The overall aim of Vetaphone designers is to facilitate technology operation so that it is as easy and effective as possible. By making control of the surface treatment system an intuitive task, and collating and utilizing feedback from operators who use the technology in a commercial environment on an everyday basis, Vetaphone claims to have refined the function to its maximum point in current working conditions.
“On the iCC7, we keep the front page of the display simple, with optional in-depth sophistication that allows the operative to explore more detailed information as required. Our iCC7 logs function and maintenance requirements, with remote analysis via a download tool and USB port,” Eisby explains.
There are already numerous iCC7 units working in the market, Eisby adds.
Vetaphone is striving to take its products beyond surface treatment, too. A hardware interface, such as Profinet, is just one of the many different types available on Vetaphone equipment that allow centralized setup and control from the main machine HMI. Centralized HMI allows one operator to oversee production, including several lines at the same time.
The company provides free software advice during implementation of the interface, which with graduated feedback provides the operator with only the information required at that stage – although full details are accessible at any time.
With a growing list of OEMs in its portfolio, Vetaphone knows the importance of hassle-free setup on the latest presses, laminating and extruding lines. “Our OEMs need to be sure that our equipment meets their own high standards for reliable performance, which is the reason we have been successful in increasing our global market penetration,” Eisby concludes.