In factory automation, easy integration with PLC is extremely important. In addition to affordable price points, you require fast response times and high channel density. And with its extensive expertise in this area, Toshniwal Hyvac Pvt Ltd can help you meet the unique challenges of your factory automation.
Solves general application issues
Whether globally or locally, Toshniwal offers a wide range of easy-to-configure devices that cover all your signal configuring needs. They are designed to eliminate ground loops in harsh noise environments, apply high TC temperatures in paint processes with alarms, and split or isolate signals between test systems.
Toshniwal’s modules for factory automation have been designed for the long-term. They are reliable and accurate in any condition, and they have been tested and proven to deliver long-term performance for years to come.
Case Story – Factory Automation
Improved diagnostic information resulted in significant cost savings.
On a recent project SHP Automation Ltd used data provided by the PR 4511 communication enabler to develop software modules in the DCS that provide full diagnostics. SHP’s client company has been able to use the data for preventive maintenance.
With the 4511 mounted on PR 4000/9000 devices, it is possible get digital access to process values and benefit from extensive diagnostics capabilities. Regular monitoring of data throughout the manufacturing process can help plan for preventative maintenance, identify problems in advance and save cost.
Diagnostics data for preventive maintenance
The 4511 offers several ways to access process data. One option is Master-Slave connection via Modbus RTU. The HMI interface then allows for easy monitoring of process values and diagnostics – which can be used for preventative maintenance.
The data available depends on the type of installed PR devices. The PR 4114 universal transmitter, for example, offers a wide range of process and device diagnostics related to device output, input, sensor, etc.
Reduced maintenance cover
SHP Automation Ltd, located in the North West of England, specialises in all aspects of instrumentation and electrical control systems. On a recent project, the company used data provided by the 4511 to develop software modules in the DCS that provide full diagnostics and status information on the operator’s control screen.
“On the outside, the 4511 may look like a simple communication enabler, but the goodness of it is inside. On one of our projects we have used it to generate real-time process data – which is shown on the operator’s control screen. The data is now used for preventive maintenance. Using the diagnostic information we have been able to visualise on the screen, our client company has been able to significantly reduce maintenance cost. The 4511 diagnostics and our software have accounted for 80 per cent of the fault finding process,” said a spokesperson from SHP Automation Ltd.
He adds, “The software interface we have developed for this customer shows the operator exactly which signals are down. He immediately knows what is wrong and can act accordingly. There is nothing better than having something tell you what’s wrong, before you have to get the manual out – it makes taking care of daily operation a lot easier.”
The 4511 communication enabler
Mounting / installation / programming
The 4511 can be moved from one device to another. The individual system 4000/9000 unit configuration of the first device can be saved and downloaded to subsequent devices. Programmed parameters can be protected by a user defined password. When mounted on devices that are installed upside down, a menu item allows the display on the 4511 to be rotated 180o and the up/down buttons to switch function. Thus the solution has also simplified the customer’s daily operation.
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