What is meant by the Internet of Things?
IoT is a network of physical elements or machines featuring sensors which are all connected via internet and which are able to communicate with one another.
The machines are able to collect data, connect with other machinery and share the data over a network without the need for human intervention. Statistics, historical data, but also information gathered in real time via strategically placed sensors contribute to optimising production lines and the exchange of key data with a company’s ERP leads to additional benefits for the business. These may include timely maintenance, cost reductions, faster time-to-market and ultimately increased profitability.
What are the benefits of IoT solutions in the finishing industry?
Starting with digital simulation tools, we are able to pinpoint critical issues that may arise and eliminate them before finalising the design of a finishing line. Subsequently, we can provide the necessary software to boost production efficiency, monitor production batches remotely or single pieces as they transit different line sections. Predictive and preventive maintenance capabilities help companies avoid unwanted or unnecessary downtime and with the help of special devices, remote support can be provided exploiting the potential of augmented reality.
Key benefits at a glance:
Optimised line design
Increased production efficiency
Consumption and cost reduction
In which industries are IoT solutions used?
- Fibre cement
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Digital tools and services in the finishing industry
UBIQUO is our IoT offering, a carefully selected combination of Service Packs and Software Solutions designed to enhance your business by acting on all its aspects with a tailored mix of expert consultancy and digital tools. A 360° package devoted to efficiency, reliability, competence, predictability, conceived with an aim to answering a real business need with a concrete benefit. In whatever circumstances, we support you wherever and whenever you need our services, anywhere in the world. That’s why it’s called UBIQUO.Discover Ubiquo
Which control software for finishing lines are available?
A digital simulation tool, cCloner takes care of line layout and evaluates lacquer, thermal and electrical energy consumption. By assessing processing times based on a simulation of the production process, this software helps pinpoint potentially critical issues and calculates the overall coated surface area handled on a single line, enabling you to invest with far fewer risks.
Tracks and monitors production from one single point, enabling users to adapt production parameters to handle new thicknesses and colours on the fly. Used together with cLink, data is gathered and fed to and from a company’s management software to optimise production and consumption.Discover more
A web-based application providing immediate access to machine/line data from all over the world, at any time of the day and from any device connected to the internet (PC/tablet/Smartphone).Discover more
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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
- to improve performance
- to prevent finishing line breakdowns and stops
- to reduce spare part and finished product stocks.
- set up and check the entire line from a single point
- trace workpieces on the line
- export alarms/production reports
- exchange information with your internal company systems.
- show a realistic 3D configuration of the line layout: a sound, reliable picture made up of measurements, 3D imaging and objective data.
- provide accurate line operation simulation: to prevent problems, avoid machine downtimes and have more general information right from the design stage.
- simulate real productivity and consumption: finding the best configuration gives you a realistic forecast of the situation, also in terms of productivity and energy/heat consumption.