In 2020, there is a lot that can be done to streamline manual routines. The plaster industry is no exception. Does saving time and money while streamlining the production flow and improving HSE sound good to you? If so, read on.

See into the future with digital systems

By using digital control and monitoring with sensors, rather than manual inspection, you get high-quality, real-time data that allows you to anticipate problems before they occur. You also reduce staffing needs by centralizing all control to a tablet or mobile phone.

As long as you have an internet connection, you’re in control. Where you previously needed several inspectors constantly moving around the plant to get an overview, you now only need one person in the control room or in the wheel loader who has a full overview. This also reduces the risk of manual errors and human error.

In practice, one person can single-handedly manage and control all aspects of site operations.

Per Thu, Operations Manager in NCC

Preventing downtime

You can make sure to replace wearing parts before they wear out, thus preventing major failures from occurring. By collecting data over time, you get a total overview of which parts are changed frequently and can ensure that these are in stock at all times.

Let’s look at a practical example. You’re sitting in your office with a cup of coffee and looking at your tablet when you notice that one motor is drawing more power than the others. You know from experience that this means there is more load on the motor than there should be. Such an overload means that the motor will eventually break down. Costly, but fortunately easy to avoid.

Upon inspection, you see that a stone has wedged itself between the conveyor belt and the frame. As a result of this, the tape goes crooked, grinding into the framework. The problem is easy to fix, and because you caught it early, you’ve potentially avoided both engine and belt failure. Win/win. Can you afford not to?

The entire work is controlled from a tablet, and the same tablet can be used to order stock parts from the online store. Simple, efficient, seamless.


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HSE in focus

The digital solutions are built into a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). PLS communicates with a range of digital guards, such as speed meters on conveyors, full detectors in silos, level monitors in screens, and much more. As mentioned, these are controlled and monitored from a tablet or mobile phone.

If something happens at one point in a full production run, whatever comes behind stops, so there is no risk of the plant being overrun. The facility becomes very flexible with such a solution, which offers a lot of possibilities.

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Green numbers on the bottom line

Adopting digital tools that simplify interaction in the plant can reduce costs. This eliminates much of the time-suck that poor communication and information exchange causes. By investing in digital governance, you can buy yourself time to focus on value creation.

With early warning, you can also protect expensive machines and parts from wear and tear and damage. For example, you may be notified that it is too heavy for a drum to pull the conveyor belt. In this case, it is because the bearing on several rolls has rusted, and has therefore become wedged. Because you’re notified of the fault early, you can replace the rollers before they wear out and cut the tape. Breakdowns can quickly become very expensive. Money saved is money earned.


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