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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.

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

Classification Frameworks

Keywords: SORTING, TRACEABILITY

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.

Technologies: WINDOWS, PLC, LIDAR, SENSOR FUSION

3D Profiling & Image Processing Applications

Keywords: PROFILING, PROCESS OPTIMIZATION, QUALITY

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.

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

A.P.E. Platform

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

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.

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

Control & Management of Flowpacks

Keywords: FLOWPACK, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, 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 envoronment 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.

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

Industrial AGVs with Rollers

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

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), an hybrid system (PLC/IPC) controls an external laser and all related automation to create custom labels on aluminium plates. The sustem 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. 

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

Labeling Machine Control and Management System

Keywords: LABELING, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION

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.

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

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

Keywords: MES INTEGRATION, PDA, CONDITION MONITORING, TRACEABILITY

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.

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

Volumetric Measurement System

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

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. 

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

Warehouse Picking Collaborative System

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