Since January 1st, 2017, the Pulsar Group has modified its organizational structure, as a result of the strategic development plans which was started in 2012. Further to this change, Pulsar srl becomes the mother company of a Group composed by 2 other companies, which are 100% owned by Pulsar Srl – these are their missions:
≥ PULSAR srl is the parent company, in charge of the capital management of the Group assets, patents, know-how and with the mission of controlling and leading the operative subsidiaries.
≥ PULSAR ENGINEERING srl, established in 2006, has become the operating company starting from January 1st, 2017 – it is in charge of all activities, from sales and marketing to technical activities, product development, production and after-sales management, relying on Pulsar Srl employees now transferred under the new company. In this function, the Company Pulsar Engineering srl manages the formal activities connected to all relationships and transactions with all external parties, taking over the prerogatives that have been in charge to Pulsar srl until 2016.
≥ PULSAR AMERICA Inc, based in Green Bay (WI), United States, established in 2013, has the mission of managing sales and after-sales activities for the North American market, providing both technical assistance and spare parts service.
The evolution of the Group in the recent years is the result of a precise development strategy that has focused on the international Tissue industry as core business and main target industry to offer a package of innovative services and products for the recovery of production lines efficiency, going beyond the conventional products, such as conveying lines and automatic machines.
In this company development process, Pulsar Engineering will aim at strengthening what Pulsar has been creating since 1989, bringing forward studies to improve lines production management to achieve the ideal combination of hardware and software to manage and optimize complete lines, integrating machines and conveying systems.
Complete systems, automatic machines, management and quality control systems for the tissue industry
In recent years Pulsar has engineered several automated systems dedicated to the Tissue converting industry, which help to improve the management of production lines, the compliance of products to quality standards and the increase of the overall converting line efficiency. The results of such activity are Pulsar’s product families “Quatis” and “REDS Harmonizing Systems”.
With the aim of providing a solution to the nonconformity issues of Tissue products, Pulsar has engineered and marketed the Quatis machines family. These are machines conceived for the quality control both of unwrapped products (such as toilet/kitchen/industrial rolls and folded products) and of wrapped products, (such packs and bags of toilet/kitchen/industrial rolls and folded products).
The Quatis innovative technology relies on powerful vision systems and complex algorithms for image analysis that allow the inspection of each product according to preset parameters and single user requirements. By controlling each product, the machine provides elaborate analysis of the frequency and causes of non-compliances, giving the opportunity of adequately improving the settings of the machines upstream thus increasing the line efficiency and consequently the overall production capacity.
REDS Harmonizer Software Packages
These systems, developed inside the product family “REDS Harmonizing Systems”, monitor and control the way in which each machine works inside the Tissue converting line, from the rewinder to the palletizer. Being these machines supplied by different manufacturers, the only interaction possible is a basic communication, without the exchange of more complex information on each machine status.
To fill this gap Pulsar has developed its ‘Reds Harmonizer System’ software package, which has the purpose of establishing:
» the communication between machines within a Tissue converting line;
» the management of different communication protocols up to the integration with an OPC server;
» the organization of dynamic memory areas where the CPUs of the connected machines can read the data of the other machines and provide their own data to the system;
» the best optimization strategy for machines;
» the ability to save any processing event as an optimized working recipe, which becomes in time an essential tool to tissue manufacturers for the setting of their machines.
Moreover, Pulsar has recently developed a platform for SCADA systems, specifically engineered for the calculation of the OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) in the Tissue converting industry.