PROTOTYPE

3D Profiling & Image Processing Applications

Technologies: WINDOWS, PLC, LIDAR, SENSOR FUSION

Keywords: PROFILING, PROCESS OPTIMIZATION, QUALITY

Microtecna developed different profiling & Image processing solutions using 3D lidars and other scanning technologies. 
These solutions are fully customized on customer’s needs in terms of accuracy, costs and performances.
They can be based both on industrial-grade devices or on embedded technologies and can be integrated in automation architectures or IPC-based architectures.

Data Logging Platform

Technologies: WEB, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS

Keywords: PRODUCTION, LOGISTICS, QUALITY, PDA, TRACEABILITY

Industrial IT Platform capable to acquire customizable sets of production data directly from machines’ PLC and automatically relate them inside a unique hi-performance database.

This solution can be fully customized by the customer himself and can record any kind of event (such as alarms) or process data and correlate them to unique identification keys in order to fully describe a product-instance history and guarantee its traceability.

Authorized operators can access and analyse these data by using local HMIs or a secure web-based interface.

AGVs for Hospitals Beds Transporting

Technologies: IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS, SENSOR FUSION, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY, WIFI, LIDARS

Keywords: LOGISTICS, AGV

Using the powerful Microtecna’s MLP Platform, we created automated guided vehicles electronics and control solutions to transport beds inside hospitals. These AGVs modify their shape depending on the bed and have omni-directional capabilities. They can operate safely with people around them.

Anti Overturning System

Technologies: POWER-PC, RTOS, SENSORS, KALMAN FILTERING, SAFETY

Keywords: SAFETY, TRACEABILITY, PLUG N’ PLAY

Compact embedded sensor able to automatically determine and notify the approach of rollover conditions.

Developed for industrial vehicles environment, this solution is based on sensor-fusion technologies combined with built-in dynamic models of the vehicle to observe.

Process & Energy Monitoring Platform

Technologies: DCS, PLC, RDBMS, LINUX, SENSORS, FIELDBUS

Keywords: PRODUCTION, QUALITY, CONDITION MONITORING, PDA, PROCESS CONTROL, ENERGY

Integrated production and energy monitoring system tailored to optimize consumptions and reduce product-related costs.

This solution gathers large amounts of data from third-party machines and PLCs and automatically correlates them in order to calculate KPIs that provide critical informations for optimizing production recipes in real-time and perform condition monitoring on single machines.

Automatic Helicopter Centering and Weighing System

Technologies: WINDOWS, RDBMS, SENSOR FUSION, POINT CLOUDS, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY, LIDARS

Keywords: QUALITY, TRACEABILITY, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

An hybrid (PC/PLC) solution to perform automatic estimations of helicopters Center of Gravity. Once the helicopter is loaded on vertical moving platforms provided with hi-accuracy industrial-grade load cells, the system changes heli’s attitude and uses multiple LIDARS (moved through hi-accuracy motion control devices) to determine the aerial-vehicle position.

All these data are fused in order to obtain an hi-accuracy evaluation of masses and COG position in 3D. 

All process data are stored on internal databases and the platform is interfaced with an external MES solution.Safety is guaranteed using industrial SAFE-PLC technologies.

Automatic Screwing System

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATOR

Keywords: SCREWING, QUALITY, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A smart integrated solution to manage the screwing process on production lines.
Once the tasks are loaded from the MES (tailored by Microtecna), an hybrid system (PLC/IPC) guides operators using a Poka-Yoke approach on multiple touch-screens. The system controls external screwing devices in real-time and stores all the data on an internal database. Once each operation is finished all the data are synchronized with MES to guarantee fully traceability of the screwing process. 

Babbling Trainer

Technologies: ARM, RTOS, SENSORS, RDBMS, WINDOWS, COMPUTER VISION, SENSOR FUSION, IMU, BLUETOOTH

Keywords: SCAN, PLAY, PLUG N’ PLAY, TRACEABILITY

A smart solution to help people affected with stuttering diseases to train themself while playing interactive games.

The patient plays a specifically designed videogame and, during the activity session, embedded sensors acquires acustical, optical and movement data in order to evaluate synchronization between lips movements, body movements and sounds produced by the patient itself.

All the data are analysed by proprietary algorithms and results are stored in databases where the doctor can identify the best couse of care.

Calipers Coating Plant Control & Management

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, MOTION CONTROL, ROBOT, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATOR

Keywords: COATING, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A complete software solution tailored to manage and control brake-calipers’ coating lines.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC/IPC), this system manages multiple automation devices (robots, handling systems, safety devices, rollers, …) and external machines to guarantee the maximum production output and quality. The operators interact with the system using GUIs on multiple touch-screens. The system stores all the process-data on an internal database. The solution can be integrated with MES to guarantee fully traceability of the production process. 

CATware Platform

Technologies: WEB, IPC, MOBILE, WEARABLE, RDBMS, WINDOWS, ANDROID, RFID, BARCODE, SENSORS, COMPUTER VISION, WIFI

Keywords: PDA, TRACEABILITY, NATURAL UI, PROCESS CONTROL, STATISTICS

TLC devices reconditioning traceability platform optimized for usage by personnel affected by various forms of disability.
Entirely based on simple mobile-based UI and wearable devices, this platform can acquire extensive process and technological data and store them inside databases where custom algorithms continuously updates KPIs and extract various statistical informations that drive production optimization and sales strategies.

Classification Frameworks

Technologies: WINDOWS, RTOS, SENSORS, COMPUTER VISION, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY

Keywords: SORTING, TRACEABILITY

Hybrid frameworks capable to manage scientific-tailored algorithms to sort object classes and dispatch them in apposite containers at  very high frequencies.

These solution are composed of a Windows based RTOS where sensors’ data are acquired at very high speed and RTC operations are performed. These system communicate (in hard-real-time) with hi-performance PLCs that manage the sorting operations through motion control technologies and hi-speed I/Os.

The PLCs are also provided with integrated and certified safety solutions.

Control & Management of Aerospace Simulators

Technologies: IPC, PLC, MOTION CONTROL, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY

Keywords: SIMULATOR, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, PDA

An hardware/software solution tailored to manage and control aerospace simulators.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC/IPC), this system manages multiple automation devices (handling systems, safety devices, …) to guarantee the maximum safety and simulation quality. 
The solution can be integrated with a external simulation softwares.
The operators interact with the system using multiple GUIs and devices. Different sensors recognize operators’ presence and automatically manages safety and manual operations. The solution is integrated with an internal PDA module (developed by Microtecna) to guarantee fully traceability of the production process and perform condition monitoring on each machine.

Control & Management of Automatic Warping Machines

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, MOTION CONTROL, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY, CNC

Keywords: WARPING, THREAD, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A complete hardware/software solution tailored to control automatic sectional warping machines.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC/IPC), this system manages various automation devices (robots, handling systems, Jaquard machines, safety devices, …) to guarantee the maximum production output, safety and quality. The operators interact with the system using a PC-based GUI that can integrate a custom-built software (developed by Microtecna) to manage spool racks and organize operation sequences. Different sensors and lidars recognize operators presence and automatically manages safety and manual operations (using SLS and STL technologies). The system stores all the process-data on a local database. The solution can be integrated with external MES systems to guarantee fully traceability of the production process and perform condition monitoring on each machine. 

Control & Management of Climatic Test Rooms

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY

Keywords: TEST, CLIMATIC, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A complete hardware/software solution tailored to manage and control different types of climatic test rooms with a single software framework.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC/IPC), this system manages multiple automation devices and sensors to guarantee the maximum test performances and quality. 
The operators interact with the system using multiple GUIs. The system stores all the process-data on an internal scalable database. The solution is integrated with an internal PDA module (developed by Microtecna) to guarantee full traceability of the test process and perform condition monitoring on each machine. The solution can be integrated with external MES systems.

Control & Management of Flowpacks

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY

Keywords: FLOWPACK, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A complete hardware/software solution tailored to manage and control different types of flowpack machines using a single software framework.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC/IPC), this system manages multiple automation devices and sensors to guarantee the maximum packaging performances and quality. 
The operators interact with the system using multiple GUIs. The system stores all the process-data on an internal scalable database. The solution is integrated with an internal PDA module (developed by Microtecna) to guarantee full traceability of the production process and perform condition monitoring on each machine. The solution can be integrated with external MES systems.

Control & Management of Glass Working Machines

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, MOTION CONTROL, ROBOT, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY

Keywords: GLASS, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A complete HW/SW solution tailored to manage and control different types of glass working machines (e.g. squaring, drilling, milling and washing machines, …) with a single software framework. Based on multiple technological layers (SAFE/PLC/IPC), this system manages multiple automation devices (robots, handling, safety devs, rollers, …) to guarantee the maximum production output, safety and quality. When necessary the solution can be integrated with a custom CNC solution (developed by MTE) and CAD/CAM softwares. The operators interact with the system using multiple GUIs. Different sensors recognize operators presence and automatically manages safety and manual operations. The system stores all the process-data on database. The solution is integrated with a PDA module (developed by MTE) to guarantee fully traceability of the process and perform condition monitoring on each machine. The solution can be integrated with external MES systems.

Control & Management of Hairpin Forming Machines

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, MOTION CONTROL, ROBOT, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY, CNC

Keywords: HAIRPIN, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A complete hardware/software solution tailored to control different types of CNC-based hairpin-forming machines with a single software framework. Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC/CNC), this system manages various automation devices (robots, handling systems, safety devices, …) to guarantee the maximum production output, safety and quality. The operators interact with the system using a PC-based GUI that can integrate a custom-built CAD/CAM software (developed by Microtecna). Different optical sensors and lidars recognize operators presence and automatically manages safety and manual operations (using SLS and STL technologies). The system stores all the process-data on a local database. The solution can be integrated with external MES systems to guarantee fully traceability of the production process and perform condition monitoring on each machine. 

Control & Management of Sheet Metal Handling Machines

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, MOTION CONTROL, ROBOT, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY

Keywords: SHEET METAL, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

Many hardware/software solutions tailored to manage and control different types of sheet-metal handling machines (e.g. nesting-unloaders, carts, Automated Warehouses, …) with optimized software frameworks.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC), these system manages multiple automation devices (robots, handling systems, safety devices, …) to guarantee the maximum production output, safety and quality. The operators interact with the system using multiple GUIs. Different optical sensors and lidars recognize operators presence and automatically manages safety and manual operations. The system can archive all the process-data on databases. The solution can be integrated with external MES systems to guarantee fully traceability of the production process and perform condition monitoring on each machine. 

Control of Winding Machines for Electric Transformers

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, MOTION CONTROL, ROBOT, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY

Keywords: WINDING, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A complete hardware/software solution tailored to manage and control multiple different winding machines with a single software framework.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC/IPC), this system manages multiple automation devices (robots, handling systems, safety devices, …) to guarantee the maximum production output, safety and quality. The operators interact with the system using a SCADA-based GUI. Different optical sensors and lidars recognize operators presence and automatically manages safety and manual operations (using SLS and STL technologies). The system stores all the process-data on a remote database. The solution is integrated with a MES (developed by Microtecna) to guarantee fully traceability of the production process and perform condition monitoring on each machine. 

Control & Management of Wood Panel Production Machines

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, MOTION CONTROL, ROBOT, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY

Keywords: WOOD, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A complete hardware/software solution tailored to manage and control different types of wood-panels production machines (e.g. composition lines, squaring machines, ovens, …) with a single software framework.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC), this system manages multiple automation devices (robots, handling systems, safety devices, rollers, …) to guarantee the maximum production output, safety and quality. The operators interact with the system using multiple GUIs. Different optical sensors and lidars recognize operators presence and automatically manages safety and manual operations (using SLS and STL technologies). The system stores all the process-data on a remote database. The solution is integrated with an external PDA system (ACDL: developed by Microtecna) to guarantee fully traceability of the production process and perform condition monitoring on each machine. 

Distributed Warehouse Solution

Technologies: WEB, MOBILE, RDBMS, WINDOWS, ANDROID, RFID, BARCODE, SENSORS, COMPUTER VISION

Keywords: LOGISTICS, TRACEABILITY, STATISTICS

Web/Mobile Platform capable to trace and organize on-field warehouses and related contents in large building construction contexts. The system is able to tag, recognize and track different kind of objects (from toolboxes to cranes) and locate them in large remote construction sites. Operators can both manage internal warehouses and on-site warehouses using a powerful web-based interface and simple-to-use industrial grade mobile devices provided with various identification technologies (e.g. RFID, Cameras, Data Matrix readers, …).

All the data are stored in a unique secure cloud-based database.

Electrical Generators Test Bench Platform

Technologies: SAFETY, WINDOWS, RDBMS, SENSOR FUSION, POINT CLOUDS

Keywords: SAFETY, QUALITY, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A hybrid (PLC/IPC) platform tailored to manage test session on electrical generators.
The solutions is composed of a SAFE-PLC that continuously check plant and operators’ security through various industrial-grade safety sensors. At the same time PC-based services acquire and dispatch all the informations necessary to control and observe the test processes. These informations and all safety/process events are stored in a hi-performance certified database. Operators control and monitor the system via multiple web-interfaces and the system is connected with factory’s MES (tailored by Microtecna).

Electric Transformers Test Laboratory Management System

Technologies: SAFETY, WINDOWS, RDBMS, SENSOR FUSION, POINT CLOUDS

Keywords: SAFETY, QUALITY, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A hybrid (PLC/IPC) web-platform tailored to manage an electric-transformers’ test laboratory.
The solutions is composed of multiple SAFE-PLCs that continuously check plant and operators’ security through various industrial-grade safety sensors. At the same time PC-based services acquires and dispatches all the informations necessary to control and observe the test processes. These informations and all safety and process events are stored in a hi-performance certified database. Operators control and monitor the system via multiple web-interfaces and the system is connected with factory’s MES.

Electric Transformers Winding Lines Manager

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, RDBMS, FIELDBUS

Keywords: QUALITY, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES, PDA, CONDITION MONITORING

An IT solution tailored in order to automatically manage electric transformers production’s processes.
The system is composed of a central server, multiple client nodes and a terminal node on each machine. It’s main functionalities are the creation and automatic deployment of recipes and production orders, process data acquisition, traceability and machines’ condition monitoring.

Glass Processing Lines Management Platform

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, RFID, BARCODE, SENSORS, FIELDBUS

Keywords: PROCESS CONTROL, PDA, CONDITION MONITORING, TRACEABILITY, MES INTEGRATION

Hybrid Modular Platform (PLC/PC) created to transform single glass-processing machines in a full-automatic line.
The system can be integrated with external ERP/MES and CAD/CAM in order to synchronize all the informations about job-lists and CNC programs to process on each glass instance. This solution reduces the operators efforts to minimum and manages all machines operations automatically. It is also able to perform PDA and condition monitoring activities.

Glasses Support Coating Control & Management

Technologies: PLC, RDBMS, MOTION CONTROL, ROBOT, FIELDBUS, SENSOR FUSION

Keywords: COATING, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION, PDA, HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

A complete PLC software solution tailored to control glasses-support-rods coating lines.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC), this system manages multiple automation devices (robots, handling systems, safety devices, rollers, …) and interfaces with external machines to guarantee the maximum production output and quality. The system is provided with an automatic paint-flow management system based on sensor-fusion technologies and  algorithms developed by Microtecna’s engineers
The operators interact with the system using GUIs on multiple touch-screens. The system stores all the process-data on an internal database. The solution can be integrated with MES to guarantee fully traceability of the production process. 

Heavy AGVs for Sheet Metal Transport

Technologies: IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS, SENSOR FUSION, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY, WIFI, LIDARS

Keywords: LOGISTICS, AGV, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, TRAFFIC CONTROL , ERP/MES INTEGRATION, PDA

Using the powerful Microtecna’s MLP Platform, we have been able to create automated guided vehicles tailored to transport sheet metal between warehouses and production machines (laser-cutting, punching, …). These AGVs can operate safely with people around them. Our Navigation System allows simple plant deployments with minimum impact on the industrial environment where it will be used. The system is controlled by a single Control Station that automatically manages process flows, missions, traffic issues and ERP integration. The plant can be integrated with built-in control systems that manages the production lines using additional PLCs provided by Microtecna. The system can be integrated with external MESs and ERPs.

Heavy Duty AGVs

Technologies: IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS, SENSOR FUSION, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY, WIFI, LIDARS

Keywords: LOGISTICS, AGV, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, TRAFFIC CONTROL , ERP/MES INTEGRATION, PDA

Using the powerful Microtecna’s MLP Platform, we are able to create automated guided vehicles tailored to transport heavy and delicate masses like aeronautical frames. These AGVs have omni-directional capabilities and can operate safely with people around them. Our Natural Navigation System allows simple plant deployments with minimum impact on the industrial environment where it will be used. The system is controlled by a single Control Station that automatically manages process flows, missions, traffic issues and ERP integration. The plant can be integrated with built-in control system that manages the production lines using additional PLCs provided by Microtecna. The system can be integrated with external MESs and ERPs.

Heli UAV Control and Navigation System

Technologies: POWER PC, RDBMS, LINUX, RTOS, SENSOR FUSION, KALMAN FILTERING, OPTIMAL CONTROL, WIFI

Keywords: UAV, NAVIGATION, OUTDOOR

An Optimal Control and Extended Kalman Filtering embedded solution for helicopter unmanned aerial vehicles.

Entirely based on power-pc architecture this system integrate sensor fusion technologies using IMU, GPS, sonar and 3D magnetometer in order to guarantee the maximum observational performances.

The system is able to communicate with ground-based control stations using long-range network devices.

IDRA Platform

Technologies: WEB, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS, EMBEDDED

Keywords: NAVIGATION, PDA, TRACEABILITY, CONDITION MONITORING, HARSH ENVIRONMENTS, PLUG N’ PLAY

Industrial hybrid (Automation/IT) Platform capable to monitor and acquire navigation data using sensor-fusion technologies. 
IDRA is a next-generation rugged, multi-channel, plug n’play, winch line control, wireline monitoring and tensiometer instrumentation platform integrated with IMU and GPS sensors.
Optimized for harsh-environments and demanding commercial and oceanographic applications this platform can acquire all process data and storage them in secure cloud servers in order to provide solid traceability and condition monitoring informations.

Industrial AGVs for Bodyshells Transport

Technologies: IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS, SENSOR FUSION, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY, WIFI, LIDARS

Keywords: LOGISTICS, AGV, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, TRAFFIC CONTROL , ERP/MES INTEGRATION, PDA

Using the powerful Microtecna’s MLP Platform, we created automated guided vehicles able to transport automotive bodysheels on proper skids. These AGVs have omni-directional capabilities and can operate safely with people around it. Our Natural Navigation System allows simple plant deployments with minimum impact on the industrial environment where it will be used. The system is controlled by a single Control Station that automatically manages process flows, missions, traffic issues and ERP integration. The plant can be integrated with built-in control system that manages the production lines using additional PLCs provided by Microtecna.

The system can be integrated with external MESs and ERPs.

Industrial AGVs for Automatic Looms Management

Technologies: IPC, PLC, MOBILE, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS, SENSOR FUSION, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY, WIFI, LIDARS

Keywords: LOGISTICS, AGV, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, TRAFFIC CONTROL , ERP/MES INTEGRATION, PDA

Using the powerful Microtecna’s MLP Platform, we created special automated guided vehicles able to load and unload beamlets from/to production looms and warehouses. These AGVs have omni-directional capabilities and can operate safely with people around it. Our Natural Navigation System allows simple plant deployments with minimum impact on the industrial environment where it will be used. It is very accurate (vehicles are approx. 3.5 m long, 0.6 m wide and can operate inside loom-corridors 0.9 m wide). The system is controlled by a single Control Station that automatically manages process flows, missions, traffic issues and ERP integration. The plant is also integrated with an external warehouse control system that manages the beamlets’ I/O. The system is integrated with an external ERP for process data synchronizations. Operators make request to the system using rugged mobile devices provided by Microtecna.

Industrial AGVs with Rollers

Technologies: IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS, SENSOR FUSION, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY, WIFI, LIDARS

Keywords: LOGISTICS, AGV, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, TRAFFIC CONTROL , ERP/MES INTEGRATION, PDA

Using the powerful Microtecna’s MLP Platform, we created compact automated guided vehicles able to transport production materials on proper (and customizable) rollers. These AGVs have omni-directional capabilities and can operate safely with people around it. Our Natural Navigation System allows simple plant deployments with minimum impact on the industrial environment where it will be used. The system is controlled by a single Control Station that automatically manages process flows, missions, traffic issues and ERP integration. The plant is also integrated with a built-in roller control system that manages the production lines’ rollers using PLCs and Inverters provided by Microtecna. The system can be integrated with external MESs and ERPs.

Industrial Cranes Control & Safety

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, MOTION CONTROL, ROBOT, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY

Keywords: CRANE, GANTRY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, MES INTEGRATION

A complete hardware/software solution tailored to control and manage safety of industrial cranes.
Given Microtecna’s expertise in optimal control & observation, this solution integrates custom-built algorithms to minimize load oscillations during crane’s movements.

Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC), this system manages all automation devices to guarantee the maximum performances and safety. The operators interact with the system using Wifi Joysticks and web-based GUIs. Different optical sensors and lidars recognize operators presence and automatically manages safety and manual operations (using SLS and STL technologies). The solution can be integrated with external MES to guarantee fully traceability of the production process and perform condition monitoring on the machine. 

Labeling Machine Control and Management System

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, LASER

Keywords: LABELING, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION

Complete PC/PLC solution that manages label creation process using laser-marking technologies.
Once the labels are programmed and loaded from the MES (tailored by Microtecna), a hybrid system (PLC/IPC) controls an external laser and all related automation to create custom labels on aluminium plates. The sy
stem archives all the data on an internal database. Once each operation is finished all the data are synchronized with MES to guarantee fully traceability of the labeling process. 

Microtecna Logistic Platform (MLP)

Technologies: WINDOWS, RDBMS, RTOS, SENSOR FUSION, POINT CLOUDS, KALMAN FILTERING, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY, WIFI

Keywords: LOGISTICS, AGV, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, TRAFFIC CONTROL

A vast platform design and produced in order to manage complex AGV-based logistics processes.

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Metallurgical Measurement Platform

Technologies: ARM, RTOS, SENSORS, SAFETY, ENCRYPTION, WEB, RDBMS, WINDOWS, WIFI

Keywords: HARSH ENVIRONMENTS, TRACEABILITY, PLUG N’ PLAY, QUALITY

Compact and smart platform able to perform real-time measurements of various physical quantities related to metallurgical processes. Based on custom electronics created and certified for harsh environment, this platform can perform tests and automatically store the acquired data inside a unique database. Data communication and storage are encrypted in order to guarantee the maximum safety. Operators can easily access the platform from notebooks of smartphones using a web-based interface.

M.O.P.A. (Maintenance Operations & Planning Application)

Technologies: WEB, WINDOWS, IPC, MOBILE, RDBMS, RFID, BARCODE

Keywords: MES INTEGRATION, PDA, CONDITION MONITORING, TRACEABILITY

Hybrid Platform (Web/Mobile) created to manage maintenance operations inside industrial environments.The system performs activities’ planning and execution management, tracks operators’ work and helps maintenance costs classification. It can be integrated with external ERP/MES. It is also able to perform condition monitoring activities. Operators can use both a Web application or Mobile devices (or smartphones) to interact with the platform with minimum effort.

Optimal Drill Control Application

Technologies: WINDOWS, PLC, MOTION CONTROL, SENSOR FUSION

Keywords: DRILLING, PROCESS OPTIMIZATION

An optimal control algorithm developed by Microtecna’s engineers to guarantee the best drilling results in terms of performances and/or durability of tools. This solution can be integrated in different types of drilling machines where the operator can choose (at runtime) what kind of optimization the system must apply (e.g. ECO/COMFORT/BOOST).

PDA & CNC Programs Management Platform

Technologies: WEB, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS

Keywords: PDA, TRACEABILITY, CONDITION MONITORING, STATISTICS, ERP/MES INTEGRATION, LOGISTICS, QUALITY

Fully extensible Hybrid Platform (PLC/IPC) capable to manage process data acquisitions and CNC-machines programs inside complex industrial environments. 
This platform is entirely integrated with production machines via fieldbuses, sensors (on old machines) and acquisition nodes in order to automatically perform process data acquisitions. CNC programs can be easily organized using the system as a repository and can be automatically dispatched to single machines. The system offers a web-based user interface. The platform stores all the data in hi-performance databases and offers extended process control and traceability featu
res, condition monitoring, statistical and quality analysis. This platform can be fully integrated with existing ERP/MES applications.

Professional Training Schools Management Platform

Technologies: WEB, RDBMS, LINUX

Keywords: ERP, STATISTICS

Customized ERP Web Platform realized to manage complex administration & management processes related to professional schools located in various geographical areas and characterized by a high heterogeneity of application fields. 

Revamping of AGV-based Beam Transport Systems

Technologies: IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS, SENSOR FUSION, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY, WIFI

Keywords: LOGISTICS, AGV, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, ERP/MES INTEGRATION, PDA

Using our expertise in AGVs, we have been able to completely upgrade the automation and IT technologies used in existing AGV-based solutions for beam transport. 
Normally these AGVs are based on custom electornics and it’s difficult to find replacement parts on the market. We removed all of these parts and retrofitted all the electronics and motion control technologies with industrial-grade ones. At the same time we created a custom Control Station that automatically manages process flows, missions, and ERP integration. The system has been integrated with an external ERP for process data synchronizations.

Strain Test Platform

Technologies: ARM, SENSORS, ANDROID, GPS, BLUETOOTH

Keywords: TEST, TRACEABILITY, PLUG N’ PLAY, CERTIFICATION

A compact plug n’ play solution to perform strain test on roof life lines.This platform is based on a single custom electronic device able to perform cable connections with strain gauges and communicate via bluetooth with a paired tablet or smartphone. On this side all tests are managed in order to store the acquired data and produce certification reports in minimum time.

Textile Sorting Application

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC

Keywords: SORTING,PROCESS OPTIMIZATION

An IT application able to generate optimal sequences for automatic warping machines.
Given a spool rack and a sectional warping machine with limited threads per section, this software is able to determine the best warping solution to minimize sections’ number (working time) and racks-consumption. At the same time it provides the optimal loading sequence for the spool rack. All the informations are automatically transmitted to the PLCs.
This solution is highly customizable and it’s entirely based on a hi-performances built-in algorithm developed by Microtecna’s engineers.

Tyres Quality Control System

Technologies: WINDOWS, RDBMS, SENSOR FUSION, POINT CLOUDS, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY, COMPUTER VISION

Keywords: QUALITY, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, TRAFFIC CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

An hybrid (PC/PLC) solution to perform automatic in-depth visual analysis of tyres.The system integrates with many rollers, robots and industrial vision devices and is tailored in order to guarantee the maximum analysis accuracy and minimum turn around time. All process data are stored on internal databases and the platform is interfaced with an external MES solution.

Urologic Examination Platform

Technologies: STM, SENSORS, RDBMS, WINDOWS, ANDROID, BLUETOOTH

Keywords: EXAMINATION, PLUG N’ PLAY, TRACEABILITY

An urologic examination device combined with external PC/Android application to perform data analysis and reports.

All the data are analysed by proprietary algorithms and results are stored in databases where the doctor can identify the best couse of care.

Volumetric Measurement System

Technologies: WEB, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS, LIDARS, POINT CLOUDS

Keywords: MONITORING, TRACEABILITY, HARSH ENVIRONMENTS, LOGISTICS, STATISTICS

Industrial hybrid (Automation/IT) Platform capable to perform volumetric estimations on large environments using sensor-fusion technologies. 
Based on different kind of sensors (including lidars’ point clouds) and industrial-grade automation technologies, these solutions are optimized for harsh-environments. This platform can acquire accurate volumetric data and store them in secure cloud servers in order to provide a solid monitoring of the observed areas.

Warehouse Picking Collaborative System

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, FIELDBUS, AGV

Keywords: PICKING, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A smart integrated solution to manage the part-picking process in order to supply multiple production lines.
Given the extreme differences between parts sizes, this operation is performed by human workers. The system automatically sinchronize the joblists from MES and creates an optimized picking schedule for each distributed warehouse and connected operator. Operators, guided by proper blinking lights and screens, pick-up the required parts and place them inside proper containers (with light indicators and touch-screens) on AGVs. In the end the vehicles manage the parts deployment to the production lines and the system notifies the processed data to MES. 

Washing & Painting MES Platform

Technologies: WEB, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS

Keywords: PDA, TRACEABILITY, CONDITION MONITORING, PROCESS CONTROL, STATISTICS, ERP INTEGRATION, LOGISTICS, QUALITY

Fully customizable Web-based Manufacturing Execution System capable to manage production, quality and logistics related to washing and painting processes. This platform is entirely integrated with production machines via fieldbuses and acquisition nodes and offers various distributed user interfaces on both stand-alone and mobile UIs. The platform stores all the data in hi-performance databases and offers extended process control and traceability features, condition monitoring, statistical and quality analysis and optimizes the internal logistics and warehouse management. The system gathers production orders and requirements from an industrial ERP.

yMES Platform

Technologies: WEB, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS

Keywords: PDA, TRACEABILITY, CONDITION MONITORING, PROCESS CONTROL, STATISTICS, ERP INTEGRATION, LOGISTICS, QUALITY

Fully customizable Web-based Manufacturing Execution System capable to manage production, quality and logistics related to motor producers. This platform is entirely integrated with production machines via fieldbuses and acquisition nodes and offers various di