Venjakob puts data to good use

Online colour management made simple with RFID tags (left); and digital machine management via VenProfit (right).

‘Get connected’ and ‘Generate added value’ to networked machine production: these were the mottos of Venjakob, the global leader in coating and finishing lines from Germany. For this purpose, Venjakob is now offering two technology platforms for use.

The Tapio ecosystem, well-known in the woodworking industry, which is Cloud base, and the in-house development, the dashboard analysis tool VenProfit. The Venjakob dashboard and the Tapio solutions provide an insight into how customers can retrieve processed machine data effectively – for example, to monitor the production process, plan anticipated maintenance, or use it for management-level analyses.

VenProfit stores the operating data independently in the local network and

optionally in a Cloud. Access to the data takes place via defined interfaces, which are individually adaptable according to customer wishes and given conditions.

Venjakob’s in-house development focused on decoupling the ODA from the control platform as well as a flexible evaluation of the operating data on various end devices. The solution can be used independently of industries and business areas and enables Web-based data access.

For the user, VenProfit offers many additional benefits for machine operators, production and operational management as well as general management:

•         Management key figures as a basis for decisions

•         Display of the machine line production status

•         Insight into consumption

•         Planning machine maintenance

•         Demand forecast

•         Cost reduction

•         Risk minimisation

Based on a Venspray Perfect coating line, Venjakob also demonstrated how RFID tags incorporated in work pieces are used to configure machine parameters. When the tags pass the RFID reading station at the in-feed area, the machine adjusts itself according to the parameters stored under the number of the tag.

Also, the request of customers to reduce hazardous substances and improve occupational safety in the production process has led Venjakob to search for an alternative to acetone, which is VOC- and label-free as well as distillable and recyclable.

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