Tetra Pak has launched a new Condition Monitoring service to help food and beverage manufacturers predict machine failures before they occur. This cuts machine downtime and costs related to maintenance or unexpected failures.

A true game changer based on Microsoft Azure Cloud, Tetra Pak’s Condition Monitoring service provides real-time analysis of operational performance data from more than 5000 connected filling machine lines around the world. This is then used to advise customers on their maintenance needs in a more timely and effective way than was previously possible, allowing them to order parts in advance, schedule manpower, and plan other repairs during the scheduled downtime.

Trial programmes of the new service are already demonstrating strong results. Tetra Pak started a six-month pilot in January 2016, supporting 17 lines across 10 customers in Europe and the Americas with the new service. During this period, downtime was eliminated by up to 48 hours for each line, saving up to 30,000 Euros for the customer.

Johan Nilsson, Vice President Tetra Pak Services said: “We are constantly innovating with our customers and partners to enhance our services. With the new Condition Monitoring Maintenance service, we will support customers to predict failures before they happen and optimise maintenance to reduce downtime. We are pleased that the new service will help customers significantly increase productivity, reduce failures and ultimately, raise business profitability”.

Tetra Pak is showcasing this new service at 2017 Hannover Messe, 24-28 April, in collaboration with Microsoft.