In energy-intensive industrial painting processes, inefficient filtration systems can quickly have a negative impact on operating costs. Furthermore, poor filter performance can lead to paint defects and particle inclusions. Viledon Process View makes things better. This versatile data management system from Freudenberg Filtration Technologies was developed to enable customers to keep an eye on the overall process at all times as part of the Viledon filterCair service – and to quickly take action where necessary.
“This offering is a further extension of our innovative Viledon filterCair filter management system. We have now added a crucial component and achieved an intelligent industry 4.0 standard”, explained Christian Westenburger, Global Innovation Manager Surface Treatment. With Viledon Process View, digitally documenting the performance of a filter system will become more convenient and simpler. One important component is the new “Vi.P. View” app. Via a QR code on the equipment, this ensures that customers always have access to essential data on the filters being used.
Users simply scan the QR code with the app, enter or retrieve data, and the evaluation is complete. This makes it possible to monitor and manage systems in real time – in a modern, fast and mobile way. As well as technical information covering filter stages and elements, all information on filter tests, maintenance and process parameters can be stored and viewed in the background data management system.
Measured values such as pressure differences or air velocities, as well as information on previous filter changes, provide a complete overview and form a sound basis for determining the condition of the system. Maintenance and servicing work is addressed, processed and documented in a targeted manner.
During tests, the Viledon filterCair team or an internal technician on site stores the measurement data in the system. The information is immediately available and can be viewed and analyzed accordingly. Inefficient filter elements can be quickly detected and replaced within the scope of condition-based maintenance. Weak points are eliminated. “Thanks to this intelligent and innovative platform, we are able to give our customers the decisive advantage of monitoring, evaluating and planning their processes in a future-oriented environment. The system ensures a stable overall process”, said Westenburger. Efficient analysis improves response time and maintenance quality, while filter service life and energy consumption are also optimized.