APCon

APCon – Abrasive Process Control

Your path to the digital future

With APCon, we offer you a process optimisation system with which you can monitor and control your blasting system online. In future, you will have both important key figures for consumption, and complete documentation, real time analyses and much more available at a glance. So, by continual optimisation, you can increase your productivity and make the blasting process very economical.
 

Advantages

APCon

Advantages for your blasting process

Documentation
Precise monitoring of the blasting process at all times, incl. recording the data
Energy efficiency
Revealing savings potential and therefore long-term optimisation of the energy consumption
Economic viability
Optimisation of use of blasting abrasive amongst other things, for economically optimised operation of the blasting system
  • APCon - Everything at a glance No more performance fluctuations during blasting
    • Web-based access at any time via PC, tablet, or smartphone
    • Monitoring, control, and regulation on a single digital platform
    • Relives the strain on personnel
    • Reliable performance indicators for decision-makers Comprehensive and clear representation
  • Consistent quality during blasting It’s the result that counts. Parameters such as roughness depths or Almen values can be precisely documented and screening processes are entered directly into the system.
    • Reproducible blasting results
    • Consistent product quality
    • Complete documentation of the blasting process
    • Ensuring the highest surface quality
    • All relevant data can be accessed at the push of a button (e.g. for customer audits)
  • Stable blasting process APCon is in constant communication with the blasting silo and thus ensures optimal use of the blasting abrasive.
    • Precise replenishment of blasting abrasive
    • Automatic regulation of the fill level
    • Ensuring a stable operating mixture
    • Efficient use of blasting abrasive
  • Constant monitoring of the air separation Alongside the turbines, the air separation numbers among the most important components in a modern blasting system. The speed measurement of the airflow in the air separation provides precise information about the condition of the blasting abrasive mixture.
    • Real-time measurement of the extraction speed
    • Analysis of changes to the process parameters
    • Early detection of possible system faults
    • Ensuring an optimum operating mixture for a stable process
  • Blasting turbines provide feedback Feedback regarding any type of deviation from the target range. Necessary maintenance is indicated early and can thus be planned.
    • Full transparency regarding the actual status
    • Detection of performance losses
    • Wear minimisation and damage prevention
    • Digitised maintenance log with automatic system assessment
  • APCon can be used universally Retrofitting is possible on all common blasting systems without access to the system controls. Performance and characteristic data is logged directly on the system using its own sensors.
    • The basis for a sustainable TCO calculation
    • Provision of reports and forecasts based on performance indicators
    • System-wide process transparency
    • Data-oriented process optimisation
  • Smart consumption monitoring Automatic consumption monitoring is done via the APCon silo. This ensures intelligent replenishment through direct communication with the primary silo of the blasting system. Replenished volumes are automatically weighed and documented.
    • Intelligent replenishment for a stable process
    • Precise measurement of the blasting abrasive consumption
    • Constant fill level regulation  

USP

APCon

The successful combination

Sensors:
Modern sensors monitor the processes of the blasting system and record numerous data

Software:
The APCon software analyses and processes the incoming data, to highlight inefficient processes and identify optimisation potential

Knowledge & service:
Thanks to years of experience, Würth recognises economic weak points and helps to evaluate the data and continually optimise the process

Testimonials

What our customers say about APCon

  • With APCon, we now constantly achieve the best blasting results and obtain valuable data on the economic efficiency of the process. If anything is threatening to get out of hand, we are informed in good time and can intervene immediately. Due to the now very stable blasting process, we have already been able to achieve significant saving potential in energy and blasting abrasive consumption - further savings potential through APCon have been shown via reliable data. Our system operators are also very satisfied because APCon significantly lightens their workload.
    Dr. Stephan Kölschbach Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Specialty Steel GmbH & Co. KG
  • Process transparency is extremely important for the management of a company. This is the only way to exploit the significant economic advantages. That is why we chose APCon.
    Dipl.-Ing. Eckhard Winter Eisengiesserei Baumgarte GmbH
  • The process transparency due to APCon also allows fault isolation in other areas of the process chain. Due to the stable blasting process, casting defects for example are easier to recognise and can be assigned more clearly.
    Malte Lüking Karl Casper GmbH & Co. KG
  • By collecting and interpreting the data delivered by APCon, we and the people at Würth were able to reduce the usage of abrasives by over 50% without a loss of surface quality. The permanent monitoring of the blasting process also helped us to further reduce unplanned outages. With the underlying data we are convinced that we’ll be able to adapt faster and better to the growing requirements in the future.
    Michael Jost Kubota Baumaschinen GmbH

Contact

Start your digital future with us

Your contact person

Albert Miller
Key-Account-Manager Tel. 0261 - 876 700 - 32
Mobil 0160 - 7272 755
miller(at)eisenwerk-wuerth.de

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