AAGC Advanced automatic gauge control

What is the Advanced Automatic Gauge Control and how it works?

It consists in 3 steps:

  • Online data acquisition
  • Online data cross-referencing
  • Offline and post process data analysis

The AAGC performs the real time identification of a possible unusual data and identify the relationships between variables which may have been caused and evaluate the impact on the overall process result. Our AAGC solution (gathering high speed data from sensors), is capable to discover groups or "families" in some way or another "similar" to each other, generalizing known structure to forecast following process presets in order to minimize unwanted behaviors due to known errors.

 

 

Process optimization is the discipline of adjusting a process so as to optimize some specified set of parameters without violating some constraint. The most common goals are minimizing cost and maximizing throughput and/or efficiency. This is one of the major quantitative tools in industrial decision making.

We truly believe that our systems will help our Customers to produce more and better. Our measurement systems, such as thickness gauges, coating gauges, etc.  are capable to improve your production quality starting from the first pass. Discover how much the thickness control is directly connected to final material's quality.

 A stand-alone thickness control does not automatically leads to an effective quality control. Discover more on our advanced automatic gauge control optimization program. Thickness consistency during the manufacturing process on a flat product has a great impact on final material's properties. Thickness control quality is directly proportional to final product's quality, but there are much more variable involved into the process. Measure a variable is not enough to control your final product's quality, if this variable is not cross referenced with others. The advanced automatic gauge control solution, gathering high speed data from the field while measuring, is capable to discover groups or "families" in some way or another "similar" to each other, generalizing known structure to forecast following process presets in order to minimize unwanted behaviors due to known errors.

Simply connect and login any device using the Ethernet port, type the core address and you will get the local HMI. The nGauge core software is capable to manage the IOs as well as the human machinery interface, The HMI is independent from the IO's and sensors management, so it can works stand-alone without any visualization connected.

A stand-alone thickness control does not automatically leads to an effective quality control.

Thickness consistency during the manufacturing process on a flat product has a great impact on final material's properties. Thickness control quality is directly proportional to final product's quality, but there are much more variable involved into the process. Measure a variable is not enough to control your final product's quality, if this variable is not cross referenced with others. The advanced automatic gauge control will provide:

  • Real time identification of unusual data
  • Relationships between variables and the impact on the overall process result
  • Discovering groups in some way or another "similar" to each other
  • Generalizing known structure to forecast following process presets in order to minimize unwanted behaviors due to known errors
  • Post process data visualization and report generation to be evaluated off-line and statistical analysis

Our main target is to help our Customers to produce better, faster and cheaper, by helping to identify the possible process bottle-necks. In few words, our solutions are capable of cross-checking, comparing and providing predictive suggestion and post process statistical reports data to obtain the best from the production line.

Our solutions find their natural application in the online data management on existing equipment in the hot and cold metals areas, mainly on steel and aluminium. Our expertise comes from decades of unbroken experience in metal making activities, and we have at disposal ready-to-go solutions for a large variety of process and variables (thickness, speed, vibration, density, temperature, chemical composition).

 

 

Post process data visualization and report generation are available to be evaluated off-line generating statistical analysis

 

We are very proud to be a technical Company. We are not only consultants. We specialize in demanding hardware and software for industrial applications, working worldwide to guarantee an high quality standard with at the back a considerable and solid process operations knowledge. Born as technical partner of the main world-wide industrial Companies mostly in the metals making activities (steel and aluminum), nowadays, we offer high quality content services and alternatives for parts no more available on market, for process and machinery automation and for device interfaces.

What we do

LGE develops advanced technology and transforms it into enriching end user experiences. We specialize in demanding hardware and software for industrial applications, working worldwide to guarantee an high quality standard. Born as technical partner of the main industrial Companies mostly in the metals making activities (steel and aluminum), LGE today offers services and alternatives for parts no more available on market, for process and machinery automation and for device interfaces. LGE started its first step introduced into the market as technical support for a leading Italian industrial Company specialized in industrial services. LGE started its first step introduced into the market as technical support for a leading Italian industrial Company specialized in industrial services. It was the ambition of its founders till date to make it a flexible and effective small group of high skilled technical experts, with diversified interests able to provide the best possible products and a reliable services quality, specializing in research alternatives for out of date or no more available spare parts of pre-existing installed equipment of different manufacturers.

Founders background influenced the company identity, and the effort is to provide the right product or service to its customers through right people. Its strong relationship with partners and Customers is self explanatory with the success. The humble and low profile kept during the years, as a simple technical company without the need of redundant commercial advertizing, makes LGE a solid and grounded group. By providing first class integrated solutions, through our best-in-class products and practices, we will deliver superior value to our Customers. Our objectives are to lead the industry to produce better, faster and safer. We are focused on helping our Customers to achieve a fast R.O.I. and to solve practical issues technology can help to. LGE was established in Genova (Italy) in 1996. Our technical know-how comes from the process knowledge acquired during 20+ years of unbroken experience in design, manufacturing, engineering, installing, starting up and maintaining industrial automation and control systems. We entirely develop our control systems in house, both in hardware and software and we use finest equipment available on market. Even we are a relatively young company, we are used to say about us we are "standing on the shoulders of giants".

The dawn of experiences

Established as an s.a.s. in 1996 in Genoa, a northern Italian industrial city, LGE began its activity as small software development company as well as editor of technical documentation and manuals. The company's skill was the digital development in various forms, not only strictly technical (i.e. websites and presentations) and the IT. The company was founded by three persons with a different background, experience and age: an experienced automation and instrumentation manager , a full time professor and a doctor in chemical engineering. The combination of those different backgrounds, personalities and their own points of views gave to LGE its identity. The internet era was exploding by the time: the communications became faster and faster, computers and electronic more integrated day by day. From a local reality, LGE had the chance to look forward. Following the founders idea of not being focused on a single matter, a new activity was added. Step which would be the key of the future transformation of the company as the present identity. LGE had the opportunity to carry on the activities of research, development of new products and new technologies monitoring for the ITA Group. The cooperation with experienced engineers and technicians (with over 30 years of activities) drastically changed the horizons of the small and young company. Being projected into the harsh industrial world, quite faraway from a dust clean R& D department, brought very quickly to LGE a lesson on how an industrial product should be properly designed, build and maintained. Thanks to the transfer of knowledge and to the cooperation with the main national and international industrial Companies, thanks to the years spent as field support and service, and not least thanks to the Customer's precious suggestions, from an independent R&D department, LGE soon became developer and integrator of high technological content industrial systems, developing and deploying its own in-house hardware and software, reverting to digital aged analog systems. A strong emphasis has been put on the maintenance side of any project, linearity, simplicity, up to date parts and sharp software. As developer, products designer, engineering coordinator and support, LGE was no more just an IT company. At the beginning of the 2k, LGE get in close contact with the GGC Corporation (and subsequently and its world-wide located branches), already ITA's technical partner. The cooperation is still active and strong today. LGE is a manufacturer and distributor of industrial products, fully engineered devices and components, starting from a small custom part until the complete assembly, turnkey. Products include advanced devices for different industrial applications, such as thickness,width, distance measurement systems, welding inspection systems, electronic boards, sensors, custom electronic assembly, software and hardware devices, automation and instrumentation, environmental products and related industrial supplies. LGE, even young and modern, is proud to be a well known Company for his high technology content industrial products, delivered on-time and competitively priced, with a professional technical support and first class customer service.

 

 

What is the Advanced Automatic Gauge Control and how it works?

It consists in 3 steps:

  • Online data acquisition
  • Online data cross-referencing
  • Offline and post process data analysis

The AAGC performs the real time identification of a possible unusual data and identify the relationships between variables which may have been caused and evaluate the impact on the overall process result. Our AAGC solution (gathering high speed data from sensors), is capable to discover groups or "families" in some way or another "similar" to each other, generalizing known structure to forecast following process presets in order to minimize unwanted behaviors due to known errors.