A master computer that takes over process and production planning and controls the plant is a prerequisite for automating production processes.
WAvision: modular control solution for automated production
With WAvision and for the production of precast concrete parts, Weckenmann has now developed a control tool that uses all available data in the company and unifies administration, work preparation, production and reporting in one system.
Industry 4.0 has made the automation of manufacturing processes of great importance. With WAvision, Weckenmann has developed a modular control solution designed for precast concrete production that meets this requirement. This solution processes data in any format and so connects all divisions such as management, production planning, production, logistics and reporting in a unified system. As an overall solution WAvision provides manufacturers of precast concrete parts with continuous process control, planning and analysis in their plants.
WAvision becomes the central interface of all the company's existing data. It “translates” CAD data and makes it available to the individual processing stations, it optimises the data, material and work flow, takes over the storage bin management, reporting and fault analysis and monitors servicing and maintenance. This makes WAvision the omniscient coordinator between the order, machine and production.
The WAvision control system consists of different modules that can be used as a complete package or in individual combinations as needed. The following modules are available:
ProductionManager: Simple production planning through automatic or manual pallet loading
- 3-D-Viewer: Pallet loading available as a 3D model
ProductionControl: All information about circulation spaces, curing chamber loading, etc. at a glance.
- WebFlow: Visualisation of the pallet circulation on all conventional mobile devices.
- Maintenance Assistant: Monitoring and visualisation of maintenance tasks.
- Troubleshooting Assistant: Fault diagnosis tool.
Reports: Evaluation tool to generate individual reports.
With the WAvision control technology, Weckenmann now offers everything from a single source: from consultation and production-related planning to the supply of sophisticated plants and machines and optimal control of individual, automated production steps.