October 23, 2014 | Bretislav Valek
KS Kolbenschmidt Czech Republic is an important producer of gasoline and diesel engine pistons and compressors. The history of the company dates back to the beginnings of the automobile age in 1916.
The complete production is carried out here from piston casting through heat treatment to surface machining and treatment. The entire production process is completed by the assembly and checking of finished products.
KS Kolbenschmidt Czech Republic is part of Kolbenschmidt Pierburg AG, whose six business divisions are engaged in the development and production of a wide range of engine components, modules, and systems.
To visualize the process of the heat treatment of castings, the Reliance 4 SCADA/HMI system is used.
The system is intended to visualize and archive data from chamber, shaft, and continuous furnaces at the heat treatment site. The data can be recorded, which has contributed significantly to the identification of defective castings when introducing new types of castings into production.
Authorized users can access all data through the intranet using a Web server, which allows them to optimize the heat treatment of castings and increase productivity.
The Reliance system is installed on a server located in the heat treatment shop's control room. The server communicates with the following peripherals:
The main window
A trend of the casting heat treatment process in a shaft furnace
A trend of the casting heat treatment process in a chamber furnace
Try the Reliance SCADA/HMI system on several example projects or download the installer of the trial version for free.
Visualization and control of the heat treatment of castings at KS Kolbenschmidt
4 x Siemens SIMATIC S7-300
1 x Papouch Quido RS 4/4
1 x Shimaden SR94 Temperature Controller
1 x COMET T7410 Temperature Sensor
3 x Reliance 4 Control Server with 1,000 data points