New maintenance workshop with testing bench for your capacitance sensors and flow controllers

Novelis PAE launched a new workshop for the maintenance of all  its metal level sensors and actuators, including the latest Plug’n Cast™ generation upstream of Industry 4.0.

Featuring an innovative, compact design and CAN-Bus low cable connection, the new CS-F240 and FC-F100 units have now been running to perfection for many months at multiple European casthouses. They have proven their efficiency, accuracy and greater robustness and reliability than the previous generation of devices.

Novelis PAE has opened a specific maintenance workshop, ensuring better service for all its customers. This facility features a brand new test bench which is described in the next, paragraph. It is equipped with all tools and available parts required for testing, calibrating and, if necessary, repairing our customers’ sensors and actuators, including every generation, from the analog one until the latest 4.0 design.

Novelis PAE ensures continuous and accurate traceability of all our devices through our Web interface linked device-specific QR codes.

Dedicated contact is Melanie who has been appointed to our team to answer all your technical questions even those related to previous generations of sensors.

Don’t hesitate to contact us! We’ll be pleased to assist you in finding the right solution!

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New Industry 4.0-designed Test Bench for Capacitance Sensors & Flow Controllers

Novelis PAE has developed a new test bench to support its latest and former generations of capacitance sensors* and flow controllers** for the AUTOPAK® Metal Drive System, its renowned proprietary aluminum casting technology.

This bench integrates a compact on-board computer, which communicates through a CAN bus field network with the sensors and flow controllers to be set and tested. The results of these tests are recorded by the application, which offers full maintenance monitoring for the entire pool. 

There is no need for software installation since the bench is controlled only by an integrated web application with easy access through an Ethernet link.

When testing a sensor, the bench drives the level position of a target based on a selected cycle; the sensor measurement is compared with the distance provided by an external probe between the sensor head and the target.

The bench is also designed to test flow controllers by externally checking the controller axis position and incorporates the capacity to check the pin closing sequence.

This unique development opens the door to new casthouse maintenance practices in line with Industry 4.0 standards

* CS-F240 capacitance sensor
** FC-F100 flow controller