Automation

Automation


The scope of supply of our machines and plants can be extended with an electrical control system adapted to your specific requirements. IKA makes possible different levels of automation: from the simple on/off switch for a mixing machine up to the control / regulation of all components of the production line, fully automated recipe management, and complete batch documentation. The user-friendly design of all control panels quickly allows the users of IKA machines and plants to become familiar with the operation.

The electrical control via HMI allows:
  • Manual control of the components via touch-screen
  • Limit setting and monitoring
  • Alarm management including history storage
  • Safety interlocks
  • Trend function
  • Language selection
If the machine or plant is operated via a process control system (with an industrial PC) the fully automated control of all components is available. Various automation programs can be saved or loaded by accessing hard drives or other storage devices. In addition to data security, this allows a transfer of programs or parts of it to other machines of the same type. All targets and actual values can be recorded graphically over a certain period of time and can then be stored on the hard drive. Another possibility is the integration of a batch management which allows the data storage of each individual batch. Alarms are displayed in clear text and then stored. The history function allows the filtering, display and sorting of alarms by time, component and number.

Our solutions with a PLC (programmable logic controller) can be expanded with a remote interface to connect to an external system.

Our team of experienced specialists looks forward to installing and commissioning the machine or plant of your choice on site.