Your local Unilux Sales Engineer will help you determine the application details and which of our available hardware configurations is the most effective to reduce waste based on your process.
Application analysis and simulations (measure twice, cut once).
Once an Edge Tech configuration is selected, a formal assessment of electrical (cable lengths, integration signals from the line, system location), mechanical (camera location and positioning controls, if applicable), and Level 2 integration scope can be completed within 5-10 business days.
Next, in order to ensure quick and successful commissioning, sample data is gathered from the mill Level 2 team to perform virtual simulations and regression testing to confirm that communication to the system will function properly. The Edge Tech system is shipped when integration processes, including Level 2 simulations and tests, are verified by Unilux and the mill Level 2 integration team.
Once the equipment has been installed, commissioning begins.
Edge Tech system components typically ship within 4 to 6 weeks (8 to 10 weeks if positioning controls are required). Mechanical Engineers, Level 2 Engineers, and Electricians are able to install Edge Tech system components using on-site resources, saving considerable time and cost for the mill. Installation timing is based upon the availability of mill teams and often depends upon the production schedule. In our experience, this can vary from 1 month to 1 week (especially when a quality issue has prompted the need for real-time inspection of the coil edge). All pre-commissioning processes are completed prior to the site visit to avoid costly delays and ensure an efficient and successful startup. During commissioning, Unilux engineers are on-site. Unilux teams arrive on a down-turn day to cold-run all required system and integration tests. Day 2 must be scheduled for start-up and trimming production for hot-run system and integration testing to confirm all installation and integration elements work as intended. Teams remain on-site to confirm that Edge Tech is functioning properly and all team members are trained. Below is a common outline of the process - from purchase to integration:
Order is received.