementation, training and assistance.
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