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Power switchboards

FIMI Automation offersdesigns and produces the following power switchboard types:

» distribution switchboards;
» MCC switchboards for fixed speed motors;
» switchboards for drives in Direct Current;
» low voltage Alternating Current motors;
» switchboards for stand-alone Alternating Current drives or in DC-Bus configuration.

Automation Level 1

Represents the operational center of the production line. The main component is PLC, an industrial digital computer adapted for the control of manufacturing processes. In order to allow operators to monitor and control the production line, it is possible to place:

» operator pulpit, that allow the movement of some components of the production line;
» operator panels, graphic supervision systems that allow operators to perform short localized production processes;
» HMI Station, located on the main operator pulpit, allow operators to:
  • Manually enter production data;
  • Monitor and supervise the entire production process;
  • Receive information regarding faults and or anomalies;
  • Receive information coming from safety system.

Automation Level 2

It is dedicated to collect production data coming from Customers production planning system. Given the variety of business management systems currently on the market, over the years we have developed the ability to offer different solutions for specific customer needs. Level 2 system is intended to exchange and to manage coils and production information providing the following main functions:

» operator Receive PDI from Level 3;
» Store PDI to be send to the finishing line;
» Allow modification and manipulation of PDI data;
» Input PDI in case Level 3 is not available;
» Send the PDI data to the finishing line;
» Store PDO from finishing line;
» Generate PDO reports (shift, day, month);
» Monitor alarm and record alarm status of finishing line;
» Send PDO data to the Level 3 system;
» Track material.

Integrated systems

FIMI Automation is able to offer an integrated Level 1 and Level 2 automation system that groups together the most sophisticated technological commands. The controlling system is implemented on a microprocessor platform and on a personal computer.

The basic hardware configuration for the system, mounted on a single electric cubicle, includes the following components:

» a µP platform to control Level 1 system (the number of CPUs depends on the application to be automated);
» personal computer for Level 1 HMI system;
» personal computer and server with database for Level 2 and related HMI system;
» personal computer for acquisition and elaboration of process data;
» personal computer as engineering station.

Other optional devices can be added according to the particular application or request. The system can be easily integrated on an automation plant using international standard communication protocols such as Profinet, Profibus DP, Ethernet TCP/IP, etc.

Robotics

FIMI Automation is also specialized in the design and production of robotized islands for different applications.
Thanks to the know-how acquired over the years, the company is state-of-the-art in this sector too, which is playing an increasingly important role worldwide.

The robotized islands made by FIMI Automation enable a productivity increase by reducing processing times and guaranteeing the maximum safety for operators in the workplace.

The main application of FIMI Automation’s robotized islands is in the coating of metals or plastic parts.