HIFLOW 4.0 Levels Up its Industry 4.0 Features for Packaging & Label Converters
HiFlow Solutions has unveiled enhancements to its MIS/MES system. The latest version of its comprehensive management system, HiFlow 4.0 introduces features that enhance workflow efficiencies.
“We are excited to announce the results of the last three years of development – more and stronger tools that make our software even easier to use, and it’s now even easier to achieve ROI. We believe that by leveraging these features across a packaging company’s business & production ecosystem, our users can achieve greatly improved outcomes,” states Jack J Lafler, VP of sales and technical services.
“Industry 4.0 - the automation of manufacturing and industrial processes with smart technology – has long been a development goal for us at HiFlow Solutions. Our software has featured machine-to-software communication, smart algorithms, and smart automation. Now we’ve added layers of user interface that make the software more intuitive and easier to use. Those features are a web browser interface, a packaging design and imposition module, and visual dashboards. We deepened data collection in our MES and upgraded our barcoding solution. And, HiFlow is now available on the Cloud.”
HiFlow 4.0’s new features include the following:
Built-in Packaging design & Imposition Engine. What was a labor-intensive, hours-long process becomes automated. Bringing the speed and power of imposition, HiFlow’s design & imposition module makes turnaround by prepress and estimating faster and more cost-effective. Incorporates ECMA and FEFCO libraries.
New Unified Multipanel Dashboard System. Stay on top of changes with HiFlow 4.0’s Dashboard system. With at-a-glance visibility, our dashboards let you see metrics, reports, and job workflows. Review significant amounts of valuable information at a glance. Customizable to a user’s needs.
New web-browser Interface. Access HiFlow software on any device, anywhere, and still be secure. Ideal for remote workstations.
Cloud Based. HiFlow 4.0 now offers service through the Cloud with Microsoft Azure's cloud-based platform. Clients can now choose between our on-premises server-based platform and the Cloud.
Machine Data Collection. Using IoT and sensors, get real-time visibility into machine and equipment processes. Data is then collected, reported, and displayed directly in HiFlow’s reporting system. Also, get real time deep data on each individual job.
New Robust Barcoding Solution. Automate inventory systems with HiFlow 4.0 Barcode Module integrated into your barcode terminals (Windows, Android). Get data on real-time material consumption and current stock availability. Contains the who, when, for which job, and on what machine data.
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