Routeco melting furnaces

Routeco focuses on process optimization





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IoT solution for evaluation of sensor data


Remote maintenance

A1 Digital offers customer-specific solutions that are consistent with the ideas of efficient machine use through real-time information & cost reduction thanks to remote maintenance.


Sensor data visualising

With the new ability to collect and visualize different sensor data via the A1 Digital Cumulocity Cloud, RAUCH can now identify and understand problems and risks at an early stage to prevent a breakdown.


Increasing production efficiency

The collection of process data helps to increase machine and production efficiency and to extend the service life of the plants.

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“A1 Digital's IoT and managed connectivity solution integrates quickly with our products, is easy to use and can be extended with our own applications.”

Gerald Steinkellner PSS Automation & Software at Routeco GesmbH

MultiNetwork M2M SIM cards

As part of A1 Digital's managed connectivity solution offered by Routeco, the routers are equipped with a slot for MultiNetwork M2M SIM cards that guarantee data transfer to the IoT platform even in the event of an overloaded WLAN, as they log into the best network. All sensor data is analysed on the IoT platform and graphically processed via a modern, customizable web user interface and can be accessed by the customer around the clock. The data is hosted on the A1 digital internet platform Exoscale, which is 100% GDPR compliant with its six data centers in the DACH Region.

Continuous optimisation of plants

RAUCH Furnace Technology GmbH in Gmunden has also recognized the advantages of this special service offering from Routeco. The high-quality melting technology solutions for the processing of magnesium, zinc and other non-ferrous metals from RAUCH stand for sustainability, quality and resilience over several production cycles. The continuous optimization of the plants in various areas is essential in order to be able to remedy and understand any eventualities that could negatively affect both the process and the safety. Since the most diverse influencing factors have to be taken into account during optimization, a solution was sought with which RAUCH can rely not only on company experience but also on data directly from the plant at the end customer.

Reducing energy consumption and saving costs

For example, remote analysis of temperature data can be used to optimize the heating controller, thereby reducing energy consumption, minimizing Co2 and saving costs. By evaluating recorded data, predictive maintenance can be ensured. In the future, it would also be conceivable to simulate the service life or wear of the furnace when using critical materials (e.g. temperature curves of the melting material) with sensors attached to machines. By using “what if analyses”, risk failures could be avoided and the service life of the entire plant could be extended significantly.

RAUCH was also convinced by the user-friendliness of the modular solution, which not only allows flexible, time-independent recording of data directly via the controller, but also the use and development of own applications. The attractive graphical interface facilitates the real-time evaluation of the sensor data.

With Secomea's industrial router and EdgeDevice “SiteManager”, Routeco offers its customers secure, real-time remote access to their industrial plant and equipment. The SiteManager transmits the collected data such as temperature, speed and runtime of the machine systems at specified intervals to the IoT platform of A1 Digital International GmbH. Cumulocity, the cloud-based IoT toolkit developed in cooperation with Software AG, enables the configuration of industry-specific applications for the management and monitoring of devices and services in real time.

About Routeco

For more than 20 years, Routeco GesmbH has been working in Upper Austria as a specialist in sales and consulting for automation technology. In combination with its special offering, which ranges from the sensor to the cloud, Routeco therefore covers almost all areas of automation.

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