Vetex has embarked on the path of more and more data capture and data-based decision making. Specifically for medical laminate, Vetex avoids that excessive coating, which results in poor comfort, reaches the customer. Through data capture, it is possible to identify excessive coating sections which can be removed further down the process.
Thanks to the new measuring system, it is possible for Vetex to better monitor the quality of their product and look at process optimization itself. This allows Vetex to improve their process in the future and possibly reduce costs by also reducing the amount of scrap.
Hammer-IMS installed an inline multi-sensor quality control machine at Toiltech in France, a manufacturer of technical and industrial textiles. The machine configuration applies a closed-loop feedback system. It uses measurement data to automatically adjust the coating knife in the production process of coated textiles. This way, Toiltech consistently maintains textile thickness and basis-weight. Multiple M-Ray sensors measure textile grammage inline as an integral part of the textile manufacturing line. In addition, the system contains L-Ray laser sensors for measuring textile thickness. Both the M-Ray and L-Ray sensors are integrated into the Hammer-IMS Connectivity 3.0 software as a single point of interaction. The Hammer-IMS system enables Toiltech to automatically safeguard premium coated textile quality.
To maximize production quality, Hammer-IMS supports remote connectivity, real-time feedback to the process, closed-loop production adjustment as well as data logging and analytics.
Any Marveloc-CURTAIN or Marveloc-CHARIOT measuring solution is controlled through the Connectivity 3.0 software of Hammer-IMS. It is easy to use, contains various industry-specific visualizations, and is available pre-installed on a rugged industrial PC or a desktop PC (for lab applications) offering a widescreen experience. The software offers various time-stamped and position-based visualizations, which enable operators and managers to monitor production quality and take corrective actions when necessary. Furthermore it enables the following four Industry 4.0 features:
Our Connectivity 3.0 software can be connected to the internet, or to a customer network by means of TeamViewer or a VNC-VPN-combination, allowing engineers from Hammer-IMS to guarantee quick service response times. Furthermore, remote diagnostics, predictive maintenance and firmware upgrades minimize machine downtime and service costs for you. Alternatively, the customer may want to use the VNC-VPN-feature, in specific, acting as a remote visual on the computer system's screen.
Our Data Connection extension module allows for interconnecting our scanner products to third-party PLC systems through the following industry-standard bus protocols: