Oerlikon Metco is revolutionizing thermal spray equipment with digitalization and the implementation of Metco IIoT, the first Industry 4.0 platform for the thermal spray industry. Oerlikon has been developing thermal spray equipment for decades, and they understand the relationship between machine, material and processes and how these factors can affect both output and coating quality.
Now they have used this expertise to develop Metco™ IIoT, the first digital platform that allows connectivity of thermal spray systems within an Industry 4.0 platform, enabling a Smart Thermal Spray Factory. The aim is to understand the production process through data analysis and monitoring in real time and to improve it based on this information. This enables simpler, faster and more efficient operation of ma-chines and production systems, reducing the scrap rate and increasing throughput.
“Optimized concepts for preventive maintenance (predictive maintenance), improved operator guidance and paperless production are key requirements for future-proof production and Metco IIoT does just that,” states Alexander Mohnfeld, Oerlikon’s Head of Product and Project Management Equipment.