by increasing productivity
Profile extrusion becomes 100% digital
Until now, profile extrusion has been an exclusively analog process. The dependence on the personal know-how of the personnel during the production process is enormous.
The[extru]sion / automation /[net]work brings transparency to the world of profile extrusion.
Sensors measure inline data in all areas of the process, in the machines and in the mold. Additional measuring equipment also allows inline control of the profile quality.
extrunet is a development partner of the new LIT Factory – a “smart research factory” on the premises of the Johannes Kepler University Linz.
target is... highest efficiency top quality simplest operation
…a self-learning extrusion line that produces a stable profile quality, within a specified tolerance range, over the entire production period and largely without operator intervention.
The start-up and shut-down process as well as the tool change should be simplified as much as possible.
The “brain” – the control system
extrunet develops a central control unit for the entire extrusion line on the basis of a B+R controller.
Using OPC UA interfaces, our systems can also communicate with external devices and transfer production data to a
central production data acquisition system (ERP-System).
- Employee authentication – Recording: who did what and when
- Electronic reading of the production order – TARGET values from the last production run – faster start up
- Alarm in case of malfunction – possibility to avoid production scrap
The “heart” – the extrusion line
A dense network of measuring points over the entire extrusion line.
Temperature/Pressure/ Speed of the Extruder
Scratch on profile surface
Temperature control of the extruder
Tool Temperature control
Cooling water control
Speed and trigger force control
Control Separation unit
Profile weight Control