By combining your specific process knowledge with our experience in process industries, we can create optimal insight in your process issues.
We are able to provide you with practical solutions, to unburden you in your process of transition towards Smart Industry. We believe the best solutions are only realized together with you, our customers. Connecting with you on multiple levels is crucial to achieve this.
We have opted for agile methods and organize our projects with a Lean philosophy using the V-model. The V-model is an expansion of the classic waterfall model and is based on having an associated test stage for every development stage. This strict model has the next stage started only after completing the previous stage. This model is a “Validation and Verification” method, providing control for process and progress.
Mechatronic equipment solutions we can create for you segmented in modules. In order to create a solid data structure, we transform your industrial automation and fabrication system into a 7 layer structure. Each layer adds context to the retrievable and generated process data, making it relevant.
Data can then be visualized within an IT environment that we can provide. This enables the possibilities of business intelligence tools running your analyses. Your business is then ready for Smart Industry.
Selmers provides solutions for process industries
50 years of process and project knowledge
With you we can share 50 years of industrial process and project management knowhow. With a creative engineering DNA we can transform an idea in to a solution based on thriving innovation in the fields of automation, digitization, mechatronic and robotics.
History shows our success in delivering a full scope of solutions to the process industry.
For you, as our valuable customer, you may expect from Selmers that industry specific requirements are part of our “best practice” automation solutions.
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We are an international process improver within the production industry. We connect our process knowledge with data analysis through a collaboration with our partners. This leads to Smart Industry process solutions realized within a short time span. Our solutions are valued for our customer-oriented way of working, our solid process knowledge and the ability to translate technology into sector-specific applications.
In recent years, our industrial automation has arranged the structure of the software in such a way that the process data has context so that is can be used for analysis. This data can be used to further optimize and automate your processes and enables Machine learning.
The Mechatronic approach is essential for an integral and optimal design of a mechanical system and the associated control system. By designing the mechanical construction and associated control system at the same time, the best fit for the required functional properties is assured while providing cost effective solutions by a flexible engineering team.
Selmers’ approach is to always provide a safe, professional, state-of-the-art and reliable industrial process solution. We combine the OT with the visual and analytical power of the IT environment.
After each iteration in the development, our customer can see the result and understand whether he is satisfied with the result or not. This is one of the benefits of the agile engineering development life cycle model. It enables Selmers to respond quickly and effectively to changes in the outside world.
Cases Smart Industries
Selmers provides with and supports in your quest for smart industry solutions, and your transition within the globally ongoing industrial digital revolution. Check out some cases to see for yourself how we tackled issues regarding equipment, process and personnel from different angles: operations, maintenance and HSE.
People may not be aware of it, but we are in a world where a huge amount of software is being realized.
The properties (and the price) of a device are no longer determined by the mechanical structure, but by the functions of the software.
We at Selmers have introduced the functionality of virtual commissioning using a digital twin coupled to the actual structured industrial software.
The digital twin, combined with the structured data generated from your process, could give you an entirely different view on your current process.
Root Cause Analysis
The maintenance manager has 4 indexers that have to pick up a tube. A gear wheel breaks off regularly. There is no clear cause for the faulty equipment.
With the Selmers Plant Management Software (SPMS) we made a datalog which gave us insight into the data. That enabled us to trace the cause of the defective piece of equipment.
As a result the arrangement and position of the various equipment has been adjusted. The deviations have been removed from the line and this has led to fewer defective parts in the process.
Raw Material Reduction
To meet the minimum quality requirements, our customer used an excessive amount of coating material. This means that the requirements are met, but the raw material consumption is very high and expensive.
By continuously measuring the layer thickness of the coating material through the Selmers Plant Management System (SPMS), our customer can adjust their settings in order to apply the targeted amount of raw materials in their process.
This makes it easier to control consumption and the customer can find their optimal standard settings through the logged data by SPMS. Our customer has achieved a 15% reduction on the coating material.
Job Ready System
Our client’s process line structurally delivered an output that was too low, causing the logistics process not to run efficiently. Trucks had to wait longer or left half full.
Times were logged by using the Selmers Plant Management System (SPMS). The data from SPMS, combined with the interpretation of the operator, made patterns visible. This provided insight into the weakness of the production line.
Through the analysis of the logged data produced during the process, the bottleneck in the production line was identified and the appropriate measures were taken to resolve the root cause. Now the structural problem of variable output is solved, resulting in savings for our client.
Selmers provides creative mechatronic, robotic and process solutions on the cutting edge of where the problem to be solved is out of the ordinary range. Take your time at below cases of how we have addressed certain cases and can provide the support to unburden you.
After a solution has been installed successfully, Selmers can provide (remote) support and service. This in order to maintain the equipment in proper condition and to assist avoiding for downtime. Our multidisciplinary service team with global experience is 24/7 available in order to keep your production in operation.
For keeping your operational and maintenance crew up to date with the used systems our service team can provide the hands-on training required.
The efficiency obtained by use of robotic solutions for material and product handling is enormous. The automated and parametrized adaptability to various products and the high employability rate of these integrated solutions are a successful team together. Selmers have been providing solutions in order to detect products in dynamic situations and replace/move or transfer these towards an next applications/treatment step, this all based with the incorporation of existing logistic situations. Pick and place robots are used as:
End of line solutions
Feeding solutions for milling and lathing
Removal and restacking solutions
Feeding and supply of consumables and raw materials
For this last item mentioned there are also more conventional systems available in our product program, for instance:
Emptying and feeding systems from:
– Aggregate bins
– Big bags
– Small bags
Depending on the material and required accuracy, pumps, vacuum, high pressure, HDLV, belt transport and screw drives are used.
Importance of Marking
The labeling of your products can provide mandatory information necessary during storage, transport, hazards, product lifetime. Not to forget that beside product identification it provides a good touching point with your product users when having the right look and feel.
Mechatronic handling of marking devices or in case of complex products with different designs robots can provide the right manipulation of a marking device. Manipulating the marking device and the use of parametric software are ensuring the correct marking result. Repeatedly, at speeds man cannot not provide with the right accuracy and 24/7 the mechatronic platform or robot will fulfill the job. Validation of the applied marking or product identification further down the production line can be provided.
Marking can be for “all” kinds of products and various manners such as:
– Dot peening
Data Retrieval and Management
In a quick glance neatly arranged visualized information helping you to adjust your equipment and production lines. Of course all in the mind setting of improving efficiency, diminishing downtime.
Selmers has a plant management system which can collect data from your existing or new machines which can be of various types. This might be on the basis of your existing machines, possibly with the help of adding the right sensors. We have the expertise to help you with this add-on. From there the required data can be collected and transformed in understandable information. Tailored to the information you find important to know. Made visual and in the right context…for you.
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