Tag Archives: Factory automation

Smart precast production needs up-to-date automation

Elematic Automation Upgrades

Every factory, technology and machine has its optimal lifetime. Same applies on factory automation. The lifetime can be extended with regular maintenance, but eventually newer choices just perform better.

Up-to-date production technologies shorten precaster’s reaction times and ensure premium end-product quality, as I wrote in my post earlier. What is often overlooked is the renewal of production automation. In this era of technology-driven competitiveness, smart integrated renewal of all production components is a key.

Shorter and less damaging production downtime

The repair of existing automation hardware might be impossible, if the original automation solution dates back for several years. The hardware is just out-of-date, and there are not any spare parts available anymore. Then the whole production automation components need to be re-designed and rebuild. Production downtime is easily couple of weeks instead of couple of days or hours, which certainly affects your profitability. Also in automation preventive maintenance is the key. By updating hardware on time, even if it does not show any problems, you will save yourself from headache!

3 tips for smart upgrades

  • When have you last time upgraded your Extruder EL900E nozzle module  or levelling beam assembly? 
  • Did you know, that there is more advanced automation technologies used in E9 series Extruder?
  • Hardware and software related to your concrete transportation and batching and mixing plant management are also worth checking, since they are crucial for good production flow.

 Petteri Laitinen, Director, Customer Services, Elematic

Precast production lifecycle, part 1

Setting-up a profitable precast production is not a piece of cake. Instead, it is a quite complicated puzzle with contradictory interests of city planners, architects, investors, builders, precasters and most of all – users of the buildings. Or is it so?

Precast as a building method

It is only precast that enables building of large open areas without partition walls. Or creation of public schools with world-famous waterproof art on the facades.

Building construction planning

Precast can be amazingly flexible building method. Cooperation of architects, structural designers and technology developers has concretized most innovative buildings in the era of industrialized building construction.

Precast as a building method by Elematic

Close cooperation of architects, structural designers and technology developers create innovations

When designing modern minimalistic villa or busy business center, precast is a choice of pragmatists. Precast walls are sound insulated and fire and moisture resistant. Precast also reduces need for cooling and heating.

Precast saves materials and resources in the building phase. In structural design, cooperation with precast technology supplier can actually save money in the building process.

Precast production technology planning

Building with precast by Elematic

Precast as a building method

Precast production investment is as heavy as you want. There are multiple precast products and production options. You can build the whole house with precast. You can also set-up the whole production outdoors or have it totally automated. Or then you can acquire only one tilting table for a small-scale production of varying  precast products.

When the demands of factory capacity, flexibility and level of automation are clear, precast technology and machinery supplier can provide you with preliminary production plan. As a one-stop-supplier, Elematic can also support in finding the best production practices.

Precast production consultation, a service from Elematic

Consult Elematic to find the optimal precast production solution

 From precast production plan, profitability calculations can be processed for your feasibility study. The factory layout draft is normally provided with the supply contract. From the corporate investment planning perspective, it is good to reserve 0.5-1 year for production solution definition.

More views on premium precast factory deliveries and investment development as part of the precast production lifecycle in my next bloggings.

Petri Vesa, Sales Director, Elematic