Defurdofin Steel Castings Plant, Italy
Defurdofin plant, located in San Zeno, Italy, is part of the International Defurco Group. They manufacture over 800.000 tons of steel and iron castings annually. Vesuvius Belgium, the contractors responsible for two of the plant's production machines, recently decided to upgrade the hardware and software used in their equipment's monitoring processes.
Part of the requirements were to replace the original two PCs with two Industrial Pentium IV computers running Windows XP Pro, and to move from P-CIM 5.03 16bit to P-CIM 7.02 32 bit.
The P-CIM Technical Support Team joined Vesuvius in Italy where they gave in-house consultation throughout the migration.
Plastiv Plastic Factory in Yakum
For many manufacturers increasing a line's output at a minimal investment is crucial. Plastiv plastic factory, using AFCON SCADA software, found the way to improve performance by analyzing and detecting losses, failures and inefficiencies.
Running on an ALFA DS-20 mainframe, P-CIM monitors the performance of the machinery, production lines and processes in terms of availability, speed and quality.
Equipment functionality is maximized by controlling and eliminating the following:
- Unplanned downtime loss due to machinery failure, providing availability
- Speed loss due to idle equipment, minor stoppage or speed reduction , providing performance
- Losses due to defects in the process or machine start up time, providing quality