Concrete plant automation system "Con-Fas"
Whether we are crossing a bridge, walking down a sidewalk, living in a house or looking at a monument, today, more than ever concrete is present in our daily lives and environment.
Although it is one of the most widely used construction materials in the world, easy to produce and suitable for all levels of technology, concrete producers face many issues today. High labour costs, the demand of consistent quality and efficiency in production process require many efforts to stay competitive. This leads many concrete producers to consider factory automation, as the most effective solution for work process rationalization.
Con-FAS is a cost-effective way to achieve consistently high product quality, to increase output and thus to withstand competitive pressures.
Concrete Factory Automation System Con-FAS
Concrete factory automation system Con-FAS is built on the world-class hardware technology, value-adding software, deep experience and competence. Tailored to a wide range of concrete and asphalt factory configurations, the system ensures accurate material dosing, remote factory supervision and control, monitoring of the entire system, data archiving, moisture control and immediate notification of possible errors and problems.
Con-FAS solution provides an opportunity for the highest gains in efficiency, quality control and profit through the following features:
• Improved product quality. Con-FAS helps to achieve consistently high product quality ensuring error-free production process, dosing with supreme accuracy and temperature stability of production process.
• Human factor elimination. Completely automated system eliminates the need of work force in production process and provides an opportunity for reduction in enterprise human resource up to 25 %. Since manual work is out of use, Con-FAS eliminates the possibilities for error in the production process.
• Efficient truck loading. Automated system enables to reduce truck charging time by tailoring batch discharge to each individual truck. It makes truck loading more efficient and allows avoiding truck queues.
• Fast and convenient installation. The standard world-class hardware equipment (Mettler-Toledo, Omron, Siemens, etc.) used in our solutions and ready-made software renders system installation possible in one week almost without production process interruption.
Moreover, Con-FAS is a cost-effective solution. Modernizing your plant with Con-FAS instead of constructing a new one you save about 85 % of your money.
• Weighing and dosing system accuracy ±0,03 %
• Real time inventory control
• Moisture control device accuracy 0,3 %
• Over and under weighing error reduction
• On time and easy identification of faulty operations
• Password protected for different levels of authority
• Tailored to all concrete batching applications
• Weighing equipment operation temperature diapason (-10ºC ÷ 45ºC)
• Ability to connect to repository for the management of raw materials
• Ability to connect with the accounting department for the issue of invoices according to delivery data
• To assure compatibility with your business application, Con-FAS software runs in a standard PC
Con-FAS Hardware equipment
For complete solution implementation we co-operate with world-known international producers, providing us the fallowing hardware equipment:
• Mettler-Toledo weighing terminals/indicators
• Mettler-Toledo weigh modules
• OMRON PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers)
• OMRON HMI (Human and Machine Interfaces)
• Danfoss valves/pressure transmitters
• Franz-Ludwig microwave moisture metering probe
• Franz-Ludwig moisture meters
• Proximity access control system
Nevertheless, system configuration with equipment of other manufacturers are available upon request.