Automation for extraction systems and filtration equipment
for an intelligent and networked machine outfit
What is the automation of production processes all about?
It is simply about less manpower and more machines. In business terms one could say: The substitution of the factor work by the factor operating resource - and this as autonomously as possible.
Automation is the autonomous operation of machines that makes human communication or control largely unnecessary or superfluous. It is important to note here that automation does not only imply operation in the form of large, costly technological applications such as robots. It also takes place in smaller and the smallest devices. Without these technologies, we would not have the desired feel-good atmosphere in terms of temperature, humidity and solar radiation in our working and living spaces and could not handle dusts and other air pollutants in production.
In order to focus more intensively on automation technology, Schuko spun off its electrical department in mid-2014 and founded a new subsidiary - LS-Automation GmbH & Co. KG - in Bad Laer. Schuko has been building switchgears since 1987. As an autonomous company, LS Automation continues this tradition for Schuko in order to meet the requirements of modern automation technology and expand its field of activity.
The goal is switchgears with appropriate automation technology for the sustainable and efficient operation of plants and machines. LS Automation relies on "Lean Solutions" in the automation world. Lean but efficient solutions for customers in trade and industry. Systems in the field of filters and dedusting equipment as well as heating, air and climate control in buildings are the main fields of operation. Solutions from planning and configuration to installation and maintenance are offered - complete solutions from a single source.
More information about LS Automation can be found here: www.ls-automation.de/en
Intelligent and automated control is indispensable for the operation, safety and energy efficiency of your extraction and filtration system. The machine-to-machine communication and the resulting automatic reactions are based on state-of-the-art, intelligent control software and intelligent control technology.
Schuko uses the WEBCONET control system developed in-house by the group of companies for its entire system program, which is individually designed and configured to customer requirements. The linking and communication of the machines connected to an extraction system including the required data exchange is also realised via this control system.
1 Performance adjustment
The continuous and automated adjustment of the extraction capacity to the actual requirements of the connected machines is the prerequisite for the energy-efficient operation of an extraction and filtration system. Schuko relies on intelligent control technology that constantly communicates with the extraction system and the connected components and only requests the actual required output.
Operational safety is very important at Schuko! All of our systems come equipped with monitoring control components as standard in order to prevent faults. The evaluation and processing of the operating states as well as the resulting messages and actions are fully automatic.
Operating states are forwarded as required to external reporting systems via an open interface.
Due to the increased requirements in terms of employee protection and fire and explosion protection pursuant to EU – directives, monitoring functions are an essential component of control technology. In addition to the prescribed requirements, WEBCONET offers numerous additional functions and interfaces for customer-specific security solutions.
As much as necessary, as little as possible: The extraction systems are fully autonomous in their functions and adjust fully automatically to the changing operating conditions. Basic operating parameters and operating states are recorded in the background and can be recalled as needed. At the same time, integration into a host computer system can take place via standardised interfaces. Direct transmission to smart – systems is also easily possible via an integrated WLAN – system or via the Internet. For remote maintenance purposes, as well as in connection with preventive maintenance, various connection options are available which are adapted to the requirements of the customers in the course of the implementation of the GDPR.