Halyps Cement (Greece) automates ancient rock quarry production
August 7th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Home, Powered 1-Pair, Technologies
Zeus smiles as an ancient Greek rock quarry get automation assistance using Enable-IT Ethernet Extenders.
Key Benefits ► Production conveyor systems given visibility and instant control ► Reduction in accidents, equipment damage and manual labor. ► Company has been able to grow its Philanthropy and charitable contributions.
- Giving Sight to Production Control Visibility
Rock quarries are inherently an age old business that only automates as business demands drag it along. The age of modern equipment and automation of quarry operations in moving material progress slower and the live visibility of these tools would be pretty limited or non-existent. The time tested method of a manual inspection or intervention is slowing giving way to more automated production controls enabled by the use of Ethernet Extension equipment. Operators now have the luxury of placing remote sensing and conveyor system control gear on a smart LAN driven over extreme and harsh environmental conditions and much of it should be credited to the use of Enable-IT Ethernet Extenders.
Halyps Cement Co (one of the largest companies in all of Greece) has leveraged the technology of Enable-IT Ethernet Extenders to provide new visibility and control over production operations. Extender kits were ruggedized and encased in NEMA/IP rated enclosures in the key production control areas and category rated cabling was able reach the necessary LAN based monitoring and control interfaces. Prior to using the Enable-IT Ethernet Extension equipment, this was not possible and required individuals to regularly venture out to each location to manually operate conveyor systems. Now it is enabled and automated to keep workers safe, and allows monitoring of the live production line and growth of the operations to meet business needs without major increases as far as manpower requirements are concerned. Reducing Manual Labor and Equipment Costs
With the use of LAN based digital control equipment, more precise handling of live production operations can be monitored, controlled and augmented more quickly. Previously this level of production control was not available without user intervention behind the controls. From that, we can see that it requires a longer time to adjust, not to mention the dangerous environment of a rock quarry. With the Enable-IT Ethernet Extension equipment , worker safety is not only compromised but the LAN equipment making the adjustments due to repetition or lower probabilities of error .Overall production has been able to triple and plant growth is flexible to meet changing output demands. Increasing Production Output and Philanthropy
Halyps Cement and Italcementi Group have funded many artistic performances to give back to it’s community and worldwide Greek art-loving patrons. As recent as 2008 Halyps actively participated in the effort which began throughout Greece to reconstruct the fire hit areas. Halyps Cement contributed to this effort by offering 3,500 tons of cement for infrastructure projects or/and residences in the afflicted areas, joining in along with the country’s business community via the information and coordination office set up by SEV (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises) in cooperation with the Emergency Aid Fund established for this purpose Ancient Site propelled into new century on the back of Ethernet Extension Kits
Holy Mount Olympus! The Ethernet Extension equipment has provided the company with a new prospective on how to leverage digital technology to control, manage and profit from this age old quarry business. Solutions Used ► 860 LRE Kit - 100Mbps FD Throughput - worlds fastest Ethernet Extender
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