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Concentrating on the essentials

 Concentrating on the essentials - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Automation & Control - Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Applicable Industries
  • Equipment & Machinery
Applicable Functions
  • Discrete Manufacturing
Use Cases
  • Process Control & Optimization
The Customer
Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich Group
About The Customer
The companies in the Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich Group offer machinery, plants and services in the field of processing free-flowing materials, slurries and sludges. The core areas of expertise are continuous and discontinuous processes for mixing, granu
The Challenge

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich offers a comprehensive range of services in industrial material processing. The focus is on machines, equipment and services for mixing, granulating /pelleting, drying and fine grinding. The main areas of application are concrete, dry mortar, plasters, building materials, sandlime brick, ceramics, glass, carbon items, friction linings, battery compounds, metallurgy, foundry molding sand and environmental protection. The company wanted to a pioneer in ensuring a consistent, smooth and efficient production process throughout the entire mixing procedure. The aim was also to promote pleasure in working with the new user interface.

The Solution

The company is now using a Multi-Touch application that is characterized by modern design elements and an ergonomic operating concept. For the modern Multi-Touch solution, Eirich uses Zenon, the HMI/ SCADA software from COPA-DATA, and Microsoft Windows 7 as the operating system. Thanks to the Multi-Touch technology and the large-scale screen elements, the application can be operated very well with fingers. Data can be entered either by means of virtual keyboards or with the help of context menus in modal dialogs. Software Components - Zenon: the HMI/SCADA software from COPA-DATA - Multi-Touch Application

Data Collected
Machine Documentation, Machine Utilization Rate
Operational Impact
  • [Product Improvement - User Acceptance]
    Better user acceptance with less operative training is required.
  • [Data Management - Data Collection]
    Automated documentation is enabled through COPA-DATA HMI report technology.
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Labor]
    Employees' efficiency is improved and personell resources are saved due to solution's wide range capacity.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Up to 30 steps can be defined in the process during developing new products, which are then processed in the corresponding sequence.

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