Betafence, world market leader in fencing solutions, have recently invested in a PlantRun downtime monitoring system for the wire drawing facility at their manufacturing site in Sheffield, UK.
The system monitors 16 wire drawing machines and continuously records the run/stop status of each machine into a shift based database. Reports can be generated from this data for individual shifts, days, weeks months etc.
The system also provides a range of facilities including interactive management displays of the machines and machine area and real time and historic trend graphs. Information provided by the system can be accessed remotely, wherever it is needed.
The new system is in addition to another system that has been used on site for many years to monitor welded mesh fabrication machines.
Betafence is world market leader in fencing solutions, access control and detection for perimeter protection and also delivers wire mesh products for a variety of industrial applications. Betafence employs 2000 people, has 13 production sites in 12 countries and generated sales of €500 million in 2008.