A twenty-fold enhance in production was the goal of the Croatian automobile cosmetics firm Alfa Car. To obtain this, the complete manufacturing cycle, housed in a new production plant, was automated. Festo provided a complete answer for more than 200 process valves – including venture administration.
A number of totally different merchandise together with water, alcohol, glycerine, surfactants, oleic and acetic acids, sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide are stored, transported, blended and bottled for the manufacturing of automotive cosmetic products. This requires advanced process automation options. The Croatian automotive cosmetics company Alfa Car has taken an enormous step into the longer term: while constructing a brand new production plant, the whole manufacturing cycle was totally automated, from the uncooked supplies to the bottling line for the finished products. One point of focus was the seamless automation of the process valves.
A number of completely different substances are stored, transported, blended and bottled within the production plant.
Customised complete solution
To tackle the challenge, the corporate worked together with the system integrator Arp Lučko and Festo. It would be Festo’s role to venture handle the automation of the process valves. To ensure quick integration into the brand new system and most reliability sooner or later manufacturing process, customised full solutions had been supplied that cover the entire range, from the method valve items to the valve terminals. When choosing the necessary elements, explicit consideration had to be paid to the doubtless explosive surroundings.
Reliability counts
The communication between a large number of different automated ball valves and the new plant’s higher-level management system was also decisive for optimum course of automation. This requirement was met by a dependable solution with six valve terminals sort VTUG with PROFINET bus connection. More than 200 ball valves from totally different producers may be fully automated on this means. Using a single supply for the ball valve resolution took the stress off both Alfa Car and Arp Lučko when it got here to designing and putting in the new system. The intensive coordination of the varied process valve suppliers, which Festo dealt with as a part of its project management transient, additionally made the project simpler.
เกจวัดแรงอัดกระบอกสูบ of valves ensure reliable distribution of the substances within the numerous course of steps.