The Elblag city based Test company (Poland) launched a process control system for the production line of peat products at the „Rucianka” factory belonging to Hollas Sp. z o.o. company.
Established in 1991with the participation of the Belgian capital the HOLLAS company is the biggest peat products manufacturer in Poland. The HOLLAS company processes over 300 thousand. m3 of peat per year and produces about 170 products exported to Belgium, France, Spain, Italy and to the Middle East.
The main HOLLAS products are as follows:
- Vegetable and flower substrates;
- Horticultural peat;
- Nursery Substrates and products in big-bales;
- Horticultural peat.
and so on.
Over many years the Hollas Sp. z o.o. company constantly follows the latest technology changes and modernizes the machinery and equipment. The company's computer controlled production lines are at the global level. The new process control system for the production line of peat products at the „Rucianka” factory was developed with TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI software and with Advantech ADAM IO modules. It replaced the obsolete HMI software, that did not meet factory expectations and was the cause of frequent stoppages in production.
At the end of 2008, the management decided to change the old HMI application to TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI. The new control system has been implemented in FBD programming language, it includes a complex control algorithm, that takes into account the diversity of production and control alarms. The new TRACE MODE based application has also corrected all the errors of the previous system and increased the accuracy of production.
The two-year of successful and failure-free operation have confirmed that the management's decision to change of SCADA/HMI application for TRACE MODE was right.