The Ogliari company produces professional packaging for food and pharmaceutical companies. The goal of Ogliari is to receive some basic data from a heat-sealing machine and a Hosokawa Alpine F3 extruder machine, and to interconnect the latter one with the MES to increase efficiency.
The aim is to automate data collection, to trace machine states, the number of pieces produced, to know the speed and production time, the working and set-point temperatures, the thicknesses and the quantity of the plastic films produced.
The second goal is to seize the opportunity offered by the Italian National Industry 4.0 Plan, which offers state incentives to promote the technological innovation of the country: it is, therefore, necessary to respect the requirements of the legislature in this regard.
To meet the needs of Ogliari, we used our software for Industry 4.0: iDaq, Digital Factory 4.0 and Lilium, achieving the objectives with a complete and scalable solution in a short time.
iDaq is used to communicate directly with the machines (heat sealer and extruder) through OPC protocol and through other dedicated protocols.
iDaq collects the main production data listed below.
Data acquired from Hosokawa Alpine F3 film extruder:
Data acquired from Mobert G200 heat sealer:
Digital Factory 4.0 provides a global view of the plant and forwards the parameters of the batch to be performed on the Hosokawa Alpine F3 machine on the basis of what the operator has chosen from the MES.
Lilium deals with the transfer of data to the company database, from which the MES extrapolates the information for viewing and archiving, and the transfer of data from the database to Digital Factory 4.0 and iDaq.
Diagram of the interconnection of Hosokawa Alpine F3 film extruder and Mobert G200 heat sealer
All the pre-set objectives have been achieved, allowing Ogliari to obtain significant benefits:
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“I am very satisfied with the collaboration we had with T4SM in the realization of this project. In addition to demonstrating considerable technical and design expertise, they were able to propose innovative and very useful solutions, which now allow us to have a constantly updated and monitored situation in our production process.”