Previously, offerings from Llumin like its Llumin CMMS Suite were aimed more at Consumer Packaged Goods companies and other manufacturers. Such cloud-based software, interfaced with a machine’s control system through OPC, MQTT, or Modbus, captures machine usage data, for example, to create periodic Preventive Maintenance schedules, which then automatically generate work orders in a streamlined process.
“Llumin for OEMs is built on the same core architecture,” said Llumin CEO Ed Garibian. “But we’ve taken our years of experience in maintenance and predictive remediation and have built a product for the machine builder so they can monitor in a super effective way the machinery operating in their customers’ plants. They can also set rules for automatic spare parts replenishment or automatic service calls, and they can do a better job of analyzing how their machine is performing throughout their customer ecosystem.”
Garibian adds that this new platform is a good fit for any packaging machinery OEMs who want to add a Machine as a Service (MaaS) option to their offerings. This use-based finance model, similar to SaaS (Software as a Service), is a flexible way to install automation on the factory floor without having to invest capital upfront. Instead, the machine user pays for a successful outcome based on a predetermined agreement around productivity.
For more on MaaS, go here https://www.automationworld.com/analytics/article/21173803/paying-for-performance)
Among the early adopters of Llumin for OEMs is Sleeve Seal, a maker of equipment that applies shrink sleeve labels. At PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Sleeve Seal is demonstrating Llumin for OEMs at its Booth C-5242.