Factory automation has nowadays an important role in the manufacturing and dispatch of the cement. The present thesis describes the automation of transport of cement; it also shows user interfaces for automatic dispatch of cement and gives insight into the control system.
In the introductory part of the thesis is depicted the field of automatics and diverse benefits of the automation and its use for application in cement dispatch. Exposed are the reasons for using automation. Described are different possible ways of cement dispatch approaches. Explained are also the goals of target project.
In the second chapter can reader recognize the solutions used of cement dispatch system at Lafarge Cement Ltd. Featured are mechanical and electrical elements, which are the key to automated transport and automatic dispatch system. Outlined is the communication background and computer equipment that is used at the company.
The third chapter presents relevant software packages that were used in the development of a control system and automation of transport.
The entire fourth chapter is devoted to the description of manufacturing process control blocks, symbols, and their testing. Presented is also the software logic, which is running behind in SCADA control system, presented is user interface for automatic dispatch of cement.
The final, fifth chapter presents the final outline and final results of the system with an emphasis on operation and functions of the control system. From the user perspective view are outlined individual control screens, graphic elements as well as example from dispatch results screen.