Various screwdrivers / nutrunners and tightening tools can be integrated into different operating modes.
In the example, the systems operate virtually independently of each other; access by the control unit is divided over time and the control unit is dedicated to one tool at a time after each access, but only one operator is employed for all the tools in the group.
Sofca srl is able to integrate various screwing and tightening tools, used by a plurality of operators, and perform the data transfer to a filing system based on the use of:
- Company Server
via multiple alternative interfaces, such as:
- Discrete signals
- RS232 / 422 Serial
interacting on an information technology level and in real time with the control systems that contribute to the complex vertical supervision activity according to various types of networks and protocols including PFCS / MES.
Therefore, systems of various complexity can be configured with centralized data management on the server of the customer's plant, passing from the creation of minimal systems consisting of a tool with control unit, beacon, printer, optional barcode reader to hybrid systems with more than one tool connected to a control unit up to systems integrated with company data management, where the fulcrum of the system is a Sofca standard industrial touch-screen PC.
Three typical configurations can be identified:
- Integrated systems with independent operating mode
- Integrated systems with deferred operating modes
- Integrated systems with simultaneous operation mode
But it is also possible to compose integrated systems with mixed operating modes; they are hybrid systems composed of subsystems of the previous types.
Integrated systems with independent operating mode
In this case, each system operates independently; one operator per system is employed.
Integrated systems with deferred operating modes
In this case, each system operates virtually independently, but the access by the control unit is divided over time and the control unit is dedicated to one tool at a time after each access; only one operator is used for all the tools in the group.
Integrated systems with simultaneous operation mode
In this case, each system operates independently; an operator is used for all the tools in the group. It is only possible through systems with cable connection between the control unit and the tool.
In addition, the customer can request to allocate the integrated systems in special benches.
It is advisable to contact the Sofca Sales Department to discuss the optimal technical solution for your project.