SILC is a data acquisition system used daily in a plant by managers as well as the operators at hot end and the cold end. Some of the indicators acquired by the system and displayed on SILC dashboards are weight, defects and rejects. Besides the added value of displaying KPIs, a messages feature between hot end and cold end significantly improves communication between operators on the whole production line.
- On-line data acquisition
- Real-time information sharing
- Communication between hot end and cold end
Why to install SILC?
- Better visibility > Higher productivity
- Better traceability > Detailed analyses and comparisons
- Better communication in the plant
- Higher reactivity > saving on time
SILC in a plant
The SILC dashboard for supervisors displays production line data such as the number of sections and cavities for one IS machine.
Hot-end and cold-end SILC dashboards also display a great quantity of information about the production line. Some of the information recorded, such as weights or periodical actions, requires the operators to take action regularly whereas other data such as results of thickness controls or pictures of defects are issued automatically.
Automatically issued information is possible thanks to the connection between SIL and the inspection and control machines. Results of setouts, mold changes or variable equipment management can be consulted in SILC, and in SIL more generally.
All data collected by SILC makes communication between operators easier – thus improving productivity. At the same time, SILC provides production managers with all the indicators necessary to conduct precise analysis and make decisions appropriately. This, for example, is the case with information related to hot end losses, losses by mold or along the production line. Forms can be issued after a production event (e.g. critical defect), in order to guarantee traceability of actions taken and to conduct customized analysis. It is worth mentioning that all these indicators are accessible to managers via SILX interface.
Data collected by SILC:
– makes communication between operators easier – thus improving productivity
– provides production managers with indicators – for precise analysis and appropriate decisions
This, for example, is the case with information related to hot end losses, losses by mold or along the production line.
It is worth mentioning that all these indicators are accessible to managers through SILX interface.