To reduce complexity and to focus on user-friendliness, the GEA IO control generation will now be available for every separator and decanter. Initially launched in 2014 for decanters, GEA IO has been revised and improved for use with all GEA centrifuges and a wide range of applications.
The development of GEA IO was done with user needs in mind, aiming to keep the control as simple and user-friendly as possible.
Consistently reduced to the essentials, operators are quickly able to understand and handle the control units of the centrifuge. This increases flexibility in production and improves process reliability: the system only displays what the user needs, so the error potential declines automatically.
In addition, GEA IO is able to offer much more than today’s control units and has been tailored to accommodate customer needs. This means that a wide range of functionalities is now available in a much more intuitive manner.
Control, Display and Evaluate
GEA IO has been designed to be as intuitive as possible. Displays have been streamlined, the symbols are self-explanatory and the colour code is based on international standards.
“IO is able not only able to control and display, it can also evaluate and interpret data. With GEA IO, customers are able to see how efficiently the centrifuge is running in relation to energy consumption, performance or separation efficiency,” explained Robert Zeldenrust, Product Group Management Separation at GEA.
IO is also remote enabled, so GEA experts have virtual access to the centrifuges to ensure that they are ready to be deployed again as quickly as possible.
“With GEA IO, the full potential of our centrifuges can be utilized: it’s simple, intuitive, reliable and user-friendly,” Robert Zeldenrust added.
Entire Lifecycle Support
Excellent equipment and plant is one thing, the right service is another.
With several new service options under the “GEA Service – For your continued success” concept, GEA supports its customers throughout the entire lifecycle of their installed systems and components: from project engineering, installation, and commissioning to maintaining and improving the performance of the customer’s plant and equipment.
The service level options of GEA PerformancePlus, for example, extend way beyond routine preventive maintenance and complement customer digitalisation efforts.
By combining modern technologies with industry expertise, GEA provides monitoring services, comprehensive analysis reports and reliable optimisation recommendations.
In turn, GEA customers receive valuable information that facilitate business decision making and help them to address the challenges they face when meeting performance-related goals.
GEA PerformancePlus creates transparency about the current health status of the equipment, increases its availability, ensures optimum productivity, brings efficiency optimisation potential to light and enables sustainable equipment use.
GEA PerformancePlus is currently available for GEA separators and will soon be extended to other GEA product groups.