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PLC-programming / visualization
We are experienced in the development and optimization of control technology solutions and programs for electrical machines, units and production lines according to company-internal or customer-specific requirements. Our spectrum in PLC programming ranges from the extension and optimization of legacy systems to the development of new production systems as well as commissioning and production support only. Regardless of the degree of automation, we implement the PLC control programming, visualization and commissioning as one overall project. Here, we work according to given specifications. We are familiar with the common standards of the automotive industry such as Siemens Transline, Bosch Nexeed or take over the standard development independently.
Cycle time optimization/ retrofit
By reducing cycle time, we can increase the productivity of your automation systems. This includes an initial analysis of the machines, controls and production units and the subsequent definition as well as implementation of optimization measures. The costs for the optimizations often pay for themselves after just a few weeks. With our many years of experience in supporting and correcting production systems, we have built up core competence in cycle time optimization.
Technically outdated machines do not necessarily need to be disposed of. By replacing, expanding or modifying individual components, we bring your machines up to date again. By retrofitting, you extend the service life of your equipment, save costs compared to a new acquisition and increase productivity. Such a modernization can also increase the energy efficiency of your machines.
ekvip will be happy to advise you on optimization potentials in your production!
In addition to programming, ekvip also takes on the wordwide commissioning of the control software and its maintenance up to the SOP. We accompany the sample production and train the future operating personnel on site. We also take care of the execution of functional tests and error analyses as well as the immediate troubleshooting. With knowledge and creativity we find solutions to unexpected disruptions as quickly as possible.
In addition to the functional concepts, we also implement and commission the safety-related software. Safety programs with TwinSAFE, Pilz PNOZMulti, Siemens STEP 7 Safety or Bosch Rexroth SafeLogic are part of our daily business.
Programming and commissioning in the automotive industry
For a project in the automotive industry, the Multitools and the Coding Ninjas teamed up to program and commission machines for supplier parts worldwide. Bosch Nexeed in particular was used here.
Automatic pallet loading
In the furniture industry, the Multitools team programmed a production system that uses robots to load pallets according to individual specifications. The Multitools worked here with CODESYS and the customer's EMS system, to which the system had to be connected.
Programming and commissioning of a gearbox assembly line
For a customer in the automotive industry, our team Multitools took over the programming and commissioning of a production line for the assembly of hybrid transmissions.
Software translation for a battery line
Our Coding Ninjas and team Beuteldachse teamed up to help our customer commission a production line for automotive batteries. This involved translating the control software from Bosch to Siemens, converting the visualization to HMI Pro and, of course, taking into account the end user's standards and guidelines.
Stacking and assembly of furniture parts
Team Multitools has taken over the supervision of a production system that is responsible for stacking and assembling furniture parts. The programming was based on CODESYS.
For a customer in the food industry, the Coding Ninjas team programmed the control for a conveyor system that transports full pallets between two warehouses and returns empty pallets. After programming in Siemens TIA, the system was put into operation.
In cooperation with students of the HTWK Leipzig (Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig), we developed an automated model factory - the "Aquarium". The model system has been in use at the Faculty of Computer Science and Media in the process automation module since the summer semester of 2020 and is intended to give students an understanding of PLC programming and serve as a hands-on exercise object. The development of the "Aquarium" was accompanied by two final theses by HTKW students.