SMC will demonstrate its newest IoT solutions for the food and packaging industries at the FoodTech PackTech (FTPT) show in New Zealand this week.

The company's focus is more and more on faster and more flexible processes and plants to ensure sustainable, increased production, and reduced costs. 

SMC has also developed a training system to enhance the skills of maintenance teams for optimised productivity and maintenance scheduling.

The SIF-400 is SMC’s latest training system, which looks to simulate a production line using IoT technologies.

Training can be conducted at SMC's training facilities or on-site, and allows the maintenance team to get hands-on with the latest technologies in a safe and controlled environment.

SMC digital transformation leader and electronic platforms manager Jozef Ceh will be a guest speaker at FTPT, and will be talking to the topic of ‘Industry 4.0 – Let’s get practical’. 

The feedback from customers in the past when attending Industry 4.0 talks is that they still aren’t sure how to approach Industry 4.0 practically and how to incorporate it into their environment.

The team at SMC looks forward to meeting visitors and customers at FTPT to discuss possibilities and to walk the journey with them.

The Foodtech Packtech show runs from 18-20 September at ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.

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