PLUS by AST4 is an innovative software platform that integrates the concept of Industry 4.0 for machines and production plants. The software PLUS collects, analyses and processes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, sensitive machine and system data, which makes it possible to previously report shutdowns or significant reductions in productivity, and furthermore, to guarantee thanks to direct access to qualified AST4 personnel for consultancy, checks, support and maintenance in agreement with the customer care office.
This new software platform, for which Tecnargilla 2016 was the world premiere, consists of a control cockpit that collects and optimizes sensitive information from all “satellite” software installed in machines and plants, which report them in real time to the user.
This architecture allows the clients to control and to keep the plants fully efficient, thus avoiding any intervention by the client and giving immediate remote support.
The management of the maintenance activities by LB is now performed thanks to a new tool, the “service packs”; these are complete intervention packs with scheduled activities to keep machines and plants in full efficiency, granting availability of spare parts in stock and restoration of machines and plants as new.