iCOF® Condition Monitoring

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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.

Features:

  • Real time monitoring of the line condition
  • Addressing all container type (PET, glass and cans)
  • The iCOF condition device continuously measures the coefficient of friction
  • The iCOF condition device calculates average value, standard deviation and a trend
  • The iCOF condition device triggers an alarm if pre-set limits are reached
  • The iCOF condition device can be portable or integrated in line control system

Benefits:

  • No operator intervention required for measuring
  • Easy to define optimum cleaning regime: “Smart Cleaning”
  • Corrective action can be scheduled before efficiency is affected
  • Long term line condition can be analyzed using data from the iCOF® device

 

iCOF® is patented under European certificate : 3654015

 

iCOF® CONDITION MONITORING DEVICE & ACCESSORIES

CONTROLLER

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

Controller

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 aquisition (available)

It requires PLC emulator (hardware key supplied apart)

24V adaptor to line current for iCOF condition monitoring device supplied as optional on request.

 USB HARDWARE PEN

iCOF - COMPLETE UNIT

Item description: ICOF-PET

Item number: AA1313628

PET Bottle 
 

Item description: ICOF-CAN

Item number: AA1313629

 ALUMINUM CANS
 

Item description: ICOF-GLASS

Item number: AA1313630

 OWG Glass Bottle

iCOF SPARE PARTS - SLIDERS ONLY

Item description: ICOF-SLIDER-PET

Item number: AA1313631

 iCOF Slider PET Plate
 

Item description: ICOF-SLIDER-CAN

Item number: AA1313629

 iCOF Slider Can Plate
 

Item description: ICOF-SLIDER-GLASS

Item number: AA1313633

 iCOF Slider Bottle Plate

POWER SUPPLY

Item description: ICOF-KIT POWER SUPPLY

Item number: AA8314771

 

100-240V 24V-1.25A 50-60HZ

 

iCOF KIT Power Supply

 

Box includes:

  • iCOF® condition monitoring device
  • Puck
  • Slider (PET, CAN or GLASS)
  • Set of screws for slider
  • Screw driver
  • USB drive with GUI

 

iCOF Box




 

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

Easy assembly

Made of aluminum tubes (abt 20kg weigth)

Overall dimensions: 1100 x 520 x 1800 mm

Work layer: adjustable from 979 to 1226 mm

 

PORTABLE SUPPORT STRUCTURE


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