PC-Control: Not just new, but better than ever
Customized plant retrofit with PC-based control technology
In order to ensure the reliability of their screen printing line, OCTANT Siebdruck GmbH decided to initiate a retrofit. This had three advantages over a new installation: securing long term production at the company’s Bielefeld, Germany site, protection of the company’s own know-how and protecting the investments already made. The short amount of time available for the retrofit was among the challenges faced: An engineering team from Beckhoff had only three weeks to help OCTANT convert the PLCcontrolled screen printing line, built in the age of parallel wiring, to modern, PC-based and EtherCAT-based control technology. Not just new, but better than ever Customized plant retrofit with PC-based control technology Flexible working time patterns enabled productionfree periods to be considered when planning the retrofit. To achieve optimum implementation at OCTANT, the obsolete plant components were dismantled over the weekend. This increased important time reserves for installation and commissioning.
|PC-Control: Not just new, but better than ever||EN||May 23, 2016||0,24 MB|