DGM Upgrade

David Tye

Working for the newly formed Prima Group in Manroland Goss, we provided commissioning and software services to upgrade a shaftless DGM web offset printing press at Action Printing in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin USA. The press has three DGM 440 units, two DGM 1030 Folders, with Jardis Reelstands, infeeds and web guides.
The upgrade involved replacing the GE Fanuc PLCs with Allen Bradley Compact Logix controllers, whilst retaining the Profibus Wago IO, and indramat Diax04 drives and PPC controllers.
For information on Press Controls Upgrades Please Contact info@p3controls.com

Control Panel Building

David Tye

Ready, Steady Build.
Steve has been a busy few weeks building another of our standard 18.5Kw Soft Start panels for a vacuum pumps for Hexpol TPE.
Utilising a Siemens Soft Starter and Allen Bradley Micrologix PLC, these control panels give flexibility and control to Hexpol for their process.

Controls Upgrade Management and System Commissioning USA

David Tye

Starting Printing Press Conversion, Number 5 of 5 presses.
As part of an Ongoing Contract we are working with ManrolandGoss, we are providing our conversion management and commissioning services for a large press upgrade project in New York, USA.
Replacing the old Goss Colorliners MAC and DRINK controllers with the latest B&R X20 PLCs, and replacing ten Allen Bradley 1336 150HP AC Drives with the latest Allen Bradley Powerflex 755 AC Drives.
For information on Press Controls Upgrades Please Contact dave.tye@p3controls.com or a.glover@p3controls.com

Hydro Generator Service Visit

David Tye

A day out by the river at South Esk.
Providing our services for an Electrical Service inspection of a 100 Kw Hydro generator, inspecting, testing and cleaning the control panel, drive and generator. The Hydro has now generated 604MWh of clean renewable energy, and after the service will continue to add to this total for many years to come.
For further details on our service visits please contact us.

Commissioning Of A Caustic Dosing System


The Caustic Dosing System is an add-on to our mixing and batching system which allows the operators to add a caustic liquid into 8 of their 10,000Kg mixers safely. It accurately measures the liquid by means of Endress & Hauser flowmeters.

Conversion Of KBA Printing Units


Working for Harland Simon, we provided our conversion and commissioning services to convert two KBA web offset printing units located at the Desert Sun Newspapers in Palm Springs, USA. The conversion involved removing the KBA/ABB   KT98 controllers and DC91 IO modules on CS31 bus,  and replacing them with Allen Bradley Compact Logix controllers and Point I/O.

Conversion Of Goss Printing Units


Gramedia Publishing in Jakarta, Indonesia choose Harland  Simon to upgrade their current Intella 310 and 400 control system. This upgrade involved swapping out the old Harland Simon Intella PLCs and replacing them with Allen Bradley Compact Logix PLC’s and Allen Bradley Point I/O. This was the final phase of the conversion, Harland Simon engineers had already completed changing the old DC drive system to a modern supportable Allen Bradley Power Flex DC drive system and upgrading all the reelstands to supportable Allen Bradley Compact Logix PLCs. We provided our services to convert and re-commission the Goss printing unit

Let The Building Commence!!!


Following an order from our client for four Hydro Generator control panels, Our panel shop is busy drilling and tapping chassis plates ready to accept the hardware ready for wiring and system test. Again Quality Siemens hardware is used all the way from contactors to the main PLC controller and HMI.

Pigging System Upgrade


When a new production line was installed at Robert Mc Bride in Middleton, we upgraded the existing product recovery system. This involved adding a new plc control panel and HMI panel at the line side.

The reasons for the upgrade were

  • To replace some failing obsolete plc hardware
  • Improve the look of the system
  • To give a better operator interface & diagnostics

Control system
Siemens S7-300 Plc, Siemens TP277 colour HMI

Our scope
Siemens S7 Plc software design, HMI Software design (WinCC Flexible), Onsite system commissioning

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