Industry 4.0: Practical Examples

23.03.2017

BST eltromat International, manufacturer of quality assurance systems for the web-processing industries, presents practical examples for the successful implementation of Industry 4.0 at ICE Europe. In hall A6, booth 386, the company will demonstrate how different products from the BST eltromat portfolio work together and deliver data for a single protocol, thus providing the machine operator with more relevant information regarding the production process. iPQ-Workflow uses signals from 100% inspection (iPQ-Check) and inline spectral color measurement (iPQ-Spectral) and data from layer thickness measurement from subsidiary BST ProControl, enabling information about already identified defects to be used for subsequent processes. If the system issues a notification about a layer thickness defect, the machine operator can ignore the subsequent opacity defect from iPQ-Spectral and also the possible defect indication from iPQ-Check. If these three defects appear at the same time, the machine operator can evaluate and interpret the defects together, thus finding the original defect faster. This makes it possible to save time and prevent unnecessary machine adjustments that would not improve the situation and perhaps even make it even worse. A holistic view often achieves the objective faster and more efficiently than an isolated defect analysis.

BST eltromat shows how its systems can be linked with external systems, through its work with one of its partner companies KAMPF Schneid- und Wickeltechnik. KAMPF has developed the software KAMPF Production Cockpit (KPC), which will be presented at ICE Europe under the new name “the@vanced.” With this software, machine operators can conveniently be informed about the production status at any time. KAMPF will be demonstrating the implementation of this platform in hall A6, booth 514. A demo rewinder is equipped with a BST eltromat web guiding line and contrast sensor CLS Pro 600 and with a BST eltromat iPQ-Check. In real time, the@vanced receives the sensor signal from the web guiding system and displays it in all conventional user interfaces. The machine operators can control how the web position is changed beyond the roll and can also evaluate the winding quality. In addition, iPQ-Check controls the production process with its high-performance line scan cameras and its reliable print defect detection feature and sends defect signals to KPC. Information about the defect, the position, and the time stamp will be recorded in KPC and will be completed with information about such factors as ambient temperature and humidity.

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