2017 marks an important technological turning point for GAP Engineering. We have fully migrated our GAPCast to a Siemens TIA-Portal solution. With its significant benefits, we are now ready to tackle the challenges of modernization in the futur.
The new EMC casting machine from our customer AMAG Austria Metall AG is the first to benefit from this progress. Similar to the previous installation, we took the opportunity to enhance our skills in terms of robustness and mechanical safety .
Our entire team laid their hands to work during the development and the different phases of commissioning.
The GAP Level Sensor U40 is available with an extended range of 40 mm.
GAP Engineering will hold a stand at the ALU USA. It will take place in Nashville from 25 to 26 October.
We will introduce you to our products and the possibilities surrounding our various integration solutions for our flagship GAPCast.
With the help of the powerful Siemens software “Powermanager”, the energy consumption of a building can be visualized and optimized. Customers can evaluate energy measures and localize faults quickly. The software can be adapted to the customer’s needs and can be expanded with new devices at any time. Our reference projects were made at Nestlé, UBS, CHUV and others.
In 2016 Constellium Valais SA commissioned us to renovate an obsolete casting machine, which gave us the opportunity to migrate and enhance our standard, which is initially based on Siemens S7 combined with the Siemens WinCC supervisory system. This new machine runs with Allen Bradley controllers and drives from Rockwell Automation.
In casting machines, the spout through which the liquid metal arrives must first reach a certain temperature before production starts.
In collaboration with one of our suppliers, we have developed a complete automated system that evenly distributes heat to each spout.
We have revitalized our product allowing a user to verify the functionalities of our GLS devices by adding the possibility to validate the movements conformity of our GLA devices.
We have integrated a more efficient HMI for a better comfort for the user. The liquid aluminum simulation compartment has also been replaced with a linear motor of a greater accuracy.
GAP Engineering SA has presented its various products at the Cobo Center Detroid, Reed Exhibitions that took place from 11 to 12 November in Detroit.
We already look forward to see you at the next edition in November 2017 in the USA.
But before this, we will be present at the Aluminium Exhibition in Düsseldorf from November 29th to December 1st 2016. We will welcome you with pleasure at the stand 10H23.
GAP Engineering celebrated its 15th birthday on 16 October with a party at the TechnoArk in Sierre.
Thank you for celebrating with us. We are already looking forward to working together in future.
We would like to extend a special thank you to Timea Bacsinszky for so kindly taking part.
The commissioning for this installation will take place at the end of 2015.
For the extrusion line cooling units installed in October 1992, the control equipment (SPS and screen monitoring) is out of date. The maintenance for these installations is becoming difficult to manage (with such issues as the reliability and dearth of spare parts, technical knowledge of this outdated hardware, etc.).
This project will be conducted on the new Siemens engineering platform, TIA Portal, with an S7-1500 controller.