Serving the wind energy sector
SPANGLER – the Plus of Efficiency.
In Osterrönfeld, near Rendsburg in Schleswig-Holstein, directly on the Kiel Canal, the Max Bögl group has built a new production facility for concrete shells and concrete rings, from which System Max Bögl hybrid towers can be used to make wind turbines. SPANGLER Automation has designed and implemented the electronic recording of production data and the automation of the coating process.
This solution package includes, amongst other things, the control of heating and ventilation system. 18 decentralised switching devices control the individual fans and are networked in turn via a central control system, operated via a touchscreen.
Data recording is the basis
The second challenge in this project was the full automation of the production process – from surface treatment and installation works through to the painting of the tower segments. Data recording is done on a parts basis. The employee logs into the system, scans a new component using the barcode, and the all relevant quantitative and process data are recorded automatically. The production process is thus fully traceable at a later date.
The electronic recording of production and operational data also forms the basis for the automation of individual processes. They are controlled via a central control station, designed specifically by SPANGLER to meet the needs of Max Bögl, and integrated into the company’s own max-control system. This required a considerable effort. SPANGLER staff were busy on site for several weeks just supporting the installation and implementation of the system.