ALEMO FOAMTRACK – 3RD LEVEL OF AUTOMATION PYRAMID:
ALEMO supervision and data acquisition control system was developed as a primary database with storing all foaming data history. Control system gives to foam producers an opportunity for:
• Collection of All foaming process data
• Product history database
• Recipe management
• Product tracking system. Possibility to track back for every single product the exact process parameters. Also recipes for eventual defective products or for top-quality products.
• Visual of parameters and reports for each roll or product lot
THE CONTROL SYSTEM IS EQUIPPED WITH SEVERAL SMART FUNCTIONS – 4TH LEVEL OF AUTOMATION PYRAMID:
AUTO PRE-HEATING AND START FUNCTION
The extruder automatically follows a pre-selected heating and dosing process curve. This reduces the start-up time, energy consumption, foam materials consumption and workforce involved. Gradual heating curve prevents overheating and extends heating elements longevity.
PRODUCT CHANGE FUNCTION
This is a smart automatic product change process that makes transition between recipes fluent and reduces scrap production to minimum possible.
AUTO STOP FUNCTION
This function allows to perform the correct steps to extruder’s safe shut-down or to a safe stand-by position. To prevent eventual dangerous situations during die-change.
AUTO FILTER CHANGE FUNCTION
The extruder’s control system automatically performs the filter change at optimal time. Simply by reducing the throughput, line’s speed and without foam breaking.
This function was developed for larger companies with several foam extruders located in different places or countries. It allows the possibility to share or exchange production and process data for all product recipes stored on specific extruder. In this way, the know-how from one production site/extrusion line, can be shared with all in the network. The best recipes and optimal process parameters for each type of product can be exchanged among factories with ALEMO extruders.
We look forward to the future, supplying our Customers with technology that makes a difference!