Movacolor and BMS-BarcoVision announce co-operation at Fakuma 2009Movacolor, leader in color metering equipment and BMS-BarcoVision, leading supplier of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for the plastics industry, have developed a solution which allows seamless integration of the Movacolor dosing systems in the BarcoVision MES system. The solution, which allows real time follow up of raw material and master batch consumption and assures full raw material traceability, will be shown on the stands of BarcoVision (Hall 1, stand A1-1109) and Movacolor (Hall 3, stand A3-3007).
Movacolor produces accurate volumetric and gravimetric color dosing systems for the plastics processing industry. These units can now be seamlessly integrated into BarcoVision MES systems. This integration is based on the standard available interfaces in the Movacolor control unit and the BarcoVision wireless network between the machine data units and the central server.
The integration of the dosing equipment in the BarcoVision MES system allows a real time follow up and reporting of raw material and master batch consumption in the monitoring system. Any deviation from standard consumption is highlighted in real time on the "plant lay-out" overview in the monitoring system. As such, the manager or supervisor can initiate immediate action to get the situation back under control again. If required, the settings from the dosing unit can also be downloaded from the PlantMaster server, based on the Bill of Materials stored in the PlantMaster data base.
Besides monitoring of important cost components such as machine utilization, operator time and energy consumption, this integration now allows PlantMaster to also follow up and report on raw material and master batch costs.
Having the Movacolor metering data available in the MES data base, assures full traceability from raw material and master batch up to the finished plastic product.
This integration now allows Movacolor and BarcoVision customers to get even better control on their continuously rising raw material costs.
BMS, established in 2007 as a carve-out from the BARCO group, is a leading supplier of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for discrete manufacturing, with focus on the textiles, plastics and pharmaceutical industry. Under the brand name, BarcoVision, BMS offers a wide range of systems aimed at productivity and quality improvement.
BMS is present at key locations around the world, either with own branch offices or through a world wide network of agents and service centers.
Movacolor produces color-metering equipment for the plastics industries. This is our specialty business. We strive to provide color metering and dosing equipment that is literally best of class. Products that meet and exceed the production manager's technological demands in terms of regularity, reliablility and precision ... as much as they meet and exceed the CEO's business targets in terms of return on investment.
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