Plastics Plant Develops Energy Conservation System Using IFM Process Sensors

Ramaplast, located in Castelnuova Scrivia, Italy, has been a leading manufacturer of assorted plastic packaging lines for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries since 1973. To optimize energy efficiency and minimize plant downtime, Ramaplast combined the use of ifm process sensors, the AS-i wiring system for sensors and actuators, and IO-Link with Profinet to form a complete energy distribution network throughout their heating and cooling power plant. With the ability to control and monitor the entire facility, Ramaplast can now determine the most efficient and effective methods for energy generation during automation.

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For over 40 years, ifm has developed, manufactured, and marketed sensors to industries that include assembly and robotics, automotive, material handling, packaging, metal forming, plastics, and food and beverage. We offer a complete family of position sensors, fluid sensors, diagnostic systems, networking products, and wiring solutions. There can be no compromise in the quality and reliability of sensors that are applied in your production facility. The ifm new product development process incorporates specific testing for sensors and controls to withstand environments with shock and vibration, electrical noise and temperature fluctuations.

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