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 on booth 386, the company demonstrates 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. iPQ-Workflow uses signals e.g. from 100% inspection (iPQ-Check), from inline spectral color measurement (iPQ-SpectraI) and data from layer thickness measurement from subsidiary BST ProControl. So information about already identified defects can be used for subsequent processes. Imagine the system informing about a layer thickness defect: the machine operator can therefore ignore the following 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, he is able to find the original defect faster. Therefore, it is possible to save time and prevent unnecessary machine adjustments, which would not improve the situation, but maybe make it even worse. A holistic view often achieves the objective faster and more efficiently than an isolated defect analysis.

As one of several companies working together with Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik, BST eltromat shows the external link of their products. 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 are informed comfortably and at any time about the production status. KAMPF shows the implementation of this platform in hall A6, booth 514. A demo-machine is equipped with a BST eltromat 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 common 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 with its high-performance line scan cameras and its reliable print defect detection 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 e.g. ambient temperature and humidity.

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