The focus of activities in this area is mainly in the production of food and beverages, production of building materials, in chemical and pharmaceutical industries, in machine building, in the automotive and wastewater treatment.
The comprehensive automation projects comprise in the full scope:
- electrical supplies including switchboards and cabling systems
- measurement and control components
- computer and communication hardware
- application software for process and HMI/SCADA visualisation level
- assembly and installation works
- commissioning performed in the end-user environment
- staff training
- after sale 24/7 maintenance and other support within our CUSTOMER CARE programme
- project management
In the following text we present in brief the characteristics of some solutions for selected production branches.
Production of beverages represents one of the main segments of our market activities.
We have been dealing with the control and monitoring of the alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic beverages production, from the production start up to filling. In beer production we solve raw material preparation, automation of boiling process as well as complex control of the cold block incl.filtration, BBT’s and HGB. We manage also the pasteurization and filling of beer and non-alcoholic beverages into bottles, barrels or tins. We monitor the quality parameters of single machines and trace the production lines effectiveness incl.calculations of OEE and energy consumption.
We solve control tasks using Siemens SIMATIC or ProLeit Brewmaxx platforms, monitor the production data using time-proven platforms AspenTech IP 21 or GE combined with SIDAS® RT/OEE/IEM add-on.
Among our customers belong the most noted domestic breweries of ASAHI (breweries in Pilsen,Popovice, Nošovice), Heineken (breweries Krušovice and Starobrno), MolsonCoors (Staropramen, Ostravar), Breweries Lobkowicz, foreign breweries Šariš (Slovakia), Bialystok (Poland), producers of non-alcoholic beverages Coca-Cola HBC, FonteaMattoni and PepsiCo in their factoriesin the Czech Republic and/or abroad.
FOOD PRODUCTION AND MILK PROCESSING
The raw material receipt and preparation, transport, pasteurization, dosing and mixing, and automated expedition, which includes filling processes, packing, pallets assembling, labelling and handover to the purchaser - these are the basic tasks we deal with in the field of food production and milk processing.
We manage to control the production of the majority of commodities, from solid products as e. g. pastes, biscuits, chips, bread, egg semi-products, across hardened fat and oil up to various milk products.
An obviosity is a tracing option, evaluating the production effectiveness and energy consumption, which might be available as an integral part of all projects.
The used platforms for automation tasks are Siemens SIMATIC PLC/SCADA and Wonderware SCADA, for production informatics tasks, then AspenTech IP21 and GE platforms with by SIDAT developed and in many applications time-proven SIDAS® OEE/RT/IEM add-on.
Among our customers belong the most noted foreign and domestic companies andproducers, as e.g. Europasta EU, Mondeléz International CR, Intersnack, Unilever CR, Setuza, United Bakeries, Papei, Kostelecké uzeniny, Nestlé Česko, La Loraine, Schreiber Foods/DANONE, Madeta and others.
STONE MINING AND BUILDING MATERIALS PRODUCTION
We have been concerning in the automation of building materials production for almost 30 years. In the course of such time we learned almost all the processes which in this technological branch occur.
In the field of stone and sand processing we control the mining, stone crushers, the belt conveying, sorting according to individual fractions, we store and file the produced products. We take care of complex process control of the entire cement works and lime kilns from raw material transport, across the kiln lines, grinding facilities up to expedition incl. overall quality and effectiveness indicators monitoring. Last but not least we often control the production of final building products, as e.g. bricks, tiles or spongy aerated concrete.
Large projects we deliver to our customers as complete solutions on Siemens SIMATIC PCS7 CEMAT platform, smaller projects with Siemens SIMATIC PLC platform.
Meaningful purchasers of our solutions are many domestic and foreign companies, especially Lomy Mořina, Vltavské štěrkopísky, Eurovia Kamenolomy, Českomoravský cement, Xella, Knauf Praha, Baumit, Saint-Gobain Weber, Saint-Gobain Rigips, LB Cemix KVK Kunčice, Bramac, Lasselsberger, Vápenka Čertovy schody, Cembrit, PSP and others.
GLASS, CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES
The continual production processes in the glass, chemical or pharmaceutical industries and their subsequent discrete dosing, packing and expedition processes always represent a big challenge in automation projects.
In the course of our activity we were thus confronted with the control of continual processes in glass-melting tank, acid maker, distillation column, pharmaceutical machine and even with the control of the oil and gas extraction. We faced also the control of many discrete processes, as e. g. glass products pressing, glass plates production, fibre drawing and parting, filling, packing and expedition of various products. Some projects comprised as well data acquisition solutions and production data monitoring with production quality and effectiveness evaluation.
As a solution base we utilised in all applications the time-proven automation platforms Siemens SIMATIC PLC/OP/SCADA, Siemens SIMATIC PCS7 or Emerson DELTA V in the automation section, and AspenTech IP21, Siemens SIMATIC IT or SIDAS® in the production monitoring section.
Our solutions are to be found e. g. in the following domestic and foreign companies: Unipetrol, Glaverbel, SPOLANA, Lovochemie, SYNTHESIA, Glanzstoff Bohemia, SPOLCHEMIE, SILON and others.
MACHINERY AND AUTOMOTIVE
Conveyors, manipulators, traversers, lifts, single purpose machines, stackers and stores, production lines - this is the technological equipment which we together with its designers and producers mostly automatize.
We deliver complete automation projects, from the electrical part up to the application SW and its commissioning and putting into operation at the customer site. The optimal control system configuration, both in the logical control by PLC and in the control of drives/servo-drives, we always try to find in a close co-operation with the authors of the respective technological solutions.
The platforms used for the projects are Siemens SIMATIC, Siemens SIMOTION and Siemens HMI/SCADA visualization systems. For production monitoring and production/manufacturing process optimization we apply the SIDAT platform SIDAS® CNC/OEE.
Our solutions are to be found in all industrial sectors, both at leading inland and outland companies. For all we can mention: Škoda Auto/VW, TPCA, KERMI, KRONOSPAN-XYLO, ALLTUBE, JTEKT, KOYO, AUTONEUM, TRW, Faurecia, Carrier, Assa Abloy, MAGNA, Grammer, AAH and others.
APPLICATIONS FOR LIVING ENVIRONMENT
We cannot ignore the living environment in our work. We realize that the quality of projects focused to this sphere influences our life eminently.
We deliver the control systems for waste water cleaning and garbage disposal. We control and monitor industrial and potable water supplies, automatize the cold and warm production for industrial factories. In all these projects we in preference deal with the optimization of the production units and their energy demandingness. A part of our solution is also the information passing and operational parameters reporting, related to controlled technologies, towards facility pursuer and environment supervisory institutions.
In vast projects we apply the reliable control systems based on Siemens SIMATIC PCS7 or Emerson DELTA V platforms, smaller projects utilize the Siemens PLC/OP/SCADA platform. The monitoring tasks solutions are based on AspenTech IP21 platform (vast projects) or on the platform SIDAT SIDAS® (in case of smaller applications).
Our customers in this field are the biggest municipal companies which secure the waste water and garbage liquidation in the capital city Prague (ÚČOV Praha and Spalovna Malešice), the potable water supplier for city Prague (Vodárna Káraný) and the industrial waste water cleaning facilities within the noted Czech breweries (Plzeňský Prazdroj/ASAHI, Krušovice/Heineken).