iCOF® Condition Monitoring
What is the iCOF® ?
The iCOF® condition monitoring device helps monitor the condition of a bottling or canning line by continuously measuring the coefficient of friction, independently from operator intervention.
Beverage plants have less resources available to monitor and maintain the conveyors. Continuous and automatic condition monitoring can be a great help to make sure that the line efficiency stays at the desired high level.
Why Coefficient of Friction?
Variations in the coefficient of friction are a good indicator of changing conditions or pollution of the conveyor. Especially in dry running lines, the friction is a key factor for the proper handling and flow of containers. A permanent control process will help maintain the optimum conditions and thus guarantee the line efficiency.
How does it work?
The iCOF® condition monitoring device can be mounted on a conveyor and integrated in the line control system. It measures the friction at regular intervals that can be set by the user. Obtained data is used to calculate the average value and the trend. The values can trigger a signal once a pre-set limit is passed. Based on this signal, the user can check the situation and decide about the required corrective action. Output is done through ethernet or Modbus connections. Obviously for integration in the line control system, a close cooperation with the OEM is required. The iCOF device can also be used as a stand-alone or portable device for spot measurements.
Where can it be used?
The iCOF® device can be used throughout the line wherever it makes sense to temporarily or continuously monitor the friction to collect performance data, like STAND ALONE for trouble shooting or INTEGRATED in the LINE MANAGEMENT for line controls or additional applications like automatic cleaning.
iCOF® CONDITION MONITORING DEVICE & ACCESSORIES
Item description: ICOF-CONTROLLER MODULE
Item number: AA8317592
For STAND ALONE application - portable use and quick installation
a) CONTROLLER MODE
7 Inches touch screen, 24V industrial tablet, waterproof
Software and GUI embedded into the controller
Easy and quick connection to the iCOF device
(pre set plugs and cables)
Plug and play
Easy fixing to the conveyor frame
USB HARDWARE PEN
Item description: USB Hardware Pen
Item number: AA8314759
STAND ALONE: Secondary mode, for portable use and quick installation
b) PC MODE
Alternative mode (not recommended - PC often not allowed in line)
It requires software for data acquisition (available)
It requires PLC emulator (hardware key supplied apart)
24V adaptor to line current for iCOF condition monitoring device supplied as optional on request.
iCOF - COMPLETE UNIT
iCOF SPARE PARTS - SLIDERS ONLY
Item description: ICOF-KIT POWER SUPPLY
Item number: AA8314771
100-240V 24V-1.25A 50-60HZ
PORTABLE SUPPORT STRUCTURE
Item description: ICOF SUPPORT B520x1100xH1800mm
Item number: AA1418488
Mainly meant for standalone use, for quick measures
or when different measuring points are required
Made of aluminum tubes (abt 20kg weight)
Overall dimensions: 1100 x 520 x 1800 mm
Work layer: adjustable from 979 to 1226 mm