Allen Bradley SLC500 to Controllogix Migration, New Zealand.

David Tye

We Provided our PLC programming service to the OEM to convert several Allen Bradley SLC500/4 PLCs and combing them into one central 1756-L82E Controllogix, removing some DeviceNet and RIO networks.  Rewriting code to make it more readable, converting the comments from French to English to aid the maintenance technicians in fault finding after the code has been commissioned.

Commissioning of a 39Kw Archimedes Hydro Generator, Edinburgh

David Tye

A few cold days by the Water of Leith river in Saughton Park Edinburgh commissioning a new 39 Kw single screw generator extracting zero carbon electricity from the river. This Hydro Generator generates enough power for all of Saughton parks electricity requirements and any surplus gets sold back to the national grid.

Press Line Reconfiguration and Extension, New York, USA

David Tye

Working for the Machine OEM providing commissioning and site management services, one on the seven press lines at the largest newspaper manufacturer in the USA was reconfigured to give more colour capacity and a backup press for the larger modern Goss Colorliner 80 press line.  Replacing two Mono units with 2 four colour units and adding missing couples to a 4+1 print tower allowed and extra 20 colour pages straight and 40 pages collect.

Using local labour from the IBEW Local 3 Electrical Union in New York to provide all electrical modifications to the print units and the addition of an extra 150HP Allen Bradley PowerFlex 700 drive to assist the other 10 x 150HP Allen Bradley PowerFlex 700 drive running the line shaft.

CT50 Reelstand Upgrade, Arizona, USA

David Tye

Working for the Machine OEM providing software and hardware commissioning of a Drive Side control panel upgrade to improve the reliability and procurement of Spares for multiple CT50 Goss reel stands. This modification removed the drive side control plate from the reelstand and replaced it with a new control plate with new Allen Bradley PowerFlex DC drive, Allen Bradley Compact Logix PLC and new Motor control gear. The modification was quick, only requiring the reelstand to be out of service for two days.

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Annual Instrumentation Service of Esterquat Storage System

David Tye

We provide an annual instrumentation check / calibration of the Esterquat control system at our customers site checking all the temperature zones and level sensors are still measuring to spec using a calibrated Atex Process Calibrator. This gives our customer piece of mind the control system is still functioning correctly and helps them with the HSE requirements being a top tier COMAH site.

P3 Automation mixer system goes on and on!

David Tye

One of our mixing systems that was installed in 2010 has now produced
13,682 x 10 Ton Batches of Fabric Conditioner
• Producing 136,824,168 Liters of Fabric Conditioner
• Which will have filled a whopping 182,432,224 Bottles (750ml) of Fabric Conditioner

Drive System Upgrade, New York, USA

David Tye

Working for the Machine OEM providing commissioning and site management services, we successfully upgraded 50 x Allen Bradley 1336 150HP (112Kw) Variable Speed AC Lineshaft drives with the modern PowerFlex 700 AC Drives equivalent. The Associated Allen Bradley PLC 5 rack was replaced with a Control Logix PLC and Pilz safety relays utilising the STO (Safe Torque Off) feature of the new drives. Each printing press has 10 x 150HP AC motors with Encoder feedback to provide motion to the printing press.

Print Unit Upgrade, New York, USA

David Tye

Working for the Machine OEM providing commissioning and site management services, we oversaw the conversion project replacing the obsolete Goss APCS control system with a new B&R x20 PLC Control system. The DRINK and MAC racks were replaced with new racks containing B&R x20 remote I/O on a Power Link Ethernet network.

Using Local IBEW Local 3 Union labour for the physical conversion and wiring and us providing the recommissioning of the print unit on the new system

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