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Applications TwinCAT IoT optimizes smart vehicle repairs Smart Repair spray booths, connected to the cloud via TwinCAT IoT, exchange process data via standardized communication protocols and access special data and communication services from cloud service providers. Services can be hosted in public cloud systems such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services. CLOUD-SUPPORTED DATA ACQUISITION is helping to monitor emissions and energy consumption to create effective paint spray booth applications. One of the most recent examples is the Danish company, Carheal, which uses TwinCAT IoT in its vehicle spray booths for paint work. As a basic technology for the fast and efficient implementation of applications in the context of Industrie 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT), TwinCAT IoT helps users implement a wide range of solutions in different industry segments. Smart Repair spray booths With its Smart Repair spray booths, Carheal has delivered a turnkey solution with which car repair workshops can swiftly repair minor damage to the paintwork of cars. The complete body panel is not repainted in the conventional manner, only the immediate damaged area. The advantage for the customer is that they can collect their car from the workshop on the same day they drop it off. Henrik Bro Christensen, Carheal’s founder and managing director, wants not only to set a new standard in repair quality and duration with his spray booths, but also to meet the highest environmental protection requirements. The Smart Repair spray booth is suitable for outdoor use, for example in auto shop yards or in the vicinity of shopping malls or airports. Christensen consistently pursues Industrie 4.0 concepts by connecting the spray booths to a cloud system. Apart from state-of-the-art automation, Christensen aims above all with the booth concept to create scalable solutions that can be used all over the world in order to offer intelligent B2B services. To do this, Christensen makes use of IoT technology from Beckhoff. The special feature of the Smart Repair spray booths is their innovative filter system, which creates no impact on the environment. The air from the interior of the booth is not transported to the outside; instead, it is cleansed completely of solvent residues and reconditioned by an integrated filter system. This substantially improves the supply of fresh air and prevents the emission of particle-laden air. An ARM-based CP6606 Panel PC with TwinCAT 3 automation software is used to control this advanced exhaust system. Simple communication with cloud The Smart Repair spray booths are connected to the cloud via TwinCAT IoT, which features various functions to exchange process data via standardized communication protocols and to access special data and communication services from cloud service providers. Corresponding services can be hosted in public cloud systems, such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services. Alternatively, they 16 industrial ethernet book 2.2018 SOURCE: BECKHOFF A dashboard provides information about relevant spray booth parameters, or progress of spray processes. SOURCE: BECKHOFF


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