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Smart Factory

smartIn order to compete in efficiency and sustainability, the factory of the future will be Smart. Wireless technologies help to make a smart factory, first of all Wi-Fi technologies, which is the most widely used wireless technology standard today in Factories.

Until today it was uneconomical to control a production process in detail due to too high wiring costs and the need to integrate heterogeneous systems. Now, instead, with Wi-Fi wireless technology it is possible to drastically reduce costs.

Thanks to the standard TCP -IP, the information passes from the machine to the factory departmental network with little effort. The information can even travel on the Internet if enabled to do so (IoT : Internet of Things) .

In addition, the “cut -wire ” is a concept that meets very well with that of sustainability in the factory. Hence the concept of Machine to Machine (M2M ), for which two heterogeneous machines, which previously did not speak or spoke through cable now communicate with each other by interchanging information and commands via Wi-Fi.

Title of application Description
Wires cutting on welders remote control system (RS485) We make wire cutting of a welder keyboard previously connected with a wire by RS485. A Compact-S and a Compact-CS has been applied on two sides and interfaced with a transceiver 485. Both keyboard software system and welder control software have not been modified. An "ad-hoc" wi-fi connection is used.
Wires cutting on weaving machines for control and monitoring (RS485) The keybard and the display of a weaving machine could be remotely connected with a RS485 by a cable. A Compact-S module is instelled on the control system serial port RS485. The customer develops its own software to manage and control data for weaving machines of the same type. Then we can use the "infrastructure" wi-fi connection, already present into the factory.
Control of digital signals and actuators (digital and analog signals) Our compact modules have been implemented in industrial machines that exibit digital or analog signals. Our Compact module has been accompanied by an electronic circuit to the remote control of the machines. In this case it was resolved the "phisical wires and connection problem" in a big factory by using wireless connection, like Wiicom wi-fi embedded modules.
Control of monitoring values of pneumatic valves (UART) We integrate a Compact-S-UART in the industrial field of pneumatic valves (under air pression) to monitor working parameters. OEM develops a tablet application and a departmental management system to store data originated by all valves and control valves efficiency in real-time. In this case it's beel solved the wiring problem in a big factory using wi-fi infrastructure already present in it.
Control and data transmission on CLOUD of a weighing system (UART) Our Compact-CS could be installed in a weighing system on board an industrial vehicle to transmit data to a cloud system. First it makes the vehicle connect automatically to the network when it's near an area equipped for weighing. On the other hand cloud system is located in internet.