B & R Automation has released their new Energy Monitoring System. Before you can make your production more efficient, you first have to know where, when and how much energy is actually being consumed. A significantly higher level of process optimization can be attained by controlling and monitoring not just a single production line, but rather an entire plant along with all of its auxiliary equipment.
APROL EnMon – Easily integrated complete solution
Manufacturers in plastics processing and countless other industries are looking for opportunities to further reduce energy consumption. Generally, the potential for savings is high. Those who find ways to tap into this potential stand to gain a sustained economic benefit along with clear competitive advantages. “Demands on quality continue to rise in the plastics industry, and there is a steady pressure to reduce energy consumption and unit costs in spite of shrinking batch sizes,” says Thomas Rienessl, plastics industry expert at B&R. “The goal of an automation solution is therefore to provide the necessary flexibility, added value and efficiency.”
Maximum flexibility with minimum engineering expenditure
Before you can make your production more efficient, you first have to know where, when and how much energy is actually being consumed. B&R offers a convenient and powerful tool for monitoring energy consumption: APROL EnMon. APROL EnMon is an easily integrated complete solution and comes preinstalled on a B&R box PC. This out-of-the-box solution has only a few parameters to set before it can begin collecting data. Then you can take advantage of the many straightforward and reliable consumption analysis options.
Highly versatile stand-alone solution
A significantly higher level of process optimization can be attained by controlling and monitoring not just a single production line, but rather an entire plant along with all of its auxiliary equipment. The most certain guarantee of success is to view and analyze a production system as an integrated whole. Manufacturers who react accordingly in their production processes can substantially improve the energy balance of their products – and they can do it without generating any additional process costs.
The system grows along with its tasks
“The performance monitoring features enable significant reductions in material usage, energy consumption, production times and unit costs,” says Martin Reichinger, manager of B&R’s process automation business unit. Well-coordinated machine operation improves capacity utilization, reduces wear and eliminates sources of inefficiency in the production process. “APROL Process Data Aquisition (PDA) provides a central, seamless and long-term archive of all data. This strengthens quality assurance and makes a manufacturing process more competitive.”
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About IFP Automation & B&R Automation
IFP Automation supplies innovative technology and design solutions to the automation and mobile marketplaces. Our firm is a technology supplier specializing in the design and supply of automation and motion control products to OEM, integrator, and end user customers. Companies partner with IFP because they like the depth of our product and application knowledge and our commitment to outstanding customer service. IFP is the exclusive partner office for B&R in the State of Indiana.
B&R is a privately owned company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world. As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. B&R has over 175 offices in more than 65 countries.