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 “The key thing about this press is that the overhead beams sit to the side which allows full access to everything on the top; unlike traditional overhead beams where everything sits in the middle and includes a chain drive mechanism and hooks on the chains to open the plates.
“There are very few wear parts on this press compared to other systems which ultimately results in a lower cost of ownership. On the F&B press, maintenance is super easy as everything sits to the side and there is full access round all sides of the press.”
Fintan, continued, “There is a robot mounted on top of the press which has three functions – it opens ten plates and then shakes them and discharges ten plates at a time which other overhead beams do not do, and it also operates the automatic washing system which washes from the top down. This is completely different as alternate systems wash from the bottom up.
“It is an extremely fast system and incorporates a mobile walkway which follows the wash robot to collect the dirty water and return it to the thickener system. The mobile walkway also allows the operator to safely access the filter plates to quickly change the filter cloth when required, whereas on other presses it is more challenging to access everything.
“The whole system is automated, we have full remote access to all the control on the plant so if there are any alarms, operator problems or issues we can remotely dial into the plant and can access all the alarms and the history and can then offer advice to the plant operator as to what he needs to action.
“The whole design philosophy of this plant is making everything as easy as possible, easy to access, easy to maintain, easy to service which has been a total success.”
We delivered this plant in the customers’ company colours which we think look striking. We would like to sincerely thank MJ Teale for putting their trust in us and look forward to a long working relationship with their team”
VEGA Radar Level
sensor: Simplicity,
Safety and Security
SIL approval and IEC Cyber security standard for THE 6X®
As well as offering one of the simplest methods for model selection and ordering, whether for liquids or for bulk solids the VEGAPULS 6X level radar provides 1mm accuracy performance and measuring ranges up to 120m. It also features extended temperature and pressure capabilities, along with a dedicated second generation 80 GHz radar chip that affords greater diagnostic functions and optimal signal processing. If we had to make a list of the most important innovations in
VEGAPULS 6X, the radar chip would be right at the top. At the sensor’s heart, it is the pulsating technology that empowers it to fulfil the highest expectations in terms of precision and reliability. And this is mainly due to its ability to self-monitor during operation, which makes it possible to seamlessly and continually diagnose the sensor performance and its accuracy as a system.
This technology means it operates in virtually any level application you can think of - from measuring very light hydrocarbons in a storage sphere, high security floating-roof tank levels, to large rocks in a primary crusher. But some critical applications demand more than just ‘a reliable measurement’, they demand a high degree of safety too.
In light of this, THE 6X has now expanded its capabilities to SIL 2/3 conformance based on its highly comprehensive diagnostic coverage, while also adding in a new level of IT security, too. For SIL applications it has new test options to make verification easier, with the SIL-by-design architecture enabling it to utilise its full internal diagnostics for function testing. And, depending on the method chosen, it can attain a diagnostic coverage of up to 99.1% - a market-leading figure for a non-contact radar level sensor. In view of the increasing digitalisation in industry, another extremely important factor is ensuring effective protection against cyber-attacks. That’s why it also offers an I.T. security standard IEC 62443-4-2, which means on your critical safety systems, you can combine both the highest cyber-protection currently established for the process industry with SIL 2/3. As one of the first field devices to do so, you can choose THE 6X when you need safety and security in your level measurement application.
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