Bayer Technology Services presents innovative optimization and identification technologies
Operational Excellence can significantly enhance productivity / Complete range of identification technologies / Bayer Climate Check: Tool for the reduction of CO2 emissions
Leverkusen, April 2008 – Bayer Technology Services GmbH (BTS) is presenting highlights and new products in the production optimization, energy efficiency and identification technology sectors at the Hannover Fair from April 21–25, 2008. This year BTS has a total of three stands at the world’s largest industrial trade show, which combines ten flagship international trade fairs under one roof. BTS is displaying its industrial automation competence at “INTERKAMA+”, the leading international trade fair for process automation, and at the manufacturing automation trade fair “Factory Automation”. The technology services provider is also presenting solutions for greater energy efficiency at a specialty show.
Operational Excellence: Increase plant availability, increase value-added
To permanently increase the efficiency of production processes, it is necessary both to improve their performance and reduce the production costs. Typical performance indicators are plant utilization, yield, product quality, plant safety and delivery capability. The greatest cost drivers in the process industry are energy, raw materials, invested capital and current assets. Utilizing a number of methods and drawing on its decades of experience, BTS (Hall 7, Stand 45) is showing how production processes can be brought as close as possible to the theoretical optimum, as has been demonstrated in more than 100 projects. These methods can be integrated both horizontally and vertically via a complex production network from the field level to the ERP level. BTS is also displaying solutions for quality-based process control, including a variety of methods for online analytics, modern process control and performance monitoring as well as for information integration using modern manufacturing execution systems.
Making its debut in the field of online process analytics at the show is Baycorroxxion®, an online corrosion monitoring system. With Baycorroxxion®, it is now possible for the first time to continuously inspect and monitor production plants for corrosion. Critical states can be diagnosed at an early stage, thus allowing countermeasures to be initiated more quickly before significant damage occurs. This prevents unscheduled plant outages, improves the availability of production plants and reduces maintenance costs.
The unequivocal marking and identification of objects are prerequisites for smooth logistics processes. BTS is presenting both conventional and specially developed technologies for these tasks, ranging from one and two-dimensional barcode systems through RFID solutions to ProteXXion® for forgery-proof authentication (Hall 17, Stand 38).
BTS’s ProteXXion® identification technology, which last year won the international Hermes Award for innovation, enables objects and packaging to be unequivocally identified without being specially marked. With ProteXXion®, the object itself is the marking. Non-reflective surfaces have unique, forgery-proof characteristics, and the laser-optical process uses these to reliably identify the objects. In addition to the aforementioned identification technologies, BTS is also presenting LEXSY® LabelPrint, a computer-controlled, automatic label printing system. When faced with having to label a large number of different objects, this system helps maximize efficiency and reduce opportunities for errors.
Bayer Climate Check
BTS is also presenting the Bayer Climate Check, a new tool for the reduction of CO2 emissions, at “Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes”, a specialty show at the Hannover Fair (Hall 6, Stand 36). For the first time production processes will be detailed and analyzed in full, including all precursors and energies. Unlike in the past, not only is the production plant itself analyzed, but all the raw materials and energies needed for production together with the logistics up to the factory gate are as well. The result is the Climate Footprint, a new key performance indicator (KPI) as an ecological decision-making tool in addition to the conventional and established profitability analyses for capital investment and technology projects.
With the aid of the Climate Impact Analysis, which is aligned to the Six Sigma method, suitable lists of activities are drawn up and optimization methods prioritized. The CO2 reduction measures extend from the simple improvement of individual pump systems, through complex switch arrangements for heat flows using pinch point methods, to innovative developments from the field of process intensification, such as new reaction methods using micro-reaction technology. Additional measures can range from better coordinated supply chains to far-reaching optimizations of work processes, such as automation, visualization of CO2 emissions etc.
The Bayer Climate Check methodology is based on internationally recognized standards and is certified by TÜV Süd, one of the world’s leading auditing organizations in the field of climate protection. Bayer plans to systematically analyze 100 production plants throughout the world accounting for roughly 85 percent of Bayer’s CO2 emissions and identify potential savings at each by the end of 2009.
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