Bobst has launched the first subscription plan of Bobst Connect, the user-centric platform that connects converters and brand owners to a digitalized and automated workflow, giving them clear visibility and control of the production process.
The new package – Bobst Connect Essential – is now available and reportedly offers a host of features and functionalities to help customers optimize packaging production at every stage. By linking different steps of the process, Bobst Connect is said to improve efficiency, control, and data knowledge, driving quality and productivity across the value chain.
Bobst Connect Essential includes an end-to-end digital solution, a set of data and digital tools together in one fully connected platform. As a live platform, it will continually evolve to include new functionalities, new machines and more machine data.
Bobst Connect can link directly to customers’ existing systems and platforms and integrates with third party cloud-based applications across the value chain, making the experience seamless. In terms of security, Bobst Connect is hosted in a fully secure, ISO 27001-certified environment,providing complete reassurance of data security and privacy
Bobst Connect Essential offers a host of features and functionality, which include:
Accurate performance data: Through Bobst Connect, users can see a quick view of machine status and health, machine error alerts and current production performance. It can inform users how different aspects of OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) are impacting production and help to identify and eliminate losses.
Progress indicators: Bobst Connect highlights the difference between estimated and actual finishing times for each job.
Reporting: Bobst Connect delivers live and interactive reports, which can be used to identify, review and track trends. The reports show reasons for machine downtime.
High priority remote assistance: Bobst Connect enables remote connection to a customer’s machine. This service allows customers to have access to augmented reality video streaming with Bobst Technical Services Specialists. Through BOBST Connect, technical support can diagnose problems based on historical and real-time data.