Board Converting News, June 20, 2022

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are approaching, and that includes ordering parts with captured data sent directly to the OEM. It’s very predictive and proactive.” In addition to video cues as to potential problems with a machine, the WPR system offers audio evidence, as well. The recorded sounds on the machine can be sent to OEMs who can discern if there is a problem with the bearings or hydraulic pump, for example. “Essentially, what we are offering is a command center for everything in the factory,” said Harris. “What’s my ma- chine speed? What’s the status of an order? How many units has the load former pushed out? How many have been strapped? What’s been loaded onto the truck? And this data is captured for every single machine and tied into the entire plant as a whole.” WPR also offers safety glasses for a plant’s employees that feature built-in cameras for recording data. Audits can be done on the machines with the cameras, includ-


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ing zoom calls with a team of managers or maintenance crews. It also allows the wearer of the glasses to perform complete walk-throughs of the plant and share it with ev- eryone on their team. A camera attached to a magnet can be placed inside the machine and be joined into a zoom meeting, as well. “It’s also important to remember that many companies have multiple plants,” Harris said, “And our systems allow those plants to be tied together irregardless of their geo- graphic location. Someone doing a software update at one location could potentially have ramifications for all the plants, so it must be monitored.” WPR’s analytics do more than cover the machinery within any given facility, they can also offer information on individual personnel for safety, performance and health reasons. “We offer a device that fits into a special shirt worn by employees to measure ergometrics,” said Harris. “Employ- ees can wear it all the time, or an audit can be done. It WPR Services offers a command center for virtually everything in a customer’s plant.


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