With Grafit 4.0, a complete software solution for central production monitoring and digital process optimization by the producer of machinery and complete lines for woven plastic bag production Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H., Vienna/Austria, it is possible to detect machine downtimes before they happen. The software is used on Starlinger machinery and allows the operator to centrally monitor the complete machine park in real time – be it on a computer, via the smartView app, or on a monitor in the production hall.
Software solutions such as Grafit 4.0 present the data of all connected machines in a clear, accessible form, and thereby make it available to the operator for use and analysis. The data is displayed in real time – for example via the smartView app – which allows for early detection, analysis and correction of errors. The system is available for the complete Starlinger product range and has been designed with this portfolio in mind, but machines of other manufacturers can be integrated as well by means of standardized interfaces. Worldwide, around 2,000 lines are currently connected to Grafit 4.0.
Grafit 4.0 possesses a clear data structure; in the future, this structure will be geared towards machine learning, which means that the system can be trained to detect errors at an early stage.