We have developed the FerlinBridge to accommodate the shift towards Smart Industry. The FerlinBridge is placed between the GRAVIMIX and your system, which enables a two-way communication. In this way it is possible to retrieve data from the GRAVIMIX and to send data to the GRAVIMIX. This enables our customers to reduce manual input in the production process and thus possible errors. It also enables in a high degree of tracability of materials. Last but not least you can integrate all data in for example your ERP system.
Ferlin is specialist in delivering smart solutions from silo to feed throat. From that perspective we developed the FerlinBridge in order to follow the trend towards smart factory. With the FerlinBridge it is possible to view which recipe is running on what GRAVIMIX. It is also possible to view how many batches have been made with this recipe and what the actual dosing was. Besides, the recipe and other parameters can be controlled from one location. In that way the operators have more time to control the rest of the process. These data can be integrated in a SQL database and with a view clicks it is possible to generate query’s.
There are multiple situations in which the FerlinBridge can provide a solution. To illustrate, one customer used the FerlinBridge in order to enhance the trace-ability of their products. While another customer used the FerlinBridge to gain insight in loss of material. The two-way communication between the GRAVIMIX and the FerlinBridge is established by using OPC UA or a database, making it relatively easy to communicate with your system. Your system communicates with the FerlinBridge which, in turn, communicates with the GRAVIMIX.
It is possible to use the FerlinBridge on any given desktop. Besides, Ferlin developed an app for Android devices, which enables our customer to get insights anywhere, any time. It is possible to see what is being used, in which ratio, by what machine, in what batch and for which customer.