The whitepaper outlines the current state of marshalling and goes on to describe pitfalls with existing practices, particularly around system complexity. It explains how customers are demanding greater standardisation and simplification from their automation systems to optimise uptime and drive down cost.
The document reviews the drivers for change in the industry such as cost, automation and agility, as well as the potential for improvement during specification, operation and maintenance. The latest technologies that are enabling and supporting increased production flexibility are also explored. The whitepaper then focuses on how Eaton, as a leader in reliability, efficiency and safety, has developed a pioneering new modular smart universal marshalling system which is set to transform processing applications – MTL SUM5.