Predictive monitoring

Confirm proper changeover and setup, and monitor trends.

In food and beverage production facilities, ensuring consistent product quality and operational efficiency is of utmost importance. The process of setting thresholds for machine centers and qualifying setup and adjustments before restarting the production line plays a crucial role in achieving these objectives.

Predictive Monitoring is an autonomous solution that provides ‘red light-green light responses’ to customer-set thresholds which can be a game-changer for food and beverage production facilities. Such a tool combines the power of real-time data analytics, and predictive modeling to enhance operational efficiency, product quality, and safety.

Damage happens

Streamlines and enhances the monitoring process.

Screenshot of Quantifeel Qualifier software with control charts and in control notifications

By implementing these practices, food and beverage production facilities can enhance product quality, reduce the risk of product defects or safety issues, and optimize operational efficiency by minimizing unplanned downtime. Compliance with set thresholds and proper setup and adjustments will lead to a more robust and reliable production process.

Overall, Predictive Monitoring is a valuable tool that streamlines and enhances the monitoring process in food and beverage production facilities. By providing real-time, user-friendly feedback, it empowers operators and management to maintain optimal production conditions, ensure product quality, and respond proactively to any deviations from set thresholds. This, in turn, leads to increased efficiency, reduced waste, and enhanced customer satisfaction.


Set. Monitor. Predict.

Tracking and visualizing production line trends, and pinpointing areas of improvement, can be a daunting challenge. Many software solutions are overly complex, generating reports that are difficult to compare. In many cases, analysis is outsourced to consultants, leading to a lack of knowledge transfer.

SmartSkin changes the game by providing your team with a reliable, accurate, and user-friendly tool. Our line mapping feature allows you to quickly identify hotspots on your production line and track changes over time. With SmartSkin, you can say goodbye to frustrating software and hello to streamlined operations.

Predictive Monitoring solution includes:

  • Quantifeel Qualifier Software
  • Configuration for 3 machine centers
  • Executive Monitor Dashboard

Plus everything included in the SmartSkin Diagnostic Solution

  • Quantifeel Analyzer Software
  • One Standard SmartSkin Drone
  • Remote Training
  • Remote Technical Support
  • Bi-Annual Calibration
  • Replacement Warranty
  • Quantifeel Cloud Data Repository
  • Remote Analytical Support (2 hrs)

Simply turn on your SmartSkin Drone, run it in-line without interrupting production, and use QuantifeelTM software to view and pinpoint areas that are experiencing adverse forces – no need for downtime or consultants.

It really is that easy.

Our patented SmartSkin Drones use 1000’s of surface sensors and internal sensors to precisely measure surface pressure, shock, tilt, spin, and scuffing that your container experiences on the production line. Certain thresholds are acceptable depending on what area of the line you’re monitoring. There are specialty SmartSkin Drone models to meet your specific needs. View the SmartSkin Drones here.

We keep an inventory of SmartSkin Drones in standard sizes that are ready to deployed.  Depending on your location, and your needs, you can have a SmartSkin system in hand and ready to start collecting data in as little as two weeks. If you have a unique container shape and size, we will work with you create a SmartSkin Drone that is an an exact replica and capable of traversing your line just as your existing containers do. Contact us for standard sizing and inventory.

SmartSkin Drones are built to go through every area of your production line, including: depalletizer, conveyor, filler, seamer, pasteurizer, packer and palletizer. These containers replicas are durable and built to withstand the demands of the factory floor.  In the unlikely scenario damage occurs to the sensors that impacts data reliability or functionality, you are covered by our warranty replacement guarantee.

Key Features

Real-time Monitoring and Analysis

Predictive Monitoring by SmartSkin collects and analyzes data across the full production line as your container would experience it. It tracks critical parameters set by the customer, such as pressure, shock, scuffing and other relevant factors.

Customizable Thresholds

Customers can define specific threshold limits based on their unique requirements. These thresholds are aligned with industry standards, regulatory guidelines, and best practices. SmartSkin then compares the real-time data against these thresholds.

Red Light-Green Light Responses

The tool generates clear and intuitive red light-green light responses for each machine center or specific parameter being monitored. A “green light” indicates that everything is operating within acceptable limits (i.e., within the customer-set thresholds). A “red light” suggests that the machine center or parameter is outside the predefined limits, signalling a potential issue.

Automated Alerts and Notifications

When the tool detects any parameter exceeding the set thresholds, it triggers alerts and notifications for the user. These warnings can be shared with relevant personnel, allowing them to respond quickly and address the situation before it escalates into a more significant problem.

Preventing Production Line Disruptions

By catching potential issues early on, Predictive Monitoring helps prevent unplanned downtime and production line disruptions. The ability to address problems proactively minimizes the risk of product defects and ensures a smooth production process.

Data-Driven Decision Making

Predictive Monitoring by SmartSkin accumulates historical data and employs predictive modeling to identify patterns and trends. This data-driven approach empowers the facility to make informed decisions, optimize processes, and improve overall production performance.

Streamlined Setup and Adjustments:

Since your SmartSkin Drones can be run as often as desired you can continuously monitor the machine centers and processes, it can assist operators during setup and adjustments. By providing real-time feedback on parameter values, it ensures that the adjustments made during the setup are within the desired range.

Compliance and Reporting

Predictive Monitoring generates comprehensive reports and data logs, providing valuable insights into the facility’s performance. This data can be crucial for regulatory compliance, quality audits, and process improvement initiatives.

Contact Us

Schedule a demo.

Schedule a virtual demo of SmartSkin’s patented technology. A SmartSkin expert will walk you through the technology, capabilities and implementation.

SmartSkin Drones

Purpose-built to your containers specifications.

SmartSkin Drones can run in line with your product without interrupting production or requiring downtime.

Depending on your area of concern or validation following a change over or machine overhaul, SmartSkin drones can provide actionable insights from every part of the production line.

SmartSkin Drones are available in multiple sizes and formats that meet the specifications of your product.

QuantifeelTM Analyzer

Bringing your data to life.

The QuantifeelTM Analyzer software is launched from a tablet and runs in conjunction with your SmartSkin Drone as it traverses the line.

QuantifeelTM uses a specialized algorithm to analyze 1000’s of data points and hone in on the exact moment that (within fractions of a second) that adverse forces occurred. The video capture element provides visual validation of the location giving your team a specific location to focus their efforts on. Once adjustments have been made, simply run you SmartSkin Drone again to validate that adverse forces have been eliminated.


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