Tiama has developed a solution to allow communication between different factory systems.

In recent years, customer needs have changed in factories, and an increasing number want their different systems to be able to communicate with each other.

To fulfill this need, Tiama has developed a solution called the Tiama Eco-System, which gathers and analyses data from all over the plant.

The Tiama Eco-System is a web page available anywhere in the plant, gathering the different data from all the Tiama machines.

Fig 1 - Images from all the Tiama machines available on the same page.

The Tiama hot systems range is fully integrated into the Tiama Eco-System.

The Tiama hot systems are sensors located all around the IS machine, from the gob with the Tiama hot mass, to the exit of the IS machine with the Tiama hot eye, the Tiama hot form and the Tiama hot move.

Each sensor has specific features to meet different customers’ expectations, but all share the same electrical cabinet.

Images of the articles rejected at the hot end by the Tiama hot eye and the Tiama hot form, and by the cold end machines, the MCAL4 and MULTI4, are displayed in the ‘Gallery’ menu of the Tiama ECO-System (Fig 1).

In the ‘Analytics’ menu, statistics of rejects by machines and detections are represented over time or by section or mold numbers (Fig 2).

Fig 2 - Rejects statistics available for Tiama hot and cold end machines.

The Tiama Eco-System facilitates the link between the hot end and the cold end. It is even possible to link the cavity with the mold numbers and to apply the lehr time to get an accurate correlation between what happened at the hot end and at the cold end for the same batch of articles.

With this modular approach, customers can gradually invest over the years to facilitate the integration of these systems into their plant.

The customers’ feedback on Tiama Eco-System is already very positive and this solution is promising for the coming years with new features available regularly.