By implementing SeQent Software, Valley Queen transformed their plant floor communication and improved overall efficiency. Our strategic partnership with Rockwell Automation and Motorola Solutions has provided Valley Queen with a reliable manufacturing software solution that will support future growth.
Without having to process data manually, alarms are sent automatically to a variety of communication devices, allowing operators to resolve issues in real-time without compromising production or product quality.
“With SeQent, we are able to have alarms sent to Motorola MOTOTRBO™ radios, email inboxes and as text messages. We are fortunate to have such a reliable resource to help keep our plant running smoothly day in and day out. For instance: we have an alarm that notifies us if a cheese vat has a failed agitator. This alarm shows on our HMI system, but thanks to SeQent, we can also send the alarm to our Motorola MOTOTRBO™ radios and email inboxes, so we know instantly if an issue arises. We had this happen recently. The alarm went to our radios, and within one minute, we had technicians in the room resetting the drive to save our product, and we did not compromise the quality of the cheese” – Mark Lee, Automation Lead Technician.
With real-time notifications and insight into their operations, Valley Queen can prevent costly incidents such as plant shutdowns and product waste. They have been able to improve alarm response time, increase employee safety and productivity by ensuring notifications get sent to the right people at the right time with their fully redundant environment.
“Another example of the value of SeQent software is when our main boiler tripped out when none of our technicians were near the boiler room. They received the SeQent alarm on their radio and were able to be in the boiler room within minutes of getting the alarm. This allowed them to maintain steam pressure in the plant to avoid a costly shutdown and waste of product. Utilizing SeQent with our Rockwell Automation HMI alarm tags is a great tool that we use 24/7 to keep things running smoothly” – Mark Lee, Automation Lead Technician.
SeQent provided Valley Queen with an innovative and cost-effective solution that offered fast installation and implementation and produced immediate improvements through a user-friendly platform. This has allowed Valley Queen to maximize the return on their investment and experience the value of our software with improved decision making and increased productivity, profitability, and quality.
Aside from the successes and results mentioned, this project is a testimonial for the power and value of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ program that included an Authorized Distributor, two (2) Encompass Product Partners and a System Integrator Partner.
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