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AFOTEK, as a partner for turnkey painting systems, offers holistic solutions for complete electrical plant equipment.

The basis for the execution of the AFOTEK control technology are mainly automation solutions by Siemens. The individual control concept tailored to the needs of our customers usually consists of automation and visualization systems from the SIMATIC series. The complete functional operation and monitoring of the plant is realized via the visualization system.

The programming itself is carried out by our own qualified automation technicians and engineers to guarantee optimum support for our customers, even after plant commissioning. As standard, control programming is executed in the modern SIMATIC TIA portal in ladder diagram (LD) or in function diagram (FBD), if necessary also in structured text (SCL), instruction list (IL) or step chain programming (GRAPH, SFC).

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plant visualization of a cathodic dip-paint coating oven. 

System visualization parameter overview.

A uniform and clear program and data structure with explicit descriptions enables the plant operator to easily diagnose and assign plant components. By using self-developed, standardized function blocks of the AFOTEK software library, we ensure the high quality of our control programming.

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AFOTEK-System visualization of a pre-treatment system.

After the control programming is completed, we internally carry out a virtual commissioning. As part of the virtual commissioning, we test all functions and optimize weak points before commissioning. The result is a significantly shorter commissioning on our customers` site.

Remote access to the systems is provided via VPN routers at request of our customers. Release is executed via a key switch in the control cabinet. An included authorization system logs access and restricts the access to an authorized group of people. Remote access enables us to support our customers quickly and cost-effectively in fault analysis and troubleshooting.

Visualisierung Fördertechnik Pulveranlage
Visualization of conveyor technology in a powder coating plant

Depending on the automation aspirations of our customers requirements, it is possible to record and provide energy, process and quality data and/or to connect higher-level systems (PLS, MES, ERP). For this purpose, we analyze the necessary processes together with our customers at an early stage in the project and document the necessary interfaces as a basis for the implementation of the interface.

Our services in the field of electrical and automation engineering:

  • Project management of electrical and automation engineering
  • Hardware planning and CAE design
  • Production of switchgears
  • Software project planning and visualization
  • Electrical assembly and installation
  • Commissioning and training
  • Service and support
  • Electrical maintenance

Your advantages of AFOTEK electrical and automation engineering:

  • Qualified team of in-house automation technicians and engineers
  • Intuitive, clear plant visualization
  • System support via remote maintenance
  • Shorter commissioning due to virtual commissioning
  • Possible connection of the AFOTEK control to higher-level systems
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Example of automation technology above the plant on a separate walkway.