Chip Management Success Stories

Command technical highlight: CommandWare

The CommandWare software provides users with an easy to use and efficient briquetting machine interface system. The software offers a logical approach to briquetting machine operation and fault finding.

Featuring both automatic and manual modes, the user can quickly and easily move between function screens to vary machine positions and functions. The system has a range of smart functions which automatically sense and help optimise machine performance.


The following features are available as standard:

Simple to use touch screen

Ensures efficient machine operation.

Logical screen configuration and page ordering

Improves machine use and uptime.

Hopper in-feed monitoring

Constantly monitors the machine in-feed conditions and makes adjustments to ensure a consistent inflow of chips.

Automatic briquette counter

Allows the tracking of machine output to ensure an accurate estimate of material production weight.

Automatic Jam Detection System (AJDS)

Intelligently senses a machine system jam, runs a recovery process and alerts the operator.

Automatic Briquette Length Compensation (ABLC)

Automatically senses and adjusts briquette lengths to ensure consistency.

Material Compensation System (MCS)

Adjusts for material changeover and works automatically with the ABLC system to ensure briquette length consistency with new materials.

Thermal Monitoring System (TMS)

The controller monitors machine hydraulic operating temperatures and alerts the operator of a system overheating condition.


The following functions can be added as an optional extra:

Remote diagnostics

Allows the tracking of machine activity and fault finding in real time.

Machine performance reporting

Provides a package of machine performance reports including alarm history, production rates and performance evaluation.