ExVis 5

Hosokawa Alpine AG expands process visualisation software ExVis 5.0

- New smart functions for controlling blown film systems:

Digitisation and networking within the production line are playing an increasingly important role for efficient, high-quality manufacture. The reason is that the more reliably the entire film production process is controlled and monitored, the higher the final film quality. Hosokawa Alpine relies in this case on its tried and trusted ExVis (extrusion visualization) process visualisation software. With the expansion of Version 5.0,a number of features have now been added that further improve the programme and allow intelligent system control. “The emphasis in expanding the software was placed on user-friendly operation and an even better overview of process-relevant data”, says Dr. Holger Niemeier, Executive Vice President and Head of Film Technology at Hosokawa Alpine. Among other improvements, the daily work of film blowing system operators has been made easier by the constant integration of feedback.

Always up-to-date

ExVis 5.0 is a fully networked system that merges and centrally manages the data of all system components. The programm also offers a wide range of new options for daily work on the machine. This means that operators can access the user manual or the circuit diagrams directly from ExVis in the event of an error message. This gives them contextual information on what needs to be done right now. In addition, users can simply drag and drop the trends that are relevant to them into a container, allowing them to clearly observe and analyse the trends.

No process engineering know-how required for start-up

ExVis presents comprehensive innovations especially when it comes to user-friendliness. The start-up assistance, for example, makes it easier to start the system. The settings for a film recipe are stored in the software. This information allows operators to start up the system in four automated steps without having to have any process engineering know-how themselves.

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