Access from anywhere and anytime
Industrial companies must constantly improve their productivity, quality and costs. This requires accurate production data and continuous monitoring, if possible from any location and at any time.
This is now provided by WAGNER’s new IoT solution. The Internet platform offers clearly visualized master data, real-time productivity monitoring, spare part exchange information and operating instructions with a spare parts list. The data is made available via controllers and sensors of WAGNER products. They are sent over a secure VPN connection to the IoT platform and graphically prepared for display.
Overview of the process
The homepage of the WAGNER IoT platform provides the user with an overview of his powder coating lines and key productivity indicators. This is the starting point for a detailed, visually prepared report. Data such as powder coating time, number of painted pieces or color change times are updated every minute so that live monitoring is possible. Values measured over the last 365 days are used as reference values. The evaluation can be displayed graphically over freely selectable time periods, for example also by shift. Everyone involved in the production process benefits from a high level of transparency and ease of use – from operators to production managers, quality managers and key managers.
One of the principles of lean management is that only what can be measured can be improved. With the IoT platform, optimization options quickly become clear and the success of the measures taken can be easily controlled. The platform also displays warnings and comments. WAGNER experts have access to commands via an external function and, if necessary, perform remote maintenance. “For our pilot customers, we expect our solution to increase productivity by up to five percent,” says Mario Oesterle. “These consist of less downtime, better process control with notification function, short response times for less downtime and predictive maintenance measures such as quick replacement of Wear parts.”
As a general rule, all WAeGNER lines can be connected to the IoT platform, with an up-to-date programmable controller and associated sensors. “We recommend our solution for new installations or for systems under the age of 5. All other systems can be upgraded,” says Mario Oesterle. Five pilot customers could have tested the platform before it was launched. Returns have always been positive. “What is particularly interesting is that we have access to the platform from any device connected to the Internet, regardless of its location.”
Perfect process overview
View the performance data of all coating systems in your company at a glance – on a clear user interface with descriptive diagrams and graphs.
Secure access from any location
The controls and sensors in the WAGNER products send data to the platform via a secure VPN connection. The resulting visualized key figures can be displayed on your smartphone, tablet or PC at any time and anywhere.
Productivity increase up to 5%
Tight process control, short response times for less downtime and proactive service measures can increase the availability and productivity of your system.
Reliable reporting function
In the event of critical events, such as system malfunctions, pending maintenance or if adjustable limits are exceeded or exceeded, you will receive an optional automatic email notification in addition to information via the platform.
Individual information for each area of responsibility
Due to the ever stronger competitive environment, you as production manager have the task of continuously optimizing production costs. COATIFY offers the possibility for an extremely reliable productivity monitoring by the continuous supply of important production data. With its notification function, COATIFY provides you as service manager with timely information and warnings if a problem occurs during the coating process, wear parts have to be replaced or important maintenance is due. You can therefore plan service measures much better and, if necessary, the WAGNER service team can even carry out remote maintenance. High quality and system availability are ensured and the productivity is increased. As quality manager, you have to ensure that the quality of the coated workpieces is always at the highest level in order to meet the increasing demands of your customers. With COATIFY, you can view key production quality figures at a glance and take any necessary action. Best results can thus be ensured. With COATIFY, you as process manager can retrieve reports from anywhere about the development of important performance indicators in the coating process, such as coating time or number of coated parts. You can also compare these key performance indicators with historical values and thus gain valuable insights to optimize your processes and ultimately meet your corporate goals. As an operator, you are at the plant all day long and have to make sure that production runs smoothly and without interruptions. With COATIFY, you have an indispensable tool at hand that provides you with a simple visualized overview of the current system status. The increased transparency simplifies your work enormously and helps you to keep track of important production processes even in stressful times.
Detailed, clearly structured and attractively presented reports for each integrated system. Current characteristic values such as coating time, number of coated parts or conveyor section can be displayed and compared with historical parameters.
The functions at a glance
You receive up-to-date information on the operating and maintenance status of the individual components of your system, including a log book. In this way, you can plan service measures in good time, increase your system availability and thus save costs. If required, WAGNER service staff can carry out remote maintenance of your plant.
Performance monitoring, including machine status data, number of coated parts per minute, coating times, and much more. Customize your own production data analysis over a defined period of time (minutes, hours, days, months, years). Optionally, evaluations per work shift are also possible.
Quality Control neu
Updates with information on the current production and quality status. Critical messages or warnings are issued to indicate necessary system adjustments.In conjunction with the WAGNER Layer Check LC 1000, the layer thickness can also be monitored without contact and readjusted if necessary. In this functional area, you can store all important digital documents related to your system and the individual components, such as operating instructions, spare parts lists, system plans or project information, and access them at any time. This facilitates your daily work and increases transparency for everyone involved in the production process.