Phobos: Industrial Monitoring - Caronte Consulting


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Phobos is an ILPS for continuous monitoring

The hardware used for Phobos is based on the Innovative Low-Power Solutions, ie “technologically innovative solutions with low energy consumption.”

What is it

Phobos is a device designed for monitoring several environmental and process variables, interpreting and acting like an operator would, with the aim of avoiding drifts from the production process. It is equipped with an intelligent software built with Open Source tools through which it learns and interprets the trend of the production process by analyzing all the variables, identifying any drifts. It interprets the result of its operations: if you have made a mistake, you will avoid doing it again in the future.

How does it work

Phobos processes many variables simultaneously, finds relationships between them and identifies the corrections to be applied to one or more machines. In the grinding sector, Phobos was successfully applied with a configuration of 26 variables (mixed, both environmental and process). In the mill, it was able to identify the variables that directly influence the humidity in the flour/semolina. After a short start-up period, it identifies the relationships between the variables in a completely autonomous way, updating its deductions and mathematical formulas. Phobos is self-disciplined, also independently identifying the time interval with which it must examine the variables and apply the corrections.

One of Phobos’ boxes installed at Mininni Milling Industry, customized with the Client’s comapany name on it.

Phobos: essential in the mill

Thanks to Phobos, wetting the grain becomes a completely automated process.

The device uses the analysis of many variables and is able to automatically dose the amount of water needed during the wetting phase. It, therefore, transforms a process based solely on the subjective choices of the operator in an automatic, constant and intelligent process. It can also be used to detect and measure sudden variations in weather conditions that have a significant impact on semolina moisture, in addition to understand if something is having a negative impact on wetting, such as a dirty water filter or a dispenser. Phobos is infallible, therefore it is possible to correlate the variations of the semolina moisture not to atmospheric phenomena but to the setpoint variations of the mill machines.

Wheat grain smart wetting with Phobos - Caronte Consulting

Useful in the Pomace Oil Extractor

It can be applied in any type of production plant, even inside a pomace oil extractor, in which humidity management is of fundamental importance. Thanks to Phobos, it is possible to monitor the humidity of the input pomace, conditioning the oven to obtain the right degree of drying.