Eire Composites

Eire Composites

Company Profile

ÉireComposites is an innovative design, manufacturing and testing company, involved in lightweight, high performance fibre-reinforced composite materials, with an international customer base in aerospace, wind energy, marine, Formula 1 racing and general automotive sectors.

The Situation

A number of composite production processes needed to be monitored.

The Solution

ÉireComposites tasked Measuresoft with the job of providing a monitoring solution for the company.

Measuresoft proposed and installed the machine monitoring solution based on its ScadaPro product, running on the Microsoft Windows XP platform. The ScadaPro System was configured to acquire data from Datascan Solo acquisition modules mounted on panels beside each production unit. The Datascan units acquire voltage, thermocouple and 4-20 mA transducer measurements from pressure sensors. ScadaPro monitors critical process parameters.

A ScadaPro Client located in the office allows for remote monitoring and analysis outside of the production environment.



ÉireComposites now have a machine monitoring system that:

- Provides real-time information for operators to monitor during a batch or shift.
- Provides comprehensive data logging features to capture all information for future analysis.
- Provides real-time and historical trending, which allows an operator zoom into an area of interest and export that data to a standard Microsoft Excel report format.

Benefits

Our solution offers a range of benefits.

Comprehensive measurement collection significantly increases the accuracy of readings rather than estimating.

ScadaPro allows users to pinpoint precise changes in layer densities and spot/record problems with machinery.

ScadaPro’s real-time measurement capability provides higher accuracy and reliability, ensuring better process results and reduces process uniformity defects.

The system can easily be expanded to monitor more machines.

Leveraging the Microsoft platform provides a solution that is accessible throughout the corporate network.

Operator familiarity with the Windows user interface reduces training costs.