As the possibilities of Industry 4.0 grow, so do the associated tasks. According to the engineers at BELKI, their aim in tackling this challenge was to create greater transparency, more automatic mechanisms and more networked interactions. Visitors to EMO Hannover 2017 can see the success of these efforts for themselves in the shape of the BELKI Check System (BCS), which is intended for use in centralized or decentralized cooling lubricant systems where process management plays a key role.
Designed for continuous monitoring, adjustment and recording of fluid properties, the BCS offers both local on-site and remote monitoring options. It automatically maintains the preset concentration level and stores any desired value, for example so as to be able to evaluate the individual fluid and operation parameters. Based on the data recorded, the system can also generate alarm messages if necessary. In addition to measuring, logging and regulating the concentration, it can record further parameters such as pH, temperature, water consumption and the level in the concentrate tank. The resulting advantages include automatically maintaining the optimum concentration, which reduces the time required for manual refilling and monitoring, and enhanced cost-efficiency thanks to lower consumption of emulsion. Further benefits of always maintaining the optimum concentration are higher output quality and lower cutting tool wear. Last but not least, BELKI stresses the improved working environment created by the BCS, with remote monitoring ensuring safety and process stability.