A traditional industry looking for a modern makeover

The Challenge

When a Midlands based ceramics manufacturer found it was becoming increasingly less efficient and its productivity seriously reduced, it reached out to Drive Solutions Centre partner Total Automated Solutions Limited (TAS) to provide a solution.

The plant had been running at minimal capacity due to a shortage of operational equipment. A full turnkey solution would be the only option if it wanted to increase system performance and modernise its production line to get the plant back on track.

The plant worked with multiple operating scenarios and had to manufacture on a large scale to tight deadlines. There was simply no room for operational inefficiencies.

TAS worked closely with the manufacturer to understand the current control system and overcome the customer’s historical upgrade failures. The solution needed to incorporate a braking system with delayed energisation and TAS played a key role in the delivery of this full upgrade.

The Solution

Onsite survey which determined the system requirement pre-design and build

Mitsubishi A840 75kW Variable Speed Drive installed

Utilisation of the A840 built in PLC to control the brake

Full offsite testing of the solution pre-site installation

Speedy site installation and commissioning

With seamless project management between all parties involved, the manufacturer was delighted with the service it received from the team at Total Automated Solutions Limited.

The Result

Following the successful implementation of this turnkey solution, the manufacturer enjoyed increased energy efficiencies, which brought costs savings and improved operational flexibility over the previous DOL solution. 

All of which helped this traditional industry enjoy a much-needed modern makeover.

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