The recipe based visual optimization system is designed to be run at the press. The core strength is the color coded real time comparison to recipe targets.
The recorded data are displayed on the monitor so that the operator can see all the useful data on one screen. VOS can analyze the recorded data for previously extruded billets and recommend better recipe (if applicable) for upcoming billets to improve productivity
First method is called “Search” that gives the press operator a simple tool to search and select the best recipe used so far for the same or similar die and material. This method does not perform any analysis on the data and just basically provides a search tool within the recipe data base.
The second method, called “Optimization” goes one step further and predicts the “optimum recipe” based on “best practiced recipe” by analyzing the data available in database to calculate the optimum recipe for improving productivity.
For each practiced recipe, VOS will ask for operator feedback on quality of the profile and records the feedback along with recipe. These data will then be used for training an Artificial Intelligence Network to detect the optimum recipe using AI techniques/