The efficient "navigation system" for your system: SIMATIC Route Control enhances the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system with an industry-neutral system for configuration, control, monitoring and diagnostics of material handling.
Different materials are mixed as they are transferred from two or more source tanks to a destination tank at the same time.
Discharge quantities/volumes are automatically calculated and monitored during the transfer.
Material transfer is performed simultaneously via two or more routes (monitoring of fill levels with regard to overfill/underfill).
Material transfer from multiple source tanks to multiple destination tanks with automatic, bumpless switching from source and destination ("on the fly")
Monitoring of fill levels: Transfer should be automatically terminated or the tank should be switched at overshoot/undershoot of the fill level.
Cleaning in place (CIP):
Cleaning of the pipes, valves, pumps because of:
Material incompatibility (chemical reaction)
Contamination from previous product
Tank farm with a greater number of source and destination tanks and multiple routes
High flexibility in the route network, alternative routes also have to be considered
Several different materials are on different belts at the same time
Material can be changed without stopping the belts
Typical boundary conditions:Double conveyor beltsBranchesBunkers with different products