Reading Bakery Systems announced it expanded the features and services of its proprietary Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform, RBSConnect, to include the latest in custom-designed control systems. RBSConnect facilitates better communication, coordination of the operations and the ability to collect and analyze data, according to the company’s announcement. These systems enable real-time information monitorization and provide preventative maintenance information, key performance indicators, alarm history and trending. This information will help replace parts efficiently and identify potential machine problems.
“RBSConnect offers a full suite of innovative solutions to empower customers to maximize their system controls, optimization and management. It’s an exciting blend of manufacturing automation, intelligence and analytics, resulting in customers achieving tomorrow’s baking systems performance goals, today,” said Shawn Moye Vice President of Sales, RBS, in a statement.
The RBSConnect platform offers two service levels, designed for varying sizes and automation levels: a full suite of IIoT capabilities for traditional baking requirements as well as RBSConnect 2.0 for companies with more advanced operational needs.
All control systems are built in-house and RBS handles every phase of the project from architecture through installation and commissioning, the company detailed.