A user-friendly HMI display
The new vacuum transport system control panel features a new, user-friendly HMI touchscreen, bringing benefits both for the customer and for Marel.
For each system in an installation, the HMI screen presents a clear dashboard of pressure values, pump speed and the current step in the process. A system of alarms, color-coded for severity, warns of operational problems such as too much material at a given collection point. Errors can be traced quickly, avoiding costly excessive downtime.
The HMI display will also identify those collection points where little or no material accumulates and automatically adapt its program. More time is therefore available for busier collection points, increasing overall operating efficiency and potentially reducing energy inputs.
For Marel, the new control panel means vacuum systems are easier to configure and quicker to install on site. Once the vacuum system has been fully installed, a simple VPN connection allows a Marel engineer based remotely to see exactly what a plant’s own engineers see. If there is an issue with a vacuum system and local engineers need help, a Marel specialist can log in and advise. Any downtime of the vacuum system is therefore kept to an absolute minimum.