Isa from Hosokawa Alpine increases production efficiency

Hosokawa Alpine, one of the leading suppliers in the field of blown film extrusion, is expanding its customer experience. To this end, the company is presenting a central digitisation platform in the form of Hosokawa Alpine Isa (Intelligent software assistant) to achieve smarter production. The application serves to combine, as well as view and analyse at a glance, the process data of all the system components involved in the manufacturing process. “As a digital addition to our system portfolio, Isa sustainably enhances manufacturing efficiency and process quality in production”, says Dr. Holger Niemeier, Managing Director and Head of Film Technology at Hosokawa Alpine.  

State-of-the-art machine learning

Each machine supplies a wealth of data and serves as a valuable information provider in the production department. The most essential items of data are compiled and saved within ISA. There is the option of analysing these data using intelligent, trainable algorithms. The combined, process-relevant data can be accessed from a freely configurable dashboard with a neatly organised user interface. This can be flexibly accessed by any terminal device integrated in the system, completely without software installation. Operators also have access to their system parameters outside the production hall via smartphone or tablet. Anytime, from anywhere in the world.

 

Intelligent monitoring

The dashboard also allows simple plotting of individual graphs for analysis and quality control based on historical process parameters. When analysing the data via the easily configurable and flexible dashboards, use cases can also be verified for subsequent implementation with machine learning algorithms. Another outstanding advantage of Hosokawa Alpine Isa is the intelligent alarm system, which is simple to configure and therefore capable of monitoring the most diverse process statuses in order to inform any desired user group by email.