There are various reasons for modernising an existing production facility:
- improve the security of processes and safety at work
- improve the energy efficiency
- accelerate production processes
- raise the level of automation
- improve productivity
From case to case it is important to examine which degree of modernisation would be useful.
Modern measurement technology
A facility includes various components like for example sensors, actuators, measurement technology, tools, all field buses and software. When modernising a facility it has to be checked, which of those components shall be adapted or replaced. A detailed analysis of the current situation and the comparison with the objectives gives information on the cost-benefit factor.
Modern Inline measurement technology can affect this factor in a positive way. But it has to comply with requirements such as different interfaces for a seamless connection to existent technology. And the solutions have to be precise and reliable.
To safeguard the investments of the modernisation, the inline measurement technology must have a long-term availability. Flexible systems like the ADDI-DATA Ethernet systems allow adaptations through onboard software.
These fine adjustments become clearly noticeable over time.
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