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For production managers this wealth of
information cuts time and increases
accuracy eliminating the need to
manually log information or rely on
machine operators to pass information.
Operational issues can be more easily
interpreted for example by viewing how
many hours a machine is actively being
fed material versus the number of hours
switched on but not in production.
Commenting on the system, Craig
Curtis, Director of CS Recycling and
Board Director of the Recycling
Association says: “In the first month of
testing the baler we had access to
Lyndex’s own cloud diagnostic system.
Two weeks after buying the new
Meggabite baler, we wanted to change
the settings to improve throughput. I
spoke Lyndex on the phone and in front
of my eyes, I could see their technicians
go deep into the software, make
adjustments and just 5 minutes later the
changes were made and the baler was
ready to use.”
Curtis continued: “It was absolutely
amazing. I was so impressed I straight
away asked Lyndex to supply one to CS
Recycling and we now use it for
accurate productivity data. We’d heard
of remote diagnostic systems, but this
Lyndex system takes the technology to
a whole other level.”
It means customers can analyse
equipment performance, spot deviations
from expected activity, calculate stock
and production cost down to a single
bale, measure performance by waste
consumption. Weekly reports can be
automatically generated and emailed to
colleagues and higher management
while data can be exported for further
Production data records running hours
for each machine and total volume of
bales produced, together with individual
material breakdowns for different waste
streams for example PAMS, mixed
paper or coloured card. These are
picked up automatically each time an
operator selects a different material
grade on the baler, using pre-set Lyndex
‘recipes’ to optimise performance. The
system is completely flexible allowing
any number of waste grades to be
Support and downtime issues are also
significantly improved with the Lyndex
Remote Assistance module a part of the
engineering staff to connect directly to a
customer’s machine to diagnose faults,
with the ability to fix 95% of issues either
by remotely changing settings on the
machine, or by alerting the local
operator to the issue.
Text or email alerts ensure alarms
aren’t missed, cutting downtime that
would otherwise be required waiting for
an engineer to visit. In the event of
breakdown the system can be used to
diagnose problems more accurately so
that service managers are accurately
briefed and prepared with the right
parts, rather than relying on ‘word of
With more accurate servicing based on
logged hours and fewer maintenance
visits, the system also provides a long
term diagnostic tool to monitor
equipment health and machine
upgrades and settings can also be
simply changed remotely to improve
Fully configurable and already in use
at 10 customer sites across Europe,
the Lyndex Cloud Data Logging
Solution is available as an option
across the latest generation of mid to
Meggabite baler range and in some
cases can be retrofitted as an upgrade
to earlier models.
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