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Software automation:

Welcome to Industry 4.0

HMI

Asotech is taking industry towards the full automation of machines and production lines. Thanks to its internal developers, Asotech customers can have the right balance between mechanics and logic, in order to optimize production times and costs.

Asotech offers the best compromise between industrial hardware and software , from the start of design through to manufacturing and testing, enabling the perfect integration of software and mechanical parts.

The whole process is controlled by the best software and the most advanced hardware available, with total compatibility and all the know-how of Asotech’s personnel.

These are the steps in your next project with Asotech

1 | FEASIBILITY STUDY

  1. Evaluation of the project in close contact with our mechanical designer

  2. Studying the processes and type of automation to be applied

  3. Evaluating the best applicable hardware available on the market, in terms of functionality and value for money

  4. Estimate

2 | DEFINING THE PROJECT HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

  1. Defining the hardware components for the chosen solution

  2. Choosing the hardware suppliers

3 | DEFINING THE HARDWARE SAFETY, ACCORDING TO CLASS

  1. Evaluating and defining the safety class that is required, based on a risk analysis and the end-customer’s requests

  2. Choosing and defining the devices needed to obtain the desired class

  3. Choosing the hardware suppliers

4 | HARDWARE DESIGN

  1. Analysis of the machine layout, to define the positioning of the field components and cableways

  2. Design of executive electrical diagram

5 | DESIGN OF PLC SOFTWARE

  1. Designing the machine software, using applications dedicated to the chosen type and brand of PLC

  2. Initial software debug, using special simulation applications

  3. Creation of macros and standard functions that can be used in applications other than the current project

6 | DESIGN OF HMI SOFTWARE

  1. Designing the graphics part of the operator interface

  2. Designing the management software for the operator interface control panel, using applications specifically designed for the chosen type and brand of panel

  3. Initial software debug, using special simulation applications

7 | DESIGN OF THE ROBOTICS/MOTION SOFTWARE

  1. Designing the management software for the use of robotic parts or controls of brushless axles, linear motors and other types of controlled movement, with applications dedicated to the type and brand of installed hardware

8 | DESIGN OF SUPERVISION SOFTWARE

  1. This involves defining the characteristics and purposes of supervision, if present (simple control/archiving and data acquisition/performance monitoring etc.)

  2. Designing the graphics part of the operator interface

  3. Designing the management software

  4. Initial software debug, using special simulation applications

9 | INSTALLATION

  1. Installation of hardware, wiring of electrical panel and machine panel

  2. Installation of designed software programs

  3. I/O Test

  4. “Blank” tests and simulations are carried out (without the product), as a debug, and to allow any software modifications that may be required

10 | TESTING

  1. Machine test with product

  2. Software modifications that may be required to resolve problems or make improvements

11 | ASSISTANCE

  1. Assistance during the warranty period, with on-site visits or remote assistance, to resolve any problems in using the machine

  2. Post-warranty assistance

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