In 2017 they started up a new logistic platform using sophisticated and low environmental impact automation systems in San Pietro in Casale, in the Province of Bologna, Italy. Fruit of cutting-edge engineering technology, the logistic platform is their first step in establishing a new production hub which is now the most important in southern Europe.
The architecture comprises a virtual Movicon server to which a local client and five Web Clients are connected. The production manager has exclusive use of the local client, otherwise known as thin client, while Web Clients can use any browser to access the server from various types of devices, such as smartphone, tablet or PC, with personalized password protection.
The application connects the company’s various plant automation systems and stand-alone PLC systems of different brand names to one unique control platform.
Throughout the years since then, systems of various makes that connect using different communication drivers, such as PLC Siemens, Allen Bradley, Modbus equipment, both RTU and Ethernet have been integrated. The factory’s process data has also been integrated and stored on a relational database with the use of historical trends to view the most important process variables.
The ability to collect energy values has helped develop strategies to improve productivity. This has resulted indispensable especially when, for example, changing production. The upstream machines can be held on hold for new instructions while other sections of the production line can be switched off entirely or put on standby.
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