At Texarkana Aluminum in Texas, USA, coils enter the wrapping stations by coil car, directly from the production line. The two MultiWrappers receive coil data from the PLC through Industry 4.0, level 2 communication. For additional capacity, one of the MultiWrappers wraps coils at alternating sides of a twin-cell setup.
This solution is a huge step forward in terms of both capacity and HSE. Fewer coils need to be transported using overhead crane or truck, and many, less ergonomic or labor-intense task are eliminated. Even the film roll exchange is automatic!