Water Connections: At the Forefront of Industry 4.0

Sept. 13, 2019
Enhanced automation solutions with IIoT technology like the proven Metris addIQ control systems from ANDRITZ have been tailored and installed for municipalities and industrial companies in all kinds of solid/liquid separation applications.

Optimal process performance demands accurate data — anytime and anywhere. That’s why Metris addIQ Connect and Metris addIQ Monitoring are customized to give you precisely the information you need, when and where you need it most. Metris addIQ Monitoring displays your most important process parameters, for a single machine or an entire plant, and then uses Metris addIQ Connect to link it to a secure data cloud, providing you with 24/7 access from anywhere in the world. This solution also includes an automatic notifier for the most critical process alerts, enabling remote support in any situation where fast action is needed.

For a municipal wastewater treatment plant in southern Germany, this included easy-to-access performance and trend reports, real-time sludge flow and polymer dose monitoring, long-term process data, and much more. Everything is tailored to give a transparent overview of the customer’s facility, to improve process performance, and to prevent unplanned shutdowns.

Metris addIQ Optimizing further boosts your plant’s performance by identifying ways to increase performance and production. With predictive maintenance as a way to significantly decrease downtime, the Metris addIQ control system from ANDRITZ boosts your performance even further!

With perfectly matched state-of-the-art hardware and software, you are prepared for the future with unique and innovative products such as the ANDRITZ intelligent filter press uniting most of the Metris addIQ portfolio and IIoT solutions. Combining an intelligent filter plate and smart sensors with sophisticated data collection, analysis and optimizing tools, this filter press is able to operate fully automatically while also optimizing and increasing production capacity. An intelligent filter plate measures moisture content and enables online monitoring to stop the process at the right time. Combined with Metris SmartFILTERCLOTH, a tracking system that helps you to monitor the use of your filter cloths, use of these wear parts becomes more transparent, and this helps to further optimize the process and maximize your equipment’s availability.

An intuitive operator design ensures full-scale efficiency in operation for an individual machine or an entire plant. Forty-two percent of abnormal situations are caused by human error, compared to 36% caused by equipment failure and 22% by the process itself. To keep the human error factor to a minimum, ANDRITZ has improved the usability of our interface by incorporating factors such as right-handed or left-handed users, quality of eyesight, level of education, and cultural diversity. The overall usability concept takes the various requirements of the operating staff into account and enables operators with different levels of experience to fulfill their tasks within the same time period. Easy-to-read icons break down intercultural barriers and minimize translation and training efforts. Mobile connectivity features combined with a smart analysis function guarantee operating accuracy around the clock from any location.

The unique ANDRITZ IIoT solutions already have a track record of realizing more than 350 million euros ($388 million) annually in savings for its clients, and this figure keeps on growing. Thanks to a strong network of 2,000 separation specialists in 40 countries, ANDRITZ is always ready to lend a helping hand — anywhere in the world. WW

ANDRITZ is exhibiting at WEFTEC.19, booth 2417. To learn more, visit www.andritz.com.

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