Pure web technology. Powerful and platform independent
The FlowChief software platform supports many industrial and manufacturing processes. FlowChief is flexible, scalable and open for all common communication standards. From simple process operation to Industrial IoT concepts, FlowChief can be the key component for your Industry 4.0 project.
FlowChief monitors and controls machines and plants. Visualization is the most important interface for the user. Further essential functionalities are production data acquisition, analysis via trend or report functions and alerting in case of failure.
FlowChief is extremely powerful in the collection and aggregation of large amounts of data. The data can also be pre-processed (e.g. Delta Event). Integrated front-end functions such as interactive trending, dashboard, visualization or reporting provide complete transparency for the user when analyzing archive data. The access rights can be assigned finely granulated via the integrated rights and roles concept.
e-Gem integrates operational energy management into the central process control system: Consumption values are classified according to media, organizational units, meters and cost centers. The illustration of complex hierarchical structures enables accounting and creates transparency the entire usage. Flexible dashboards help to provide information in the company for energy managers, technicians, controllers or CEOs.
Visualization, alerting, historian, energy management and more
HTML5 web technology is changing the world of SCADA and process control systems. Gone are the days of high-maintenance workplace installations with limited ease of use and ongoing incompatibilities between products or operating systems.
FlowChief is completely designed in pure web technology and, from the very beginning, developed to be applied in the web browser. No matter if control desk, office workstation, mobile notebook, tablet or smartphone, you connect your application – without further installation – to the intranet; via a private cloud or securely via the internet. Your FlowChief system is accessible from anywhere in the world and is not limited to pure visualization. For us, 100 per cent web means full functionality in visualization, charts, protocols, alarm management or maintenance management.
Your powerful engineering tool for creating process images and animations. The FlowChief imager can be used as a local application or detached as TCP/IP-client. Multiple formatting possibilities, such as alignment tools and included libraries for vector images and objects for various industry sectors, enable a simple creation of great process images.
Using 100 % web technology we do not limit ourselves to visualization. At FlowChief pure web means consistent
operation of the web browser in all configuration and user front-ends:
FlowChief can handle huge amounts of process variables much easier and more convenient by inserting the configuration in a Microsoft Excel™ spreadsheet. Programming skills are not necessary. Configuration can be done offline or online while the system is running. Changes are immediately available, without any downtime:
The web-based assistant automatically transfers the data-model from its source and therefore prevents complicated handling of large data-point lists. Process variables are generated fully automatic on the base of the PLC configuration. Data resources like OPC UA servers cannot only transfer symbols but also metadata (e.g. units, measurement range,
comments, etc.). Thereby it is possible to plan all data, decentralised, in the controller.
For the Koller Group, a supplier to the automotive industry, SPANGLER Automation has combined the advantages of machine and building control technology in FlowChief. The data are further evaluated in e-Gem. With this, specifications can be adhered to and e.g. the maintenance requirement can be recognized.
Sewage sludge is dried in order to minimise its quantity and thus transport and disposal costs. SPANGLER has automated a Huber SE belt dryer with control technology from FlowChief. The dry material can be stored and opens up new disposal and recycling paths.
SPANGLER and the dumpling specialist Burgis relied on FlowChief for the construction of the new production facility. All processes from delivery and storage, sorting and washing to the production lines are recorded and documented. This is because strict regulations on traceability apply to food.
Infraserv Höchst uses FlowChief as data hub and historian server. FlowChief is predestined for this job: 1. Flexible and open communication with different data sources. 2. the web frontend offers perfect possibilities to make collected data available to a large number of users in the form of graphs, dashboards or reports.
SCHOTT, the technology group specialized in glass production, has been using FlowChief’s ISO 50001-certified energy data management system e-Gem since 2011. e-Gem acts as the company’s data hub. Energy planning, peak load optimization, billing and technical services continuously access the data and use it for their individual tasks.
The decisive factor for a FlowChief process control system was the uniquely integrated overall concept. Apart from the FlowChief process control system, there is no product on the market that offers an innovative and plugin-free web visualization with powerful historization, reporting and alarm platform in one application.
Leader Electrical Engnieering SKF Schweinfurt
Dipl.-Ing. Lothar Kretschmer
Head of Energy Management Schott AG