Blasting machines run sm@rt 17 August 2016
Blasting machines run sm@rt
We live in a fast changing World full of digitisation and IT technology, which helps us to achieve results that weren´t possible to achieve over past decades. We take full advantage of IT technology and use it wisely in our products of blasting machines. With the information and communication technology used in our sm@rt wheels, we achieved a much higher level of automatization, self-configuration and more transparent control on the state of the wheel. Our company is with innovative IT solutions in the heart of industry 4.0. With the Internet of Thing and sensor systems which collect data, that can be used by manufacturers and producers, many experts say that the industry 4.0 means the fourth industrial revolution.
We know that one of the important tasks during blasting or peening process is to collect as many as possible data in the blasting machine. The collected data ensures us the optimal functioning as well as monitoring and predicting the live span of spare parts.
With the sensors and the data transfer system installation, we prove that our machines are really sm@rt machines.
Picture 1: modul function show of the sm@rt blades and sm@rt shields
Our new wheel with »sm@rt« sensors to control the wear was developed in order to control the state of the wheel, to plan when spare parts change is needed and to reduce the amount of spare parts for user. Sm@rt wheel has few important sensor parts: Sm@rt blades, Sm@rt shields, Wheel vibration control and Wheel amps control. With whole system, we have control over the wheel situation as well as control of the blasting process.
ir sm@rt blade sensor
HOW IT WORKS?
When the blades are worn to a certain point by abrasive, it give us an output signal (on PLC, SMS or send a message / notification). When the blades are worn out 80%, system gives you a signal so you have time to react and buy new blades. In case you do not react, when blades are worn out, wheel stops working. All the alarms are being collected in one place.
ir sm@rt shield sensor
HOW IT WORKS?
When the shield is worn to a certain point by abrasive, it gives us an output signal (on PLC, SMS or send a message / notification). When the shields are worn out, 80% to 85%, system gives you a signal so you have time to react and buy new shields. In case you do not react, when shields are worn out, wheel stops working. All the alarms are being collected in one place.
Wheel can run and you have enough time to order spare parts. The advantage of the system is to protect the machine and wheel housing. The most important thing is that the wheel gives us information in what condition is and information for order of spare parts. The advantage is that it is not necessary for you to have larger stock of shields.
Wheel vibration control
WHY WE NEED IT?
To control the wheel vibrations special sensors has been developed. Vibrations of the wheel/rotor are being measured. With this we guarantee that rotor works in correct limits. If vibrations exceed maximum limit, it gives us an output signal (on PLC, SMS or send a message / notification). With this we also reduce wear of the machine and its parts and we also reduce the noise.
Wheel amps control
WHY IS IT GOOD?
With this we measure amps on the wheels, which must always be set optimally. If wheels are not set in optimal way, the Buyer receives email or text message with warning. This enables to have optimal working of the process. This helps us to reduce the costs and to ensure optimal machine operation. It also helps to reduce wear of the machine and its parts.
ir sm@rt valve
WHY IS IT GOOD?
Ensures a high control of the abrasive flow in each wheel. It offers many control possibilities (automatic regulation of abrasive flow, no matter of the wheel speed (from 26 to 62 Hz). A precise flow regulation in very short time (to 3 seconds), the steady wheel engine load, ensures the same jet intensity day by day. There is no danger for the wheel casting to be backfilling because of the abrasive leakage. It works with all types of abrasive.
By launching our sm@rt blast machines and ir sm@rt wheels to the global market we already contribute to a higher level of the process control, better production quality and highest cost reduction. Our products added value to the manufacturing processes in different factory systems worldwide. The foundations of the Industrial internet of Things are already in place. We already use the potentials to improve operations and in the future our plan is to use it even more. Ever more intelligent machines call for their ever more intelligent integration and use.