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Sealed Air: Smart analysis of packaging equipment

Sealed Air’s SEE Smart Service digital portfolio relies on the Device Control Link cloud-enabled technology that monitors, manages, reports, and analyzes data from interconnected sources on packaging equipment.

Current digital portfolio offerings built from the Device Control Link backbone include:

Preventive Maintenance Plans – routine maintenance and service needs identified through metrics captured by Device Control Link, then executed by Sealed Air technical service representatives as a way to optimize package quality and machine uptime

Remote Visual Support (concept) - additive to Preventive Maintenance Plans, remote equipment service capabilities through voice, live image and document sharing, and telestration (on-screen drawing)

Foreign Object Detection – automated, digital, multi-camera smart system that can distinguish lower density objects such as foam, plastics, rubber glove, or wood and as small as 1 mm, from animal proteins

Deboning Yield Management – automated, digital, camera-based smart system that can identify and report in real-time, yield percentage by analyzing poultry carcasses after trimming by hand

Liquid Package Weight Control – automated, digital weight control system for liquid packaging that can reduce product giveaway and limit re-work related to underweight packaging

Unique Package Identification (concept) - a unique code printed directly onto packaging that allows data mining and analysis regarding a variety of issues related to processing, packaging, and distribution of a food product

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