With the smart-factory-concept, the integration goes so far that the entire factory becomes possible via a central access station for all system users. Proactive actions by the press on necessary maintenance, UVV or repair measures complete the networked factory of these systems.
Wickert LINK is a bidirectional connection via network, between several presses or systems of the same type and a central computer.
This computer serves for recipe storage and administration. Possible extension is a central observation and setting of all attendants via the option Sm@rtClient or Runtime Application.
Wickert LOG serves for long-term data acquisition and storage. Our goal here is quality assurance of products and traceability of the processing data. This is the basis for verification of machine availability and process capability.
Possible extension is a process-close recording of line charts via the operator panel.
Wickert SERVICE is for recording and analysis of machine data and acquisition of operator actions.
Also remote monitoring via VPN connection.
Wickert ECO reduces not only energy consumption of the press but of the whole system.
Multi-level sleep mode gets activated by pushing a button or is automatically triggered during long break times (e.g. break time: press closes with low pressure, vacuum chamber is closed, lowering of temperature in the heating platens).
Shutdown of all not used aggregates (e.g. hydraulic pump, vacuum pump, etc.), in each operating mode, when there is no action.
Integrated week timer manages weekend and holiday modes of the heating.
Wickert NET stands for networking of system modules and integrates all participants of an automated press via bus system (e.g. ProfiBus DP or ProfiNet PN, respectively Safebus). A central control and visualization provides a clear overview. The master data of all attendants will be managed via a central IPC as HMI.
Connection to a superimposed guidance or MES system will be realized by OPC UA.
Wickert SAFE subdivides into: