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Tork Vision Cleaning helps industrial facilities keep pace with Industry 4.0


Digital solutions are transforming the way manufacturers operate, as data-driven insights help them to be more productive and use resources more efficiently. Also known as Industry 4.0, the realization of the digitalization of manufacturing allows manufacturers to use this data to improve workflows and performance, as well as make factories less wasteful.

The acceleration of digital transformation means that manufacturers will need to embrace new technologies to ensure that their operations remain competitive. Tork, an Essity brand, has introduced an enhanced data-driven cleaning solution called Tork Vision Cleaning to help industrial facilities keep pace with Industry 4.0 by boosting hygiene, improving cleaning efficiency and quality.

Boost hygiene

The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the need for improved cleaning and hygiene protocols in industrial facilities, and these heightened expectations are likely here to stay. By improving hygiene, Tork Vision Cleaning supports a healthier work environment overall, which can help reduce employee absences due to illness. In a survey of Tork Vision Cleaning customers, 100 per cent said data-driven cleaning helps them improve hygiene within their site, and 80 per cent said they reduced complaints as a result of using the Tork Vision Cleaning system.

Tork Vision Cleaning uses real-time data collected by people counters and connected dispensers to give cleaners and managers access to information regarding immediate cleaning needs. The system is designed to help make sure that there are no production holdups due to lack of hygiene products in restrooms, locker rooms and break rooms during shifts and shift changes.

By integrating innovative products and services into customers’ processes and procedures, Tork empowers organizations to stay on top of the latest industry trends, achieving sustainable hygiene standards that improves their overall business performance.

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Improve cleaning efficiency

Facility managers regularly deal with challenges like securing a reliable supply of hygiene products across large and complex manufacturing sites. Many of these locations operate 24/7 and have fluctuating production schedules that require different cleaning patterns. Because of this complexity, facility managers may not know if cleaning resources are being optimized to deliver on the adequate level of cleaning rounds.

According to data collected from existing Tork customers, switching to data-driven cleaning has helped them reduce refill waste and improve cleaning efficiency by ensuring dispensers are stocked 99 per cent of the time and reducing dispenser checks by 91 per cent. , Facility managers can save up to 20 per cent of cleaning hours, freeing up valuable time to focus on more critical issues.

By adopting digital solutions, those in charge of cleaning can use real-time data to understand when and where there are cleaning needs in their facility, which allows facility managers to improve and optimize cleaning resources by spending time on what is most important and avoiding unnecessary tasks.

Improve cleaning quality

Tork Vision Cleaning transforms the way cleaning staff operates. By switching from analog or manual reporting tools to digital cleaning plans powered by real-time data, cleaners have up-to-date information allowing them to quickly identify tasks and act before complaints happen.

The system includes everything managers need to make data-driven cleaning an integrated part of their operations, spanning hardware to software and support:

• Hardware in the form of people counters, gateways and the market’s largest selection of Internet of Things (IoT) connected dispensers.
• Facility management software that displays the collected real-time data on desktops, tablets or smart phones and facilitates easy reporting and other administrative tasks.
• Onboarding and Success Program which includes installation, training, support and evaluation of the business value.

Additionally, Tork Vision Cleaning provides three data-driven offers in a tiered approach so that facility managers can customize the service based on the cleaning needs of their facility.

To learn which Tork Vision Cleaning offer is best for your facility visit tork.ca/en/vision-cleaning.

Endnotes

[1] Measured across nearly 13,000 connected dispensers between June-December 2019, based on time per month that a dispenser is in an empty status against total time per month.

[1] Based on customer feedback for dispenser checks over 6 months before vs after installing Tork EasyCube® (between June-December 2019). Measured across 16 sites connected to Tork EasyCube, with each dispenser check taking approx. 20 seconds.

[1] Based on the documented results achieved by three Tork EasyCube customers, measured before and after the implementation of Tork EasyCube.