Embedded Software Development Combined with a Desktop App
BOBST manufacture enormous machines for creating aluminium covered cellophane for use in food packaging (crisps), these machines can create 10’s of Km of packaging in a few hours of production with the drums churning through a few 100 Meters of material per minute.
Impact were asked to write a real time production monitoring system interfacing to the machines using PLCs, the role was to record and generate real time operator displays and off line reporting for defects or pin holes in the aluminium covering. With millions of data packets being captured and analysed over each batch this required highly optimised and efficient code to keep up with the data rate.
A c#.net application was written to provide a heads up display on a 48inch monitor and a MSSQL database used to store the data, extensive reporting in pdf format was also developed to provide quality reports for production batches. With support for multiple languages and configurable for a variety of machine options it is used daily across facilities around the globe.
BOBST operate in more than 50 countries, with 14 production facilities in 8 countries, and employs more than 5,000 people around the world.
- Embedded & Desktop App for large scale manufacturing plant
- embedded software development,desktop application development
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Having worked with the staff at Impact for over 10 years I can confidently recommend their services. I originally chose them as the preferred partner for my project as they demonstrated a clear understanding of the issues involved, and had a refreshing can-do attitude. The issues we faced were technically challenging but Impact always provided a well thought out solution. With our products being regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), security and adhering to standards was vitally important, along with offering a slick user experience. From design through user interface, third party integration and back office integration Impact’s knowledge and experience shone through.
Paul Coulter, Ex Marketing Director of WeBuyAnyCar.com
(yes he was responsible for that advert – “any any any any…..”)
Now Managing Director of E Beddings