Henkel has introduced a new process control system that addresses key challenges in metal pretreatment as customers seek to implement data-driven Industry 4.0 solutions. In combination with the company’s New Generation Conversion coatings (NGC) for multi-metal substrates, the Bonderite E-CO digital multi-channel (DMC) controller enables maximum corrosion performance and sustainability at minimized overall process costs.
Bonderite E-CO DMC is a process control system that allows users to run complex metal pretreatment lines with up to 15 or more stages. It features an intuitive touch screen PLC interface and supports fully digitalized process control with flexible communication and remote access functionality.
Bonderite E-CO DMC minimizes chemical usage, water and power consumption as well as waste. In addition, it helps to avoid manual work and chemical exposure in metal pretreatment. All equipment and process setup, adjustment, control and monitoring can effectively be managed by the controller, including bath preparation and refill. The multi-channel system supports both single and multiple production lines in one and the same or neighboring buildings. It can control a virtually unlimited number of process parameters and devices.
Additionally, Bonderite E-CO DMC is equipped with an internal memory that stores all parameter data and events for creating numerical, graphic and consumption reports as well as maintaining a historical database. The controller’s comprehensive connectivity easily links the system to other resources in local area networks and provides access for remote devices, such as tablets and smartphones. It enables alerts with discrete data to be sent to selected recipients by SMS or e-mail and can be integrated in cloud-based data-driven solutions.
The Bonderite E-CO DMC system is available throughout Europe and North America, and belongs to a complete range of application, control and support equipment for Bonderite metal pretreatment processes from Henkel.