We are happy to inform that we have recently welcomed new PLC programmer, Arkadiusz, into our Katowice team.
Arkadiusz is an automation enthusiast, always focused on getting his tasks done neatly and efficiently. He is keen on searching for new development possibilities and constant improvement.
He is currently working on one of our projects in Germany and is already a vital part of our crew.
We wish Arek a lot of positive experiences, new achievements and good luck in his new position!
10 year anniversary of collaboration!
Lately, Sit SteuerungsTechnik GmbH and Stevia Automation celebrated 10 years of cooperation. It all started in 2013 with two PLC programmers taking part in the first project. Over the years, the team has expanded to around 20 of them.
We are very thankful for this fruitful cooperation with our friends from Sit SteuerungsTechnik GmbH. It is a pleasure to work together with such professionals. We look forward to future projects!
“50 Insiders on the Future of Intralogistics” is now live!
We are so excited to be a part of the report “50 Insiders on the Future of Intralogistics” created by Synaos, which went live yesterday!
It contains thoughts and opinions of 50 representatives from various companies in our industry. Our insight – “Hesitant to automate? Automation as a Service lowers Barriers”, located at page 81, is a statement of our Managing Director, Paweł Wróbel
We strongly encourage you to read this valuable report, as it describes the future of intralogistics from different perspectives, and is a knowledge compendium when it comes to current trends in the industry.
Please download the report here: https://eu1.hubs.ly/H065_Zj0
A big thank you to Mael Roth for giving us the opportunity to share our thoughts!
The Impact of Emulation on Project Work
Virtual commissioning is highly beneficial for project work. By allowing the testing of a real project in a virtual environment before going to the actual site, project work can be significantly accelerated.
The system also facilitates programming work and reduces commissioning costs. Through the use of Emulate, a programmer can easily refine the PLC program, knowing that this emulation has a one-to-one reflection in reality. In the early stages, it’s also possible to detect any errors and shortcomings in the project and make corrections.
There are numerous advantages to using the Emulate program during project work. For the programmer, Emulate offers the opportunity to test the written program under real conditions and tailor the program to the device’s operation. In case of system errors, they can be swiftly eliminated with just a few clicks. Having a bird’s-eye view of the entire long assembly line allows for quicker error detection compared to searching for issues on long, often hundreds of meters, installations. For project creators, it is highly useful that the project can be assessed and improved to work perfectly through emulation.
The use of Emulate reduces the startup time of the system on-site because most errors are eliminated during office testing. This also translates to a reduction in expenses related to real tests on-site, as physical tests at the site typically involve a significant number of personnel. Physical tests on-site are usually challenging and time-consuming due to the fact that many installations are located in hard-to-reach places, such as high ceilings in industrial halls.
Project: Automated parcel sorter
Currently we are working on a project, whose purpose is automated parcel sorting. During this project, our scope is the whole electrical preparation, which includes EPLAN, control cabinets prefabrication and its on-site installation, as well as the PLC and HMI programming.
The essence of this project is programming and commissioning of an automated sorter, whose task is to transport parcels to their respective destinations, where order assembly takes place, before they are shipped to specific locations.
The sorter contains 14 induction points, and 23 chutes. A parcel, placed at one of the induction points, makes its way out to the scanning station. The scanning tunnel, added on to the sorter, is able to scan the package’s code, no matter which side of the package it is situated at.
Additionally, the scanning tunnel has a feature of an automatic dimensioning of each package, and is able to take a photograph of it. The collected data about the packages are then saved in the WMS system, so that the details of each one are available to system operators.
We are happy we can realize another exciting project!
Real possibilities of virtual commissioning
The electrical-mechanical concept of a project is usually outlined before the Emulate system is applied. This program can also assist in the conceptual stage, where changes to the project can be made and the final appearance of the installation can be determined. The system allows for testing individual project elements to ensure that the required performance can be achieved with the selected mechanical components. Thanks to the virtual commissioning system, a project can transition from the conceptual stage to the execution stage much more quickly.
Using the Emulate program, you can define parameters for the designed system, such as its operating speed and throughput, for example, how many packages will pass through the machine per minute. In the initial stages of creating the model, even the smallest errors in the concept or project documentation can be detected. It’s worth emphasizing that you can see precise real parameters without the need for actual physical setup.
Objects in the Emulate visualization have declared coefficients, such as friction, allowing the visualization to be entirely consistent with the laws of physics. The visualization can show things like the inertia of elements, the realistic behavior of elements during flow, including real-time stopping, and the movement of elements at the same speed as on a real machine. The entire system’s operation process is visible while adhering to the laws of physics.
With Emulate, you can also create simulations of non-standard elements, different from standard roller sorters or conveyor systems. Emulate allows you to visualize industrial robots or elevators with all their features and functions just like in reality. Visualization can also involve automated transfer cars, used for moving large and heavy items through production halls. Interesting examples of emulation applications include visualizing a pallet wrapper, spiral conveyors, or stackers that automatically stack goods.
Getting close to success!
Lately, our team has been working on the commissioning of the wheel balancing machine at our client’s location abroad. Our scope includes the electrical designing and installation, PLC and robot programming, as well as commissioning.
While we are completing the work, we are happy that we can contribute to the success of our client, through our knowledge and experience. The commissioning part of the project often brings many challenges, however we are always ready to take them up and deliver the best service we can.
We are also looking forward to many new projects coming!
How does virtual commissioning work?
To create a virtual commissioning, a library of components is primarily needed, such as conveyors, elevators, curves, and diverts. These components are assembled like building blocks to construct the designed object. The component library can be modified or expanded. You can create and program a new element that is not a part of the standard library and implement it into the emulation.
When assembling the designed model, the designer sets parameters for each element from the library. These parameters may include things like speed, conveyor material type, or friction. The Emulate 3D program allows for configuring virtual system elements according to the specifications of real devices in the project.
Virtual commissioning relies on connecting a real controller to the emulation. The PLC controller sees the devices and can control them long before the actual on-site installation. The programmer observes the control effects on the virtual model of the system.
A crucial integration component between the Emulate 3D program and real devices is TwinCat. It is a separate program installed to enable communication between the Emulate 3D program, the PLC controller and the SCADA system. The programmer uploads the program to the controller and through TwinCat, the controller communicates with the virtual model, allowing for system testing.
The translator between the Emulate environment and the PLC controller is a configuration list. This is often an Excel file that contains bindings of variables present in the controller and in the emulation.
Virtual commissioning and its advantages
In many ways, the virtual commissioning (Emulate 3D) contributes towards the success of our projects.
It allows for viewing and testing the concept of the project before the real-life commissioning phase. It also enables our engineers to detect and correct errors and shortcomings of the software, which makes their job more efficient.
Our engineers create the virtual model of the exactly the same system as in the project, so that the mechanical construction as well as its software can be tested.
For our clients, it is a good opportunity to see the test version of the project and its impact on the company’s processes, it also helps the client to point out any elements that need modifications. Using virtual commissioning, we can select the version of the project that fits our customers’ needs the most and make sure that the project is 100% technically correct.
“The Active Five” is in the books!
Last Sunday, our team completed yet another running challenge – “The Active Five”. It was a 5 kilometer run, which took place in Studzienice, a Siesian village located not far from the city of Katowice.
We had to face an intense summer heat, which made running quite tough that day. The water sprays that were set up by locals on the road were more than helpful.
Despite the strenuous conditions, all of the team members managed to finish the run in less than 30 minute time!
Inside our workshop #3
The control cabinets we’ve been working on, as well as their additional equipment were packed, and loaded into a vehicle. The transportation will last a couple of days to deliver the goods to our client in Germany.
We made sure the transported cabinets were safely packed, preventing the goods from any damage. We are looking forward to our packages to be delivered, and we are happy to begin the next – commissioning chapter of this project!
Inside our workshop #2
Our prepared control cabinets are going to leave the workshop very soon. Due to this fact, we perform complete measurements and tests to make sure they are fully safe and ready for further stages of the project.
The cabinets are always produced according to valid standards and are given a CE certificate. The tests ended successfully and the cabinets will be with our client shortly 🙂
Inside our workshop #1
Currently, we are working on completing another project for the international provider in the automotive industry.
The project – control system for an automated wheel balancing machine – includes electrical designing, control cabinets prefabrication, on-site electrical installation and PLC & robot programming. We also perform a full commissioning and configuration of the system, connected with monitoring and support during the first phase of production.
One of the very important steps here is the prefabrication of the control cabinet. Our cabinets contain the best quality components, that are carefully assorted for the need of every project.
As a result, adding the new machines makes the whole production process faster and more precise, which gives the end user way better efficiency. We are glad we are able to provide the needed service and support to our client.
Integra Training completed!
Over the past two weeks, four of our Automation Programmers were participating in Integra Training conducted by the office of the Mercedes-Benz Group in Sindelfingen, Germany.
It was an intense, but satisfying time, during which our colleagues acquired the way of programming according to Integra standards with the use of Siemens TIA Portal.
The training included three levels: “Basic Qualification for SPS Programmable Controllers with TIA Portal”, “Safety Integrated with TIA Portal”, and “Integra Designer Pro & SIS Standalone”.
Our participants came back armed with the new experience with Integra standard. We are looking forward to making use of gained competences in the future projects.
New employee on board!
This month, our company gained a new team member, Sylwia, who took the position of Administrative Assistant.
Sylwia will be taking care of main organizational affairs of the Katowice office, as well as employee related tasks and company purchases.
She is looking forward to using her skills and knowledge to complete designated tasks in the best way possible.
We are excited to welcome her in our team and we wish her a lot of great achievements in her new role!
The Firefly Run is finished!
Last Saturday our team participated in the “VIII Firefly Run of Siemianowice”, which is organized annually to celebrate the upcoming summer time of the year.
It was a great opportunity for all the colleagues to integrate and have fun after work, with a little bit of sport rivalry mixed in.
We are happy to announce that all of the team successfully reached the finish line, and we wish them all the best in the future running challenges 🙂
Advantages of the scanning tunnel
When carrying out our projects in the area of intralogistics, in situations where we do not have a precisely defined label position, we use a scanning tunnel. The system allows for reading the package from multiple sides, depending on the configuration, and transmitting the information to the control system.
The use of cameras in the tunnel enables:
- the ability to read the label from any side of the package,
- the ability to measure the package dimensions,
- information about the precise position of the package on the conveyor,
- taking the picture and transferring it to the database,
- increased efficiency of package throughput.
The scanning tunnel allows for reading codes from packages of various shapes and sizes, from large cartons to small envelopes, for example.
LogiMAT fair is behind us
We can certainly say that it was a fruitful time full of interesting conversations.
We are happy that we participated in this event for another year and were able to exchange our industry experiences with so many automation and intralogistics enthusiasts.
Meanwhile, we are returning to work and getting in touch with the people we met.
See you next year!
Let’s meet in Stuttgart!
Only a few days left until the LogiMAT International Trade Show in Stuttgart.
We are excited to have the opportunity to talk to you in person.
If you are interested in how we can assist you in selecting and implementing suitable control systems for your requirements, please visit us at booth number 5F51 in hall number 5 and speak with us.
Come visit our booth at the largest intralogistics trade fair in Europe!
Safety in automation systems
Safety in automation systems is a crucial issue. In the control systems we implement, we take into account all the requirements of the Machinery Directive and harmonised standards. When designing safety circuits, we only rely on components from reliable manufacturers.
Every time before we begin the implementation stage, we evaluate the designed safety functions according to ISO 13849-1 standard. For this purpose, we use dedicated SISTEMA software. The calculations we perform assure us that the control system will achieve the required Performance Level (PLr).
For us, there are no exceptions – our control system must be reliable and prevent any potential threat. We must be sure that the machine we deliver to our client is fully safe.
Let’s meet at the LogiMAT fair
The biggest intralogistics trade show – LogiMAT is coming soon.
We’re happy to inform you that we will be at this event again. We’re sure that it will be a perfect opportunity to meet and speak to each other. To talk about the best solutions and meet new customers.
We’re looking forward to these days and already invite you to hall 5 on stand 5F51!
An article by our employee in a scientific journal
The key to success are good specialists.
We know about that, that’s why we employ the best experts.
Recently an article by one of our employees was published in a scientific journal.
Eryk wrote how the line optimization looks like. He listed each step and wrote the advantages of each solution. He showed how to perform work in the most satisfactory way for the client and how to minimize the risk of possible errors.
We’re happy that we create a space, where our employees can develop.
We encourage you to read!
We are commissioning another warehouse in the UK
Our team is performing tests of programmed lines. We are commissioning an advanced sort control system. It includes product transport and sorting. Our programming works include an advanced tracking system and integration with WMS.
System will help to reduce lead time and maximize performance of the internal delivery system. We carry out all works on time, ensuring the solid performance of each element. If you would like to learn more about what solutions we have delivered to our customers go here
KPI – increase efficiency and optimize processes
The logistics and automotive sectors generate a huge amount of data. An effective way to use them is the definition of key performance indicators – KPI (Key Performance Indicator), which are used to measure the degree of achievement of the organization’s goals.
In practice, depending on the analyzed object, various indicators are selected, such as total equipment effectiveness – OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), work efficiency, order fulfillment time or MTTR (Mean Time To Repair).
Well-designed performance metrics allow you to quantify the performance of individual employees, lines, departments and plants.
When defining indicators, it is extremely important to focus on a few key parameters so that too many of them do not obscure the picture. The selected KPIs should take into account the most important processes/functional areas of the company.
The task seems simple, but only seemingly, because it is based on both knowledge and experience. We are happy to share our experience on this topic. Write to us – email@example.com
It was a good year!
The intensive year is behind us. It was a time full of changes, successes and new experiences.
We’re proud because all of our 21 (bigger and smaller) projects were completed on time. For the next time we worked for global companies and every customer was satisfied with the system we’ve provided.
Paweł Wróbel joined our team in Katowice. Thanks to this our Katowice branch started to develop intensively.
Our first visit to Logimat in Stuttgart was also very successful because of the new business opportunities we found there.
We’re happy because we’ve got very committed and skillful employees and we know that we could do nothing without them.
2023 is ahead of us, full of challenges and interesting projects for which we are ready.
Christmas is coming so we wish you a peaceful and warm time spent with your family. May the blessings of Christmas accompany you today and throughout the New Year! 🎄😀🎁
Integration trip to Beskidy Śląskie
At the beginning of December we were on a company integration trip to Beskidy Śląskie. It was a fantastic space to talk to each other, change experiences and relax.
We spent some time summarizing 2022 and discussing plans for the future. Nevertheless most of the time we enjoyed the charms of Polish winter, watched the World Cup, played bowling and ate delicious food. 😀
We are really thankful for this time and can’t wait for the next trip!
Conference: “Engineer of the 21st century”
Conference “Engineer of the 21st century” at the University of Bielsko-Biala is behind us. We’re very glad that we could participate in this event and share our knowledge and experience with students.
During his speech – our director – Paweł Wróbel talked about a typical warehouse with an automation system for transporting and sorting goods.
Additionally, during the whole time of the conference every interested person could come and talk to our PLC programmers – Mateusz and Robert. We’re happy that we aroused interest as a company and our employees could share their experiences and feelings related to their workplace.
Big thank you to University of Bielsko-Biala for the invitation and an excellent organizing of the event.
Invitation to conference: “Engineer of the 21st century”
We are pleased to announce that, as a company, we are one of the patrons of the international conference “Engineer of the 21st Century”.
It is a conference organized by the University of Bielsko-Biala. It brings together many specialists, students and PhD students. It takes place on December 9, 2022 and gives all the participants invaluable space to expand knowledge, share experience and meet with specialists working in the industry on a daily basis.
For those who come, it will also be an opportunity to get to know part of our Katowice team, ask about the details of the automation engineer work and to see first hand what the atmosphere in our team is like.
We are convinced that it will be a valuable time and we are extremely looking forward to this meeting.
Advantages of working as a PLC programmer
The great advantage of business trips is the opportunity to see the world.
Due to the fact that our projects cover various places in Europe and other continents, our employees have the opportunity to combine work with seeing many interesting and beautiful places.
The work of a PLC programmer is an ideal combination for someone who likes new technologies and business trips combined with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a different culture.
We know that working on facilities is very physically demanding, which is why we always make sure that our employees have the opportunity to rest during the trip.
Full technical support for implemented systems
Every project completed by us is made by the highest standards and precision. However, we are aware that after commissioning, unexpected situations can happen or there may be a need for minor changes not included in the customer’s specification. That’s why technical support service is so important.
Most of the problems we can solve remotely, but if it’s necessary, we come on site at a specific time.
Technical support offered by us may include following services:
- Technical consulting,
- Maintenance services training,
- HOT-LINE (phone available 24/7),
- Remote access with guaranteed reaction time,
- Emergency on-site support.
We always solve problems as quickly as possible.
Write to us if you want to learn more.
Black sheep – charity run in the UK
During last month our employees one more time participated in a charity run in the UK.
We’re very happy that in spite of being at the commissioning they have time for different things than work.
To be effective during work, we need balance in our lives. That’s why we support our employees in combining their work time with private lifetime.
We’re glad that our company has such a well-integrated team. Dear employees – we’re happy that you are with us. 😉
We have started another project for a large food company in Ireland
The task of the system is to transport pallets with product to and from a warehouse freezer. Our scope is the delivery and commissioning of a complex control system for pallet transport and the operation of the warehouse airlocks. The challenge in this project is the operating temperature of the equipment and components, which is -25 degrees Celsius in the freezer.
The implementation of automatic transport will significantly improve the working conditions of the warehouse staff. An additional benefit of using airlocks is the saving of electricity used to maintain the minus temperature in the freezer.
We carried out the first tests of the pallet transport system for the cold store on time, which you can see emulated in the video.
If you are planning a similar project, we would be happy to share our experience. Feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our team in Katowice office has grown up with the next specialist!
We’re very happy that since the middle of September Mateusz has worked with us as a PLC programmer. We see that he is hardworking and committed to delegated tasks.
Mateusz said that in programming he likes the most freedom and a possibility of solving emerging problems in a creative way. He likes working in the way which gives the biggest advantages to the client and solves emerging issues.
Mateusz – we’re very happy that you are in our team and we wish you a lot of great projects completed with our company!
There isn’t only work in our lives!
Our employees, who are on commissioning in the UK, recently took part in a charity run MIDDLESBROUGH 10K. We are very glad that our employees also after work time, integrate and spend time together.
Our leading value is cooperation. That’s why we do our best for our employees to be pleased, create a great team and spend their time on the commissioning in the best way.
One more time we congratulate our employees ending the run and we have to say that we are happy to have you in our company!
Logimat Trade Fair – memories
It has been some time since the LogiMAT 2022 trade fair. The trade fair brought us many contacts and was an important part of our business development. We look back on this time with pleasure, so below are some memories from our visit this year.
There is still plenty of time left before next year’s Stuttgart trade fair, but we are already sure we’ll be there. We look forward to seeing you at our stand in April 2023!
We can integrate every SCADA system in your company!
Are you concerned about what is happening in your production? Do you need more information in real time? Do you want better management and control?
We can integrate every SCADA system in your company!
We have been implementing SCADA systems since 2010 for the world’s largest companies based on Atvise SCADA, Ignition, WinCC and others.
What can you achieve thanks to it?
- assistance in diagnosing various types of failures,
- real-time information about abnormalities and alarms,
- status archive of all measuring and working devices,
- the possibility of creating process-related reports,
- improvement and increase of production efficiency,
- remote monitoring of the process.
Thanks to the application of the SCADA system together with our company – Stevia Automation, you can be sure that your project will be executed at the highest level.
Write to us and find out how we can improve the control of your system.
Good news from Spain!
We’ve successfully finished our part in new warehouse project for Amazon in Oviedo lately. As a part of a greater team we’ve programmed an advanced sort control system.
It included a product transport and sorting system. The last tests in our areas were successfully completed, in which only a few of our engineers shown in the photo participated. The rest of our Poznań team is already working on another project in the UK.
We’re proud that we can take part in such demanding and responsible projects.
Decide to get virtual commisiong by Emulate 3D!
What can be done to increase confidence that the project will be completed on time and to minimise the number of problems during commissioning on site?
In our opinion, it’s worth to do virtual commissioning in Emulate3D!
What Emulate3D brings to the project:
- Significantly shortens the time of system commissioning,
- Reduces project costs thanks to the verification of design at the preliminary stage,
- Provides the ability to test the system expansion without interfering with the already existing system,
- Enables the verification of design assumptions and the selection of optimal system parameters before the start of implementation.
We prepare a 3D model for every system we make, so that we can be sure of a successful implementation before the physical start-up. We have seen and experienced that this type of approach increases the efficiency of the work and shortens the time of the project.
Creating and programming the control system, we can check our work and the customer can be sure that the project has been done correctly and flawlessly.
Welcome Robert to our team!
We’re glad that ambitious and reliable PLC programmer has been working for us since the beginning of July.
What Robert likes the most about programming is fact that when you write a program, you create something that will have a specific application.
In Robert’s opinion PLC programming is very cool because the code line effects are very real and you can see if the machine or the entire production line is working as planned.
We wish Robert effective development in Stevia and many projects completed successfully with us 🙂
Factory Acceptance Test meeting
Last Tuesday we organized FAT meeting and presented our work including comprehensive control and emulation of intralogistics system.
Thanks to emulation we could show the capacity and test the system without being on-site. Created digital twin was enough to do it.
Everything went good, so we are well prepared for commissioning on-site.
Loading of electrical equipment for the commissioning in Germany
On-site realization of our another big project has begun.
According to the project schedule we’re going to the facility in Germany to start electrical installation assembling.
Every time when we transfer our work from the office to on-site implementation, we feel excited and satisfied.
LogiMat trade show in Stuttgart
LogiMAT in Stuttgart – the biggest intralogistics trade show, is coming up in May.
The event gives a unique opportunity to all major solutions suppliers working in industrial automation specialized in intralogistics to gather in one place and showcase their capabilities.
We are proud to inform you that Stevia Automation will be taking part in the event so if you wish to speak with us or learn more about our solutions, we will be more than happy to chat with you if you happen to be there. Why did they decide to work with us?
Keep following our social media channels and stay tuned for more news from Stevia Automation.
Start new projects
It has been a while since our latest post but we’re back and we’d like to share with you some news about our company!
First of all we would like to share with you some great news!
Our office in Katowice is starting a new challenging project. So far we can reveal that it is a leader of consumer electronics distribution in Europe.
Why did they decide to work with us?
Because of our experience. So far we’ve delivered many control systems for various warehouses throughout Europe and offer our own fast and proven programming standard. Our work is always done by the best specialists and we use the newest solutions. The extensive experience with the web-based Atvise SCADA system was also a big advantage.
Check it here: Atvise SCADA
DemoSim – start new batch
Welcome to the next episode in our video series dedicated to our mobile presentation rig with the particular emphasis on atvise® scada system. Today we want to show you the sequence of starting a production batch and the short overview of the palletizing and wrapping areas.
Stevia Automation is an official integrator of Atvise® Scada. Should you have any questions in relation to Atvise® Scada or any other aspect of the presentation please do not hesitate to contact us.
DemoSim – service control
As mentioned in our previous post, we keep on improving our mobile presentation rig. In today’s video we want to show you our wireless approach to the service control of the automated system via GETAC tablet and Atvise® Scada launched from the Chrome browser.
Stevia Automation is an official integrator of Atvise® Scada. Should you have any questions in relation to Atvise® Scada or any other aspect of the presentation please do not hesitate to contact us.
DemoSim – general system overview
We are working at our recently upgraded mobile presentation rig. Previous version was build in 2019 and had different simulation approach. All system behavior was simulated in the PLC (transfer times, sensor activations, jams etc.) whereas new version uses Emulate 3D software for this purpose.
Stevia Automation is an official integrator of atvise® scada, therefore the system is controlled by this very software. Mobile presentation rig is equipped with some physical gear (key switches, buttons and lamps) to provide some basic interaction but the main purpose of the the rig was to present the capabilities of WEB SCADA, especially its wireless implementation on GETAC tablets. Both atvise® scada (development and runtime) and OPC server handling communication between PLC and SCADA are installed on small PC within the rig.
This is our first video dedicated to mobile atvise® scada presentation rig. Thanks for watching!
Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.
Small conveyor system with Fanuc Robot and Echo Dot 3
We are in preparation to LogiMAT 2022, where we will show a small conveyor system created on 3D Printer. This installation will be also equipped with Fanuc Robot and Echo Dot 3 Voice control system.
Each visitor will have the opportunity to win a gadget on our stand, if he only knows the answer for the question which will be displayed on HMI screen and read by Echo device. The robot will then place the gadget on the first conveyor. The Contestant has to select the correct answer until the system transports the item to the penultimate conveyor. When the answer is correct the gadget will be transported to the last conveyor otherwise the robot will bring it back to the store place.
When no one is taking part in our game, the robot will play alone. What exactly will he do? Let it be a secret.
Prefabrication of control cabinets – electrical tests
Yet another four control cabinets will leave our workshop in the next couple of days. Although the project was demanding (delivering dates), we managed to complete it on time! Today we took the last measurements and did final electrical tests. We must make sure that the cabinets will work reliably for many years
Internal transport system tests in Emulate3D
One of the first projects where we used the Emulate3D environment to test our Stevia’s PLC/SCADA software Standard was a project consisting of transporting trays via a high-speed three-level lift using product tracking to four destinations.
The commissioned system works flawlessly and the tests performed reduced the commissioning of four identical internal transport lines to two weeks.
Design and building of control cabinets
In addition to PLC programming, our Katowice-based team also prefabricates control cabinets, switchgears, control panels, junction boxes and inverter cabinets based on either documentation designed by our engineers or received directly from the customer.
For better price accuracy tenders are preceded by cost estimation of preliminary material lists.
Thanks to the well-established relationship with our suppliers we can offer attractive prices for components and devices used in control cabinet construction.
Check our offer: Control cabinets
Voice control into our material handling demo system
Using the time between projects, we decided to implement voice control into our material handling demo system consisting of a FANUC industrial robot and conveyor system model. Voice control was based on Amazon’s Echo Dot 3 speaker. This, one of the most popular Amazon products, is not only a radio device. It is also a virtual intelligent assistant Alexa with many options which can be used in different ways. In our application we have connected Echo Dot 3 speaker with the Raspberry Pi using NodeRed software and have established Ethernet communication between Raspberry Pi and the Robot controller.
Below find a short video showing the first successful attempts of voice control of a robot program.
We are now working on a second step which is a voice controlled conveyor system with command confirmation feedback to Echo Dot 3 speaker. We will present the results soon.
LogiMAT – International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions
Even though there is still quite a lot of time left, we would like to invite you now to visit our stand at the LogiMAT Stuttgart, the International Trade Show for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management in March next year.
At the fair we are planning to present our offer covering complex automation and robotization services of material handling in warehouses.
In addition, each visitor to our stand will have a unique opportunity to enter the virtual factory thanks to VR technology used with the Emulate3D software.
Finally, we are going to show you a miniature transportation conveyor line with the Fanuc robot, which will deliver our gifts for everyone who takes part in a simple quiz.
Emulate3D + Goggle VR
A production line in a virtual environment? No problem! Prior to on-site commissioning our projects are thoroughly tested using Emulate3D (Industry leading emulation software).
Thanks to our own scripts, we can achieve the exact behaviour of any system element in a virtual environment, allowing us to build and properly test offline the entire, complex material handling systems.
Moreover, Emulate3D integrates with virtual reality glasses which allows us to immerse inside the virtual production hall with the tested system.
Detailed system test reports are coming soon!