The city of Galati is best known as the industrial powerhouse of Romania. Among the city’s industrial establishments, the steel factory plays an especially significant role in the nation’s economic development, since steel is widely used in many infrastructures throughout the country. To ensure maximum productivity and best quality of steel production, transportation of steel materials from one stage to another must be performed in a timely and reliable manner, requiring effective control of conveyer belt automation. With ORing’s state-of-the-art Ethernet switches and device, communications among conveyor belt PLCs, management PCs, and data servers are guaranteed to be swift and uninterrupted, thanks to ruggedness of ORing products coupled with ORing’s advanced redundancy technologies (O-Ring, redundant power inputs, etc.). In the control center, PLC management is effective and user-friendly, thanks to ORing’s powerful network management utility — Open-Vision. By optimizing information flow of steel production in Galati City, ORing is helping economic development in Romania.
- PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)
Provides control to the conveyor belts used for steel production. The onboard Ethernet connection allows direct connection with Ethernet switches.
- PPower Meters
Continuously monitors power usage at all stages of steel production. Communicates with other devices via serial RS-485 connections. A device server or media converter is required to link with Ethernet networks
- Device Servers
Acts as the “Ethernet network” Servers for the power meters. Enables effective power management of steel production over the Ethernet network.
- Media Converters
Provides a cost-effective way for the PLC at the special location to ‘connect’ to the optical portion of the network, without the need of multi-port Ethernet switches.
- Managed Ethernet Switches with onboard Fiber Optic Connection
Forms the steel production network backbones. The onboard fiber optic connections among the Ethernet switches significantly extend network distance without the worry of electrostatic interference of network information. By connecting servers to the network, control information can be easily managed and archived.
- Powerful Network Management Utility
ORing Open-Vision v3.0
Features centralized and visualized network management, complete network monitoring, and early warning of network events
- Fiber optic connection
- Serial RS-485 connectivity to Ethernet networks
- Advanced network and power redundancy protections
- Powerful and user-friendly network management software
- Industrial design to sustain in harsh environment
- Withstand wide temperature variations