control system upgrade Jagenberg winder

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Focus on Complex Winders

In this webcast Mark Lane focuses on a project Optima has completed for a large paper-making company. The problem that the customer faced on the machine was a mixture of obsolescence and unreliability. Optima improved the machine’s performance by at least 20% by completely re-designing four areas of the control system:

  • Drives and PLC control
  • Safety system
  • Pneumatics
  • Web tension control

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Optima S5 to S7 Conversions

In this webcast Mark Lane, applications engineer at Optima Control Solutions Ltd, talks about the process of upgrading from Siemens S5 to S7 PLCs. Optima CS uses the internally developed S57 processor. This 15-minute talk gives a brief overview of the S57 processor, its benefits and applications. This upgrade method allows a degree of flexibility that no other provider can offer. The shut-down times are planned to suit the customer’s requirements. The software is written by our Siemens Solution Partner qualified engineers.

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Cloud-based data dashboards

If you want to see how your machine or process is operating day in day out from anywhere in the world, where do you start? With the increased risk of hacking of industrial devices becoming ever more prevalent Security Week – New Vulnerabilities Can Allow Hackers to Remotely Crash Siemens PLCs it’s not as simple as just hooking your PLC onto your local network.

An increasing number of companies are turning to remote cloud-based solutions for machine monitoring. Optima are pleased to offer the Cloud-based solution which keeps your automation hardware safely behind a secure firewall. Most of our clients prefer a SIM-card based system. The benefits of this system are that the equipment is always live whenever there is cellular reception available. Our range of antenna options mean that reception is possible even in the most remote locations.

The video below shows a basic demonstration dashboard. If you would like to know more then please get in touch – we like to talk!

This video gives a very brief demonstration on how our Remote Access and Cloud Logging System can help you keep track of how your machine is performing. See when the machine is started, stopped, realise production metric data straight to your mobile, desktop or tablet.

We have been trialling our remote machine data dashboards #iot #industry4. These allow real-time data to be visualised from any PLC anywhere in the world to a PC, tablet or mobile ‘phone anywhere in the world! The system can communicate over 4G, Wi-Fi, or a direct Ethernet connection. From Kazakhstan (yes, we do have two units out there!) to Kendal (we haven’t got one there yet…), we have you covered for a very low monthly cost.
Our remote reporting dashboards which can send #production #reports by #email will shortly be ready for release.

For more information, please contact info@optimacs.com

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