Reorganization to a fully automated roundup of Prepaid-Mobile-Phone-Packages

 

Due to the constantly rising requests within the area of mobile communication, a manual roundup of Prepaid-Mobile-Phone-Packages is no longer efficient and requires a high operatingexpense. GEFAT reorganized an existing roundup-line and thus realized a much quicker, safer and nearlyfullyautomatedcourse. The already existing, self-sustained working components are being regulated centralized by the new control via the new Siemens Software-PLC which enables altogether a faster, safer,smootherandnearly fullyautomatedprocedure. The mobile phones will be placed in their packages by the manual worker. SIM-Card, manual and further accompanying documents will be added via activatable accompanying-material-adders. Data scanner at the line enable a discharge of faulty packages. These may be refinished manually. Faultless packages will be closed and separated on to three material output lines.After manual packing a status announcement with production table will be send fully automatedtothe SAP-system.

The heart of the plant is an industrial PC which administrates the following components:

  • Siemens Software-PLC with linkage to the external Profibus-Peripheries

  • Rockwell Visualization System for operating and checking the processes

  • High-level-programme including data bench and SAP-linkage

  • Ethernet linkage to data scanner, print-lable-applier and four in-situ-panel-Pcs, distributed within the plant

  • safety by means of a spark detection system

  • quick reaction due to telemaintenance via modem

 

The communication between the different systems will be realized via a Beckhoff-OPCServer. The challenge upon these roundup-plant is in one way the pulsing of 3600 roundup of packages per hour, on the other hand the time-critical processing of 21 datascans per second.
 

Naturally the plant is equipped with a tele-maintenance-access via VPN to enable quick service in matter so femergency.