The automation of production processes has been increasing steadily. More and more production operations are carried out by mechanical equipment and automated systems which replace human labours. Such process automation helps achieve consistently high quality and cost-effectiveness in different sectors of industrial production
Seamless interaction of production processes is especially crucial in the bakery industry. The implementation of automated industrial lines for the production of baked goods allows bakery systems to be operated more efficiently and economically.
The simplest way to resolve serial connection issues is Serial Port Virtualization Technology. The technology lets forward serial devices over the network, thus making it possible to access any industrial bakery equipment remotely. Serial Port Virtualization Technology creates an unlimited number of virtual COM ports (which are exact copies of real serial ports) in any control system. Connected via virtual COM ports, remote bakery equipment will be recognized by a control machine as though it were physically attached to the controller
Thanks to Serial Port Virtualization, the control hardware (or software) will interact with the production lines over the network and exchange serial signals automatically. For instance, a PLC will be able to receive sensor signals from the baking conveyor without any communication glitches. The production line, in turn, will respond to pan changes with speed and accuracy.
The use of Serial Port Virtualization Technology is an important step towards automation of all production lines of an enterprise. Developers of specialized software and hardware for control and management of conveyor lines can significantly improve the basic functionality of their products. What’s more, the technology lets: