Ecoclean Connect Monitors, Optimizes Parts Cleaning Processes
Cloud-based system optimizes acquisition of parts cleaning data for monitoring and documenting parts cleaning processes.
Ecoclean Connect displays all system and process data on a desktop or tablet.
Defined data generated by the cleaning system’s control unit is transmitted to the cloud in encrypted form via a secure connection. The data is stored, evaluated, analyzed and intelligently linked in the IoT platform using the latest technologies and infrastructures, the company says.
The digitalization tool creates added value in a variety of areas, including condition monitoring where it displays system status based on online data. Process visualization includes preselections and step sequence display; operating data history; overview of key performance indicators (KPI) such as utilization and effectiveness; message archive; and statistics.
Documentation includes an overview of all cleaning processes performed; individual cleaning process reports (including process parameters); management of cleaning programs with version history and reporting; a library for all key documents related to the system; and a timeline for important events.
Production Planning includes a display of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) as well as availability and utilization; overview of runtime and throughput; monitoring of all machines in the system independent of time and place (fleet management); and message statistics.
Users can monitor predictive maintenance via a display of system status at any time in the future; targeted maintenance forecast for pumps, heaters, butterfly valves and filters; maintenance recommendations for drawing up maintenance plans; and automated maintenance instructions.
The system features a connection to higher level control structures via common interface protocols; optimized interface to Ecoclean Service; and automatic email notification service. The data is displayed in a clear and simple way via a dashboard on a desktop or tablet, the company says.
To meet different user needs and requirements, Ecoclean Connect is available in three packages — comfort, premium and premium plus.
Protect parts against rust in an efficient and sustainable way.
Although not every shop has been affected by cleanliness specifications, many suppliers to automotive OEMs are already complying with stringent cleanliness standards. In Ford Motor Co.’s case, it has created its own cleanliness standards in order to save money and credibility.
The aim is to assess and compare the technical cleanliness of parts produced by different manufacturers or at different locations.