IDEAL Trade Service (ITS) in the Czeck Republic is a producer of finishing system technology for the surface treatment industry. It supplies complete painting lines, which can cover more than 5,000m2. These production lines are very large and complex, and include dip pre-treatment lines, drying boxes, painting boxes, tunnel ovens, cooling areas, conveyor systems, water treatment plants, and air handling systems.
Before Sysmac, the safety control of such a huge and complex production line could only be achieved using many different localized control strategies. However, because Sysmac Safety can use the same communications network as machine control, the safety control system can now be distributed. In this case safety control across more than ten cabinets, and the IO system is across 21 nodes. This reduces wiring, assembly, and commissioning time by up to 50% compared to the previous localized safety control systems.