rotomoulding process optimization by XVision scada

Optimization of Rotational Molding Process through Interconnection with MES

In the field of rotational molding, efficiency and the integration of production processes with management systems are fundamental aspects to ensure product quality and resource optimization. In this context, the implementation of a solution that facilitates the interconnection between printing machines and the MES (Manufacturing Execution System) through an MS SQL database emerges as a significant innovation based on the X Vision platform by Crickets Automation. This integration enables the automated sending of production orders directly to the machines and real-time acquisition of production data, substantially improving operational efficiency.

The X Vision Platform

The gateway between the machine and the Information System has been developed using the open X Vision platform by Crickets Automation, which has provided significant advantages such as:

    • Ease of interconnection through standard databases
    • Store & Forward functionality that mitigates data loss in case of network unavailability 

Sending Work Orders

Direct communication between the MES and rotational molding machines occurs through the writing of production orders in a specific table within an MS SQL database. This procedure automates the transfer of production specifications, reducing error margins and accelerating the machine setup process. Operators can thus focus on more critical aspects of production, ensuring optimal resource management and agile response to market needs.

Production Data Acquisition

A crucial aspect of integration is the automatic acquisition of production data with each arm’s exit from the oven. This allows for precise monitoring of printing machine performance, promptly identifying any anomalies or inefficiencies. The collected data is sent to the MS SQL database and can be used for in-depth analysis, reporting, and continuous improvement of the production process.

Production Data StorageProduction Data Storage

X Vision DataHub offers advanced data storage functionalities, allowing the company to collect, analyze, and leverage production data to continuously optimize processes, improve product quality, and reduce costs.

Interconnection Benefits

    • Operational Efficiency: Workflow automation from planning to production reduces waiting times and increases productivity.
    • Data Accuracy: Automatic collection of production data ensures high reliability of information, crucial for accurate strategic decisions.
    • Error Reduction: By minimizing manual intervention in production order transmission, the risk of errors is significantly reduced.
    • Production Optimization: Analysis of collected data allows for the identification of improvement areas, thus optimizing production processes and product quality.
    • Market Agility: The ability to respond quickly to demand variations becomes a key competitive factor.

In the rotational molding sector, efficiency and the integration of production processes with management systems are fundamental aspects to ensure product quality and resource optimization. In this context, the implementation of a solution that facilitates the interconnection between molding machines and the MES (Manufacturing Execution System) through an MS SQL database emerges as a significant innovation based on Crickets Automation’s X Vision platform. This integration allows for the automated sending of production orders directly to the machines and real-time acquisition of production data, substantially improving operational efficiency.

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