To ensure that each production facility can play its part in the digital plant, it has to fulfill certain preconditions, meaning that it must have the highest possible degree of automation combined with high availability. Smart sensors, monitoring tools, and robotic applications make a significant contribution here by leading to greater transparency of all production steps and enabling the systems to operate automatically.
They directly measure physical values or use preexisting data to calculate additional information. Measuring tools for plant conditions enable predictive maintenance, and sensors for processes and products provide detailed information on various parameters during production.
The information from smart sensors is the enabler for the implementation of process models and advanced automatic functions. It makes it easier to improve those processes that could yield higher performance.
For process optimization and quality purposes, current material and process parameters must be available without interruption during the entire production process. Monitoring solutions permanently collect information from integrated sensor systems or measuring devices, e.g., cameras or microphones, and calculate relevant parameters in real time. With continuous visualization and evaluation of the results, our monitoring tools provide comprehensive support for the operator. The results can easily verify and detect production, product quality, or equipment deviations. Overall, the application of monitoring systems leads to better transparency about the processes and thus ensures stable production and high product quality.
These technologies allow your staff to focus on those tasks where human interaction is indispensable.
Robotic systems were developed primarily to improve job safety and quality of measurements under harsh conditions in the iron and steel industry. Our robots are excellently suited to the variety of work activities necessary in production.
Automatic procedures increase process reliability, job safety, flexibility, productivity, and product quality. Each aspect of the production chain can be monitored in the control room, where operating personnel are safe from hazards.