Ingredient Handling Control System Replacement
Industry: Food & Beverage
INTRODUCTIONA client in the food industry needed to replace a legacy ABB MOD300 distributed control system without stopping production for longer than 12 days.
SOLUTIONOptimation designed a ControlLogix PlantPAx automation system to provide plant wide functionality. A functional specification and sample operator screens were developed in cooperation with the production team. Panels were built in a staging area for operators to be trained using a simulated model of their production environment. Concurrently, Optimation's electrical installation team installed new conduit and pre-bundled electrical cables in advance of the shutdown window. Once the entire installation team was comfortable with the operation of the system in simulation mode, a round-the-clock dismantlement and install effort including over 35 electricians commenced.
RESULTSOptimation completed the project on-time and on-budget. The replacement also increased production rate by 5%, more than justifying the cost of the project. The new system allowed faster response in changing over jobs and running campaigns.
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- Control Panel Fabrication
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Electrical Codes (NEC) / Electrical Safety
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