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Bucket Wheel Reclaimer Reeler Tuning

Data acquisition with ibaPDA and EtherNet/IP

iba Oceania designed and implemented a data logging and analysis package to assist in fault finding and tuning of a Reclaimer Reeler control scheme. The Reelers on this machine had been historically problematic, causing production delays and damage to the drive system clutches. The data analysis allowed the engineering team to clearly identify flaws in the existing control scheme. This allowed control improvements to be developed offline, designed to specifically target the issues identified in the data analysis. The new control program was installed and the iba system used to assist in commissioning and tuning the new control improvements. It has resulted in a significant improvement in machine reliability and productivity. The iba system has proved itself to be an invaluable tool for both engineers and operators to monitor and maintain their machine.

Business Benefits

High speed data acquisition
allows for fast and accurate control system analysis and tuning

Data continuously recorded
without the need for triggering

Acts like a "black box"
for your drive system


The Technology


The Reelers are driven by VVVF drives, controlled by a Rockwell PLC. The iba system is connected to the PLC via an Ethernet/IP interface which allows monitoring of all the control system variables and drive control signals.

"Virtual" signals were used within ibaPDA to apply further processing algorithms to the raw PLC signals. Convenient and powerful data analysis in ibaAnalyzer helped to identify existing issues and to remove them.

iba Products


ibaPDA

Élément central du système iba, ibaPDA s’impose depuis des années comme l’un des systèmes de saisie de données les plus polyvalents au service de la maintenance et de la production. Parmi ses fonctions les plus convaincantes, on retrouve notamment son architecture client-serveur, l’enregistrement flexible ou la facilité de configuration grâce à Auto-Detect.

ibaAnalyzer

ibaAnalyzer se distingue par ses nombreuses fonctionnalités d’analyse et d’évaluation. L’application offre un fonctionnement intuitif et de nombreuses fonctions complexes. La licence nécessaire pour modifier les fichiers de mesure générés avec le système iba est gratuit.


ibaPDA is a PC-based system to centrally record data. The recording can be made to store data continuously or event based. The data is filed as so-called DAT-files and can be analysed, processed and archived with the ibaAnalyzer software tool which is free of charge. An efficient report generator allows for the creation of customized analytical reports. ibaPDA-Interface-Ethernet-IP allows for data to be captured using the Ethernet/IP protocol over TCP/IP for Rockwell PLCs.
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