CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Videojet Technologies, a global leader in coding, marking and variable data printing solutions, proudly introduces the VideojetConnect™ Packaging Line Visibility and Productivity Suite, a new SaaS (Software as a Service) production efficiency tool for use with its coders at the factory level.
With minimized investment and simple set-up, the innovative VideojetConnect™ suite allows manufacturers to leverage equipment they already have to gain visibility into their packaging line operations to maximize productivity and pinpoint opportunities for reducing operating costs.
A new approach to productivity management, the VideojetConnect™ suite provides value-added functionality to connected Videojet coders. For ease of integration and use, this robust tool doesn’t require additional equipment, complicated installation, set-up procedures or ongoing maintenance.
Designed to harness the data inherent in production, the VideojetConnect™ suite tracks finished goods, packaging line production rates and line stops and other valuable operations data. Enabled Videojet coders can collect this day-to-day data from across multiple packaging lines, providing an easier way to gather actionable data from the larger packaging operation, far beyond just the printer.
Gathered packaging line production data is sent to the cloud and is turned into robust real-time reporting that helps users to see if immediate adjustments in production are required to meet targets, and also identify underperforming areas and opportunities for improvement. Other data is captured such as OEE and efficiency numbers (by line, production run and shift) as well as downtime Paretos. Reporting is based on user needs and preferences, allowing users to prioritize and analyze data as they see fit. Intuitive and user-friendly VideojetConnect™ suite dashboards and reports are easily accessible on most mobile and stationary Internet-enabled electronic devices. Remote service functionality also comes standard with the VideojetConnect™ suite and provides remote alerts with real-time notification of printer needs, printer-specific performance reporting and related remote recovery assistance.
Startup for the VideojetConnect™ suite is quick and self-configurable with intuitive visual prompts. With the help of onscreen check lists, in-application support and VideojetConnect™ phone support when needed, users simply add their baseline data including designating coders on their packaging lines, production targets and schedules, and downtime codes.
Offered as a yearly subscription, VideojetConnect™ is a more economical and practical solution compared to error-prone manual data collection or full-blown SCADA systems where such complexity isn’t warranted or is cost prohibitive.
This Videojet innovation helps improve manufacturers’ productivity today while helping to drive profitability tomorrow. “With actionable data,” says Bob Neagle, Videojet Business Unit Manager, Productivity Solutions, “users can stop guessing about performance at any point in a shift, and get the real-time feedback needed to make mid-shift adjustments to hit production targets. The VideojetConnect™ Packaging Line Visibility and Productivity Suite also delivers specific, measurable and actionable insight for helping to drive continuous improvement utilizing existing equipment, in a way that hasn’t been available before.”
The new VideojetConnect™ suite is currently only available in North America. For more information, call 1-800-843-3610 or visit http://www.videojet.com.
About Videojet Technologies:
Videojet Technologies is a world-leader in the product identification market, providing in-line printing, coding, and marking products, application specific fluids, and product life cycle services. Our goal is to partner with our customers in the consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and industrial goods industries to improve their productivity, to help protect and grow their brands, and to stay ahead of industry trends and regulations. With our customer application experts and technology leadership in continuous inkjet (CIJ), thermal inkjet (TIJ), laser marking, thermal transfer overprinting (TTO), case coding and labeling, and wide array printing, Videojet has more than 345,000 printers installed worldwide. Our customers rely on Videojet products to print on over ten billion products daily. Customer sales, application, service, and training support is provided by direct operations with over 4,000 team members in 26 countries worldwide. In addition, the Videojet distribution network includes more than 400 distributors and OEMs, serving 135 countries.
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