Following on from the successful launch of Omega Connect, Omega Sinto Foundry Machinery is keen to remind the industry of the benefits of committing to the principles of a truly connected foundry. Utilising Omega Sinto’s remote foundry equipment monitoring systems, customers around the world are now taking advantage of 24/7 monitoring thanks to real-time technology which offers peace of mind and a flexible approach to trouble shooting and improved production efficiencies. Troubleshooting and rapid response is enabled because the connectivity provides access to Omega Sinto engineers and the vast expertise the company has with real data so they can assess the situation in a detailed and accurate manner.
Live connection to Omega Sinto engineers is just one of the benefits. Omega Connect also provides other vital services – remote access for full support and PLC updates and, importantly, real-time information on production and material usage, plus live notifications, to enable speedy and efficient production decisions to be taken, whether at work or remotely. Preventative maintenance is the ultimate goal and accurate, connected data is fundamental to achieve this.
A new way of working
From the mixer to the moulding line and thermal reclamation, connectivity is possible by utilising unobtrusive boxes and wall-mounted panels – the “game-changer” for foundries operating in the 21st century. Local dashboards also highlight the situation. Understanding how all machines connect to each other and affect the production process, enables more accurate predictions and decision making. Now this is no longer just confined to information available on the shopfloor – users can be anywhere in the world and be able to access reports via a web browser. In terms of real time information, it’s a no-brainer, making the technology a necessity in the production process.
The system uses state-of-the-art technology to link Omega Sinto control panels to the cloud allowing them to be monitored from any device anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Available connection options include: WiFi, WLAN, 3G and 4G. The system comes with additional ‘add on’ capabilities such as specific communication methods like SMS messaging or an email option. A data logging option is also available which includes the logging of customer specific values with the fastest possible logging period being every ten seconds.
Data logging allows the engineering manager to run weekly/monthly reports to analyse the machine’s product efficiencies and monitor KPIs. Other features include report access via web browser, have an option to save as Word, Excel or PDF, optional filtering by date, zone, values etc, reports can be created offline and uploaded to the report server by means of Omega Connect and other areas to monitor could include gas consumption (gas meter required), sand throughput, and chemical usage.
A trusted partner
Omega Sinto Foundry Machinery Ltd prides itself on being more than a designer and manufacturer of high-quality foundry equipment, the company has built a reputation as a valued member of a foundry’s technology team. The company invested in the notion of data connectivity some years ago and has been a trailblazer for the connected foundry concept. This latest development is enabling foundries in the UK and around the world to be armed with real time data to make real time decisions – that’s a win/win for all concerned.