The measurements on the extruder are gathered centrally and are transferred to the PLC via Bus systems. In this way, only few data cables are necessary, instead of the conventional cable bundle.
The individual integration of the interfaces and Bus systems permits the communication of control systems from various suppliers. Data transfer within the extruder control system is divided into 3 Bus systems.
This technology keeps the level of installation and maintenance to a minimum. Communication within the control cabinet is handled by the Profibus or Profinet protocol.
The extrusion lines can be supplied with a telemaintenance facility via the internet. The telemaintenance client is integrated in the customer network and when required, connects with the Gneuss server. In this way, the security of the line network is protected.