Villeroy & Boch, Gustavsberg: Vårgardå Foundry
Machine and furnace control for an IMR and a KWC low-pressure casting machine.
Replacement of the existing control system and installation. Recipe-guided casting process with data recording for traceability.
Recording of the existing plant and the wishes of the customer.
Removal of the complete installation, switch cabinets and distribution boxes. The I/O - stations were installed directly at the distribution, this facilitates the diagnosis and maintenance.
The new control cabinet was dimensioned so that future extensions can be easily installed.
It is operated via a touch screen mounted directly on the operator's desk. The casting process is recipe-controlled. Production data is recorded for each casting.
The open temperature is controlled by a temperature controller. If the controller fails, the safety controller takes over this function.
The target temperature and limit values are taken over by the controller and can therefore be changed depending on the recipe.
A thyristor controller controls the power of the inductors. All performance data are read out, displayed and logged by the controller, so changes are visible.
- IMR low pressure casting machine BPL155
- Furnace output 120kW
- 1 Manipulator
- Feeding by ingot magazine and scrap loader
- Transport with tongs and box loader
Our service for Gustavsberg:
- Delivery of the complete switch cabinet.
- Complete installation and commissioning at the customer's site.