Process analysis with ibaCapture
Keep an eye on the entire plant with process specific camera monitoring
Usually, the operator does not have a free view on all components and aggregates from the control panel of a rolling mill. This is why camera systems are used in the field of process monitoring. Thus, disturbances in the process can be identified from the control panel and appropriate countermeasures can be taken.
For preventing disturbances in the process that have occurred once and should be prevented in the future, the root causes of these disturbances have to be identified. Recording the camera signals simultaneously to the process signals is a proven method for identifying these root causes. The project comprised the installation of ibaCapture and ibaPDA in a wire rod mill.
recording of process and video signals
determination of root causes
ibaPDA and ibaCapture record process and video signals time synchronously. For this purpose, ibaCapture sends synchronization signals to ibaPDA that are recorded simultaneously to the measurement data. In addition to the common analog and IP cameras, GigE cameras with a frame rate of up to 300 fps were used for acquiring the rapid processes in a wire rod mill. This is the foundation for a comprehensive online and offline analysis of the process behavior.
"Recording video and process data in a synchronized way allows comprehensive root cause analyses when your process doesn’t work as intended."